Siemens Digitalization Consulting has already supported numerous decision-makers in pharmaceutical companies on their path to digitalization. The basis for a successful concept is a digitalization schedule, or roadmap, which is developed together with the customer. It is tailored to the available business model as well as to existing infrastructure for information technology (IT), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT). The ways in which companies benefit directly from the comprehensive Siemens consulting approach is explained by consulting customer and pharmaceutical service provider ChemCon.
We released our third quarter results for fiscal year 2020 on August 6, 2020. The Conference Call for journalists and the Analyst Call were broadcast live.
- Adjusted EBITA in Industrial Businesses climbs 8 percent to €1.8 billion
- Adjusted EBITA margin rises to 14.3 percent
- Strong free cash flow of more than €2.1 billion in Industrial Businesses providing liquidity and security
- Orders down 7 percent to €14.4 billion and revenue down 5 percent to €13.5 billion year-over-year
- Global uncertainties continuing in Q4
Despite major uncertainties due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens AG maintained its course very successfully in Q3 of fiscal 2020, both strategically and operationally. In a challenging macroeconomic environment, the company’s Industrial Businesses generated a strong EBITA margin of 14.3 percent. Adding 1.7 percentage points to this margin was a positive effect of €211 million at Digital Industries. Siemens successfully avoided major supply chain bottlenecks in connection with the COVID-19 crisis despite taking precautionary measures, which were in some cases substantial, to prioritize workforce health and safety. With free cash flow of more than €2.1 billion in its Industrial Businesses (€2.5 billion at Group level), Siemens has sufficient liquidity to master the COVID-19 crisis effectively – or to emerge from it even stronger than before.
- Klaus Helmrich to retire at end of March 2021 after 35 years at Siemens
- Cedrik Neike to succeed Helmrich as Managing Board member responsible for Digital Industries, effective October 1, 2020
- Matthias Rebellius to succeed Neike as Managing Board member responsible for Smart Infrastructure, effective the same date
- Effective October 1, 2020, Roland Busch to assume responsibility for fiscal 2021 as previously announced; Joe Kaeser to actively support transition and hand over CEO role to Busch upon completion of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2021
- Succession process now concluded for Siemens AG’s leadership team with new Managing Board set up under leadership of Roland Busch, effective October 1, 2020, to lead next phase of Siemens’ transformation
Klaus Helmrich (62), the Managing Board member responsible for Digital Industries (DI), will retire upon expiration of his contract at the end of March 2021 after 35 years at the company. Cedrik Neike (47), the Managing Board member currently responsible for Smart Infrastructure (SI), will succeed him as of October 1, 2020. Matthias Rebellius (55) – currently SI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) – has been appointed to the Managing Board and will assume responsibility for this unit.
Siemens is expanding its portfolio for industrial communication networks. With the IE/PB Link HA gateway, which is optimized for use in the process industry, highly redundant infrastructures can be implemented based on the open Profinet Industrial Ethernet standard. This ensures uninterrupted system operation, not least because changes can be made to the configuration during ongoing operation. In addition, the gateway is suitable for use in harsh ambient conditions and temperatures from -40 to +70 degrees Celsius.
- Transformational milestone in
execution of Siemens’ Vision 2020+ strategy
- Siemens Healthineers intends to
acquire 100 percent stake in U.S. healthcare company at a purchase price of around
- Acquisition to create global leader
in cancer research and therapeutics and support Siemens Healthineers’ equity
- Mixed financing through a capital
increase at Siemens Healthineers AG and intra-Group loans to Siemens
- Siemens AG’s stake in Siemens Healthineers
AG to decline to about 72 percent from 85 percent
- Siemens AG to remain long-term
majority shareholder in Siemens Healthineers
AG aims to maintain its current A+ / A1 rating
Siemens AG is
continuing to rigorously execute its Vision 2020+ strategy and therefore
expressly welcomes Siemens Healthineers AG’s acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Varian
Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a U.S. company active in the area of cancer research and therapy. Payment
of the purchase price of around $16.4 billion is to be enabled by mixed
financing from the issuance of new Siemens Healthineers shares and the issuance
of bonds. The proceeds from the bonds are to be transferred within the Group to
Siemens Healthineers under customary market conditions.
- Easy and fast engineering with Desigo Engineering Framework
- Open by design for integration of different protocols and devices with no need for additional hardware or software
- Offers wireless access to controllers, remote cloud connection
- Secure connectivity and encrypted communication
Siemens Smart Infrastructure launched its new building automation controllers Desigo PXC4 and PXC5 to transform buildings into high-performing, energy efficient assets. The new generation of Desigo building automation controllers offers a wide range of benefits for automating small and medium-sized buildings to get the most flexible and scalable building automation. Thanks to the new, licence-free Desigo Engineering Framework, devices can now be seamlessly integrated in the same framework for intuitive engineering. Features such as open by design for successful integration of different protocols and easy wireless access facilitate building automation. Both controllers were designed to expand and strengthen the Desigo portfolio and focus on one specific automation element - the Desigo PXC4 for HVAC plants and Desigo PXC5 for system functions and integration.
- Siemens Energy to supply 20 compressor trains for a critical gas project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
- The project will enable the operator to manage its surplus gas volumes efficiently to meet seasonal demands
Siemens Energy was selected to provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic meters per day, or m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 MMSCFD (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.
- Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure
- Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus
- Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack
Siemens Smart Infrastructure will provide the charging infrastructure for 10 Rampini E80 electric buses in Genoa, Italy, to be used by AMT Genova (AMT), the city's public transport operator. With this project, AMT continues its journey of electrifying the public transport system in Genoa, aiming to create an energy-efficient and sustainable model of urban mobility. The Siemens charging infrastructure is scheduled to be commissioned by the summer of 2021.