Siemens Canada opens new manufacturing facility for Trench Limited in Pickering, ON

New plant offers expanded capacity and R&D capabilities

PICKERING, ON, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Employees, special guests, and dignitaries including Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan will be on hand today as Siemens Canada officially opens the doors to its newest manufacturing facility. The 190,000 sq. ft. office and plant location represents a significant investment by Siemens Canada and is the new home of instrument transformer production for Trench Limited, a Siemens company.

Increased product demand for the oil insulated instrument transformers led to the decision to build the new facility, allowing Trench to substantially expand existing production and build a dedicated high voltage testing laboratory capable of testing products rated up to 800,000 volts. The plant is also home to a Research and Development department designed to keep the company at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector.

More than 250 current Trench employees will be based at the new Pickering facility, with the potential hiring of additional employees based on sales growth expected in the coming years. In total Trench employs approximately 700 people in the greater Toronto area.

The Trench instrument transformers business is part of the larger high voltage products business unit within Siemens that develops, produces and sells products for power utilities, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and power intensive industries. The business unit's extended global footprint of more than 20 manufacturing facilities across 13 countries makes it uniquely close to its customers.

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"Ontario is a great place to do business and manufacture our products. We continue to invest in the future of manufacturing here and throughout Canada and are optimistic about opportunities in each of our business sectors in this country."  
  - Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada Limited
   
"The City of Pickering has been building a strong relationship with Siemens Canada for the good part of a decade.  For this reason, I am thrilled with the grand opening of Siemens/Trench's facility in our city. Pickering is regarded as one of the energy capitals of Ontario, and I thank Siemens/Trench for helping to strengthen this reputation now and into the future."
  - His Worship David Ryan, Mayor of Pickering
   
"We intend to use the training and knowledge gained in our Lean manufacturing program and spread this good practice to the processes within the new factory. As a result we will be able to serve both our domestic and global customers with better response times and improved service levels."
  -Reno Reinhold, CEO, Trench Canada Limited

About Siemens Canada 
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada in fiscal 2012 (ended September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53 offices and 14 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the beliefs of the management of Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project," are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the management's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates do not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 

 

SOURCE: Siemens Canada Limited

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