Siemens Canada opens new manufacturing facility for Trench Limited in
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.
"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
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