Ventilator Challenge UK custom cables

Custom cables support essential supply chain for Ventilator Challenge UK during coronavirus pandemic.


Penlon Ventilators supplied to Nightingale hospitals

Client:              Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium
Application:   Medical Ventilator Custom Cable Assemblies
Quantity:        250,000+


Following the UK Government and NHS emergency call for medical ventilators during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, a number of the UK's leading blue chip electronics and manufacturing specialists formed the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium, to meet the demand for the production of 15,000+ medical ventilators as soon as possible.

Penlon Ventilator Challenge UK cable assemblyBrief:

CIE Electronics were approached by the Consortium to provide high volumes of critical custom cable assemblies for both exisiting medical ventilator models and approved new designs, requiring the CIE team to design, source, manufacture and deliver 7 different non-standard video and control cables within extremely short time spans.

A number of the cables required new designs and new tooling and included connectivity to the interactive display screen, power transfer and signal control cables.

Penlon VentilatorChallenegeUK cable installationThe Solution:

Within an extremely tight two month period, CIE designed, sourced, manufactured and delivered in excess of 250,000 non-standard video and control cable assemblies to VentilatorChallengeUK members throughout the UK including Ford, AIrbus, Penlon, McLaren F1 and Jaguar LandRover.

The team were very pleased to have completed all contracts within the time period under such challenging conditions and were proud to have played our small part in supporting the NHS and help to alleviate suffering during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.


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