TI Fluid Systems to Support Ford Motor Company and 3M in Production of Air Purifying Respirators in Response to COVID-19
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (April 24, 2020) — TI Fluid Systems (TIFS), a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, announced a collaboration with Ford Motor Company and 3M to produce air flex tube assemblies for powered air-purifying respiratory systems (PAPR) in response to the increased demand caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
3M’s PAPR uses a waist-mounted, battery-powered blower that sends filtered air into a hood that helps provide respiratory protection for workers, including those in healthcare services. When Ford announced their proposed design solution for the production increase, TIFS recognized an opportunity to leverage the current design and manufacturing processes to engineer and mass produce quick connectors and a new air flex tube solution for the hood and fan pack used in the PAPR system.
Quick connector production and sub-assembly will take place at the TIFS New Haven, Michigan facility, with tube final assembly taking place at the Ashley, Indiana facility. Keeping production local will allow Ford and 3M to rapidly meet the increasing demand and to provide much-needed protection for healthcare professionals.
“We are honored to support Ford and 3M with our technical and manufacturing expertise in furthering this humanitarian initiative,” said Bill Kozyra, President and CEO of TI Fluid Systems.
About TI Fluid Systems
TI Fluid Systems is a leading global manufacturer of fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems primarily for the light duty automotive market. With nearly 100 years of automotive fluid systems experience, TI Fluid Systems has manufacturing facilities in 108 locations across 28 countries serving all major global OEMs.
For more information, visit www.tifluidsystems.com.
Advancing Safety Together: 2023 Global Safety Week
Last month, TI Fluid Systems hosted its first Global Safety Week from the 16th to the 20th October....
TI Fluid Systems Completes Acquisition of Cascade Engineering Europe
TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) has completed a deal to acquire Cascade Engineering Europe (CEE), a leader in the...
TI Fluid Systems Strategic Growth Investment in China
SHANGHAI, CHINA (26 October 2023) -- TI Fluid Systems, a leading global supplier of thermal and fluid systems...
Welcoming Cascade Engineering Europe to the TI Fluid Systems family
We are excited to announce that TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) has agreed to acquire Cascade Engineering Europe (CEE),...
TI Fluid Systems to Acquire Cascade Engineering Europe
TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) to acquire Cascade Engineering Europe (CEE), a leader in the design and manufacturing of...
TI Fluid Systems Appoints Janis N. Acosta as Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary
TI Fluid Systems has appointed Janis N. Acosta as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary Janis brings over...
Committing to the future: TI Fluid Systems commits to the SBTi
TI Fluid Systems has finalised a letter of commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), marking a...
Kicking off the new season
In recent years, TI Fluid Systems employees in Poland have laced up their boots and taken to the...
TIFS Asia-Pacific e-Mobility Innovation Center Openings Make the Headlines
In June, we marked the opening of our state-of-the-art e-Mobility Innovation Centers (eMICs) in Incheon, South Korea, and...
Global internship programme continues to flourish
Our global internship program has taken great strides this year, helping to underline our commitment to developing the...