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Siemens acquiring Building Robotics to enhance its digital portfolio with workplace app Comfy

Workplace app Comfy joining Siemens to create personalized and responsive buildings

Workplace app Comfy joining Siemens to create personalized and responsive buildings

Siemens Building Technologies Division is setting a further milestone in smart building solutions by acquiring Building Robotics Inc., a market leader in the fast growing digital workplace experience app domain. Headquartered in Oakland, California, the start-up achieved its leadership position by developing a simple-to-use app that enables people to take control of their environment. Building Robotics, Inc. is best known by the name of its core product, Comfy.
Building Robotics Inc. will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry Inc. and continue to operate as a vendor-agnostic platform provider. The two co-founders CEO Andrew Krioukov and CTO Stephen Dawson-Haggerty will remain in their current position in the management team of Building Robotics Inc. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any figures. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018.
"This move further strengthens our leadership position in smart buildings," said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Building Technologies. "With the Comfy app we will bring a consumer-like experience to commercial buildings that simplifies the interaction with buildings to increase employee productivity and engagement."
Through the Comfy app, Siemens Building Technologies will connect people, places and systems to create amazing workplace experiences – putting people in the center of a building. Comfy directly integrates with existing building automation, IT networks and IoT systems to provide on-demand control and smart automation, all within a single intuitive app. At a time when smart technology is becoming a must-have in the office, employees can use the app to make immediate changes in temperature and lighting, book rooms and desks, and provide feedback on their space.
"Comfy has successfully redefined the way people interact with their workplaces," said Andrew Krioukov, CEO and co-founder of Building Robotics Inc. "By joining Siemens, the global leader in total building solutions, we open up greater opportunities to accelerate the development of new functionalities, grow the open protocol ecosystem, and reach more people around the world."
Founded in 2012, the Comfy team leverages expertise in machine learning, UX design and enterprise service to develop software solutions for building operators and occupants. The start-up has leading enterprise customers in major markets such as the US, Australia, Singapore and India.

This press release and further material is available at www.siemens.com/press/building-robotics
For further information on the Building Technologies Division, please see
www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies
For information on #CreatingPerfectPlaces, please see Landing Page: www.siemens.com/perfect-places and Twitter: www.twitter.com/SiemensBT.
For further information on Building Robotics, please see www.comfyapp.com

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Feature: Workplace app Comfy joining Siemens to create personalized and responsive buildings

Feature: Workplace app Comfy joining Siemens to create personalized and responsive buildings

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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