Siemens Canada selected as Manufacturer of the Year by APECQ

    MONTREAL, April 16 /CNW/ - APECQ (Association patronale des enterprises
en construction du Québec), the biggest multi sector-based employers'
association with memberships servicing the construction industry in the
province of Quebec, has selected Siemens Canada as the recipient of its
Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2009.
    For more than 110 years, APECQ's mission has consisted of supporting and
defending its members' interests and in supplying them with the best range of
available services to insure their success. "We are extremely pleased to have
selected Siemens in Canada as our Manufacturer of the Year for 2009," said
Nick Iwanowski, president of APECQ. "APECQ is much more than an association,
it is a world of tools and services available to its members to improve their
performance in today's and tomorrow's competitive environment, and we are
proud to work with organizations such as Siemens."
    "Siemens is grateful to APECQ for this prestigious award and is proud to
offer the construction industry a vast portfolio of products and solutions
from loadcentres and breakers for residential applications to switchgear and
motor control centres for industrial applications," said Daniel Groulx,
regional vice president, Siemens Canada. "Siemens was chartered in Montreal in
1912 and has always taken great pride in providing our customers with the most
advanced technology to enhance and extend life and this award reflects our
dedication and commitment in the province of Québec." In addition to a broad
range of products, systems and services for electronic security and fire
protection, Siemens portfolio includes building automation solutions that save
energy, increase user comfort and protect the environment.
    The committee reviewed a number of nominated companies based on
established criteria and member feedback, including how the organization is
perceived by other construction related businesses. "Siemens' long-standing
relationship with many of our member organizations and their outstanding
reputation of reliability and exceptional service was a key factor in making
our decision," said Michel Raymond, director general of APECQ.
    The selection for the company of the year award is executed in rotation
amongst three groups: specialized and generalized entrepreneurs; professionals
and suppliers/manufacturers.

    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 approximately 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 2008 (ended September 30), were $2.6 billion CAD. Further
information is available at

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Siemens Canada Limited, Corporate
Communications,  Media Relations, Mississauga, Ontario, Contact: DL Leslie,
Tel.: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, E-mail:

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