Queen Maxima visits manufacturer of ventilation systems
Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a working visit to technology company Demcon in Enschede on Thursday afternoon, April 16. The visit took place in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Demcon has developed, tested and manufactured a ventilation system that is suitable for patients on the intensive care.
Queen Máxima spoke to the developers of the ventilation systems and the employees who work on the production of the equipment. During a tour, Queen Máxima was informed about the ventilation systems Demcon has developed, about the clinical testing of the system and the new production lines. Queen Máxima also spoke with representatives of suppliers, other companies involved in the development of the system and the national expert group for ventilation equipment. This final discussion included the steps taken to be able to develop, test and produce a complete system in a short amount of time, and the training of production employees was discussed.
Demcon focuses on using technological knowledge to solve social issues. The company already produced separate ventilation modules and is also working on medical solutions, systems to monitor safety and sustainable innovations for water and energy.
Through telephone calls and, if possible, working visits, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands inform themselves about the consequences of the corona outbreak and express their support and appreciation for the efforts of so many in the fight against the pandemic. Measures are taken in consultation with the organizations involved to allow the working visits to take place.
Photo credits: Mischa Schoemaker | Dutch Press Photo Agency