CHENGDU, China, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 11th, Siemens Electronics Works Chengdu (SEWC) at Chengdu High-tech Zone officially began operation. As the latest "digital enterprise" in Siemens' Industry Automation production and R&D network, SEWC is highly digitalized from product design to manufacturing. Meanwhile, "Simatic IPC 3000 SMART", a new generation of IPC series, tailor-made for Chinese customers, was put into mass production today. SEWC will produce Simatic industry automation products successively. Anton S. Huber, CEO of Siemens AG Industry Sector Industry Automation Division said: "With this investment, the Chengdu plant will be able to participate immediately in our large global manufacturing network producing not only high tech products for the local market but for all our customers around the world."
With factors such as digitalization, automation, virtualization and environmental sensitivity, SEWC can be described as an exemplar of modern sustainable manufacturing. "SEWC is a model digital enterprise utilizing the most advanced digital manufacturing technologies. The investment shows our confidence in further growth in China, and also shows that Siemens saves no efforts in fulfilling the commitment of 'zero distance to the customer'. SEWC will raise R&D and production efficiency of Siemens' industry automation products, and shorten the time-to-market." Dr. Marc Wucherer, President of Industry Sector Siemens North East Asia said, "The importance of Chengdu in West China, backed by governmental support, human resources, logistics, traffic and infrastructure provides a sound environment for SEWC to be rooted in Chengdu."
"SEWC will not only help consolidate Siemens' leading role in the industry, but also adds new impetus to Chengdu Hi-tech Zone in developing advanced manufacturing and constructing a globally influential high-end industrial base," said Liu Chao, Member of Standing Commitee of the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee; Party Secretary of CPC Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone. "Following the tide of the '3rd entrepreneurship', at current and in the near future, Chengdu Hi-tech Zone will offer unprecedented opportunities for domestic and foreign companies."
SEWC mainly manufactures Simatic Industry Automation products, providing reliable control systems and solutions for industrial enterprises. Advanced automation technology creates huge potential for industrial upgrading; for example, the efficiency is improved by optimization of automation process. Simatic industry automation products are widely applied to the automobile, metallurgy, petrochemical, food & beverage, pulp & paper and infrastructure industries.
SOURCE Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone