Siemens' global technology showcase - exiderdome - docks in Montreal

    Technological exhibition brings productivity solutions and systems to
    Canadian industry

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada announced today that its
global road show, the exiderdome, has arrived in Montreal for the third stop
of its five-city Canadian tour. Siemens' exiderdome is a two-storey multimedia
exhibit constructed from 55 cargo shipping containers that transform into a
must-see, exposition of technological innovation, arriving on a 108 metre-long
barge via the Great Lakes. Having made its successful Canadian debut at the
Global Petroleum Show in Calgary in June, the exiderdome allows visitors to
experience Siemens' world-leading expertise in various industries such as food
& beverage, automotive, oil & gas, 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.
    "Following its successful appearances in Calgary and Toronto, we are
honoured to bring the exiderdome to Montreal," 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 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. Guided tours of the exiderdome are
offered to trade and industry in each location. Due to its flexibility and
mobility, the exhibit is easily transported by sea, air or road.
    "We are proud to showcase solutions that will increase productivity to
our customers in Quebec and encourage guests 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
    Following its appearance in Montreal, the exiderdome travels by barge on
the St. Lawrence Seaway to Québec City (September 23-24) and Halifax
(October 6-7). At each stop, exiderdome visitors will have an opportunity to
participate in seminars on different topics including industrial
communications, safety technologies, and energy management.
    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. After its
final stop in Halifax, the exiderdome will travel to Boston where it will
complete a U.S. tour.
    "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

    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

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