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German Chancellor Merkel visits Siemens' showcase "digital factory"

Amberg, 23 February 2015
On February 23, 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Siemens' Factory in Amberg, Bavaria, and was briefed on the current status of production automation as it moves toward Industrie 4.0.

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German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

On her tour of Siemens' electronics manufacturing plant in Amberg, Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a first-hand impression of the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industrie 4.0 in Germany. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

Angela Merkel experienced Industrie 4.0 at first hand during her tour of the Siemens Electronics Factory in Amberg, Germany. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT. The Chancellor also discussed the interaction between humans and machines in the "digital factory" with Siemens trainee Isabella Goger.

German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

On her tour of Siemens' electronics manufacturing plant in Amberg, Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a first-hand impression of the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industrie 4.0 in Germany. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

On her tour of Siemens' electronics manufacturing plant in Amberg, Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a first-hand impression of the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industrie 4.0 in Germany. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

Angela Merkel experienced Industrie 4.0 at first hand during her tour of the Siemens Electronics Factory in Amberg, Germany. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

Angela Merkel experienced Industrie 4.0 at first hand during her tour of the Siemens Electronics Factory in Amberg, Germany. The assembly of printed circuit boards was among the processes explained to her. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

Siemens Electronics Factory in Amberg/Germany - The "Digital Factory"

The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT.

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German Chancellor Merkel visits the "Digital Factory"

Eminent visit to the Amberg Electronics Factory   Angela Merkel experienced Industrie 4.0 at first hand during her tour of the Siemens Electronics Factory in Amberg. The facility is a prime example of advanced product automation and has received numerous awards. The Amberg factory already combines the real and virtual worlds: Products communicate with machines, and all production processes are optimally integrated and controlled via IT. 

Further Information

Joe Kaeser

President and CEO

Klaus Helmrich

Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG

Contact

Oliver Santen

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-36669

Wolfram Trost

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-34794

Link to this page:
www.siemens.com/press/merkel-in-amberg