Siemens' global technology showcase - exiderdome - arrives in Halifax



    
    Technological exhibition brings productivity solutions and systems to
    Atlantic Canada
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada announced today that its
global road show, the exiderdome, has arrived in Halifax for the final stop of
its five-city Canadian tour. Siemens' exiderdome is a two-storey multimedia
exhibit constructed from 55 containers that transform into a must-see,
exposition of technological innovation, arriving on a 108 metre-long barge.
Having completed successful appearances in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and
Quebec City during the past four months, the exiderdome allows visitors to
experience Siemens' world-leading expertise in various industries such as oil
& gas, marine, mining, pulp & paper and building construction. Siemens has the
largest global range of automation, control and drive technologies, made more
efficient through the company's Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and
Totally Integrated Power (TIP) open concepts.
    "We are honoured to bring the exiderdome to Halifax," says Guenther
Scholz, president and CEO, Siemens Canada. "The unique exhibit showcases our
innovation and extensive expertise in Canada and underscores our commitment to
providing the answers to the toughest questions facing industries in Atlantic
Canada today, to help master the challenges of tomorrow."
    Representing more than 130,000 products, the exiderdome boasts seven
showrooms of product displays, a multimedia theatre with a 34 metre-wide
display and several meeting rooms. Once assembled, the exiderdome is entirely
self-contained, including air conditioning, heating, wireless internet, power
generation and a fully operational kitchen. To date, more than 4,000 industry
professionals have participated in guided tours of the exiderdome on its
Canadian tour, with an expected audience of more than 500 visitors during the
2-day Halifax event. Already an established partner with healthcare
institutions in the region, the exiderdome provides an opportunity to further
expand Siemens' presence in Atlantic Canada.
    "We are proud to showcase products and solutions that will increase
productivity to our customers in Atlantic Canada and encourage people working
in various industries to experience the exiderdome," says Joris Myny, vice
president of Industry Automation and Drive Technologies, Siemens Canada.
"Keeping our customers competitive is one of our key objectives."
    Following its appearance in Halifax (October 6-7), the exiderdome will
travel to Boston where it will begin a U.S. Tour. The Canadian visit is part
of a global tour that began in China in 2005, and traveled to South Korea,
Thailand, Taiwan, Russia and Mexico.
    "This program represents a significant investment for Siemens and is
another example of our commitment to customers, employees and the Canadian
economy," adds Guenther Scholz. To-date, Siemens has invested more than $50
million CAD to realize the exiderdome, a one-of-a-kind global program. For
more information, visit www.exiderdome.ca.

    About Siemens in Canada

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the world
of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy
and healthcare sectors. The company has more than 6,000 employees in Canada,
working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex
systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual
requirements. For almost 100 years in Canada, Siemens has stood for technical
achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada
for fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), were $2.3 billion CAD. Further
information about Siemens in Canada is available at www.siemens.ca.





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For further information: visuals or to arrange an interview with a
Siemens spokesperson, please contact Susan Willemsen, Rebecca Kennedy or Renee
Lalonde at The Siren Group Inc., Tel: (416) 926-8087, Fax: (416) 926-9712,
e-mail: info@thesirengroup.com; Siemens Canada Limited, Corporate
Communications, Media Relations, Mississauga, Ontario, DL Leslie, Tel.: (905)
819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, E-mail: dl.leslie@siemens.com


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