Siemens launches today its Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy at a ceremony officiated by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S Iswaran, and Siemens AG Chief Executive Officer Mr Joe Kaeser. A first for Siemens AG, the consultancy aims to assist companies to assess the current state of their facilities, and thereafter structure a meaningful Industry 4.0 transformation roadmap to digitalize their factories. With applications such as next-level automation, predictive maintenance and remote monitoring, digitalization can help manufacturers improve their quality, productivity, flexibility, efficiency, throughput time and time-to-market. The consultancy will cover Singapore and the other Southeast Asian markets, which are also facing increasing challenges to remain competitive.
As the first technology player in Singapore and the first-of-its-kind for the controls and automation industry globally to offer such technical consultancy services to help companies achieve their Industry 4.0 vision, the Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy possesses both the technical expertise and product portfolio to propose effective technology improvements to help customers not only optimize their manufacturing processes, but also digitalize their assets and machineries to enable analytics to better manage operations on a facility-wide level.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), this consultancy plugs a critical capability gap in the market, as while manufacturers, especially in markets like Singapore, are keen to digitalize their factories to remain competitive, many lack the knowledge and expertise of the smaller steps they can take to do so.
“Siemens’ decision to establish its first manufacturing consultancy business here is testament to the importance of Singapore's manufacturing sector to the global supply chain. By helping producers to develop digitalization roadmaps, the Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy will be an important partner to promote the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in Singapore,” said Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director of EDB.
As a world leader in automation and Industry 4.0, Siemens is able to provide our customers with the initial seed for transformation into a digital factory. We are able to draw on our expertise and strong portfolio in electrification, automation and digitalization, and I am confident that with our help, our consulting customers will become practical showcases for other manufacturing setups in the region,” said Dr Armin Bruck, Chief Executive Officer of Lead Country Singapore, Siemens, which covers Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.