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
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
"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
-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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