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Siemens Canada opens new manufacturing facility for Trench Limited in Pickering, ON

Siemens Canada opens new manufacturing facility for Trench Limited in Pickering, ON

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

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.



Contact for journalists: Ann Adair, VP Communications & Strategy, Siemens 
Canada Phone: 416.567.7831 E-mail: For further 
information on Trench Canada, please click HERE Follow 

SOURCE: Siemens Canada Limited

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CO: Siemens Canada Limited
ST: Ontario

-0- Feb/06/2013 19:30 GMT

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