The Victorian State Government funds Gekko Systems to advance ventilator production plans
The Gekko team were delighted to be advised yesterday that the Victorian government had committed funds to preparing the Gekko ventilator design for manufacturing readiness.
This commitment, announced by the Victorian State Government yesterday recognises Gekko’s world class capability and design skills in fields of pneumatics, hydraulics and control systems as well as its agile and rapid innovation system. With an integrated design, prototyping and lean manufacturing capability under one roof, plus an extensive multi-disciplinary engineering team, the company can respond with high speed to community and industry needs such as COVID-19 response.
Local community groups, including the Buninyong Community Bank, and individuals have donated matching funding to help accelerate this critical response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the Victorian State Government Media Release here.
Given current social distancing requirements, Sandy Gray has used the skills of his extensive engineering and procurement teams online while utilising the equipment bench at home for preliminary prototyping