Siemens Targets Process Automation How Automation Giant Siemens Meets the Digitalization Challenge

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Siemens sees digitalisation as the key driver for industrial growth: At the SPS IPC Drives the German electronics giant presented its new strategic focus on discrete and process industries.

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Peter Herweck, CEO of Siemens' Process Industries and Drives Division, Klaus Helmrich, member of the board and Ralf-Michael Franke, CEO of the Siemens Factory Automation Business Unit at SPS IPC Drives, where Siemens exhibits integral portfolio for industrial electrification, automation and digitalization.
Peter Herweck, CEO of Siemens' Process Industries and Drives Division, Klaus Helmrich, member of the board and Ralf-Michael Franke, CEO of the Siemens Factory Automation Business Unit at SPS IPC Drives, where Siemens exhibits integral portfolio for industrial electrification, automation and digitalization.
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Nuremberg/Germany – By expanding its integral portfolio of hardware, software and services, Siemens is driving forward the digitalization of industrial automation. Speaking at the SPS IPC Drives 2014, Siemens Managing Board Member Klaus Helmrich said: “Siemens recognized digitalization as the most powerful lever for industrial growth right from an early stage, and has consistently expanded its portfolio to create a cohesive, integral offering along the entire industrial value chain. This allows us to actively support companies across wide-ranging industries in their bid to optimize and develop their business models, and to offer our customers important competitive benefits”.

Over recent years, Siemens has aligned its portfolio consistently along the value chains of specific industries, selectively expanding the digitalization of its entire portfolio to include such products as PLM-Software, the Engineering Framework TIA Portal or Plant Data Services. In this way, the company covers the entire product and production lifecycle of its customers.

Digitalization as a Growth Driver for Industry

Alongside digitalization, Siemens aims to reinforce its position by adopting a more selective, industry-specific approach in dealing with industrial enterprises, starting with the varying requirements of the discrete and process industries.

With this in mind, with effect from October 2014 fields of competence and technologies have been more specifically concentrated into two new divisions as part of the Siemens Vision 2020 corporate program.

Strategic Alignment on Discrete and Process Industries

For process industries such as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals or Food & Beverages, prior significance is attached to stable processes and resource-saving technologies. Siemens is addressing these needs in the Process Industries and Drives Division with industry-specific solutions and particularly reliable, future-proof components.

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“The value chains and work flows taking place in the process industries call for a close-knit technological partnership based on trust. We have aligned our portfolio including services along the entire lifecycle of our customers”, explains Peter Herweck, CEO of the Process Industries and Drives Division. “Our offering unites high-grade, proven and standardized products with industry-specific solutions, covering all the decisive core elements – from integrated engineering systems and process control systems through integral communication down to the field level, for instance with process instrumentation and analytics, as well as Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) with outstandingly efficient and reliable drive technology.”

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