Siemens Joins Ford Motor Company to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line

  Siemens Joins Ford Motor Company to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the
  Moving Assembly Line

  *Siemens to showcase technology within Ford’s display at the North American
    International Auto Show
  *Siemens – Ford relationship dates back 25 years
  *With the use of industry software and automation technology, the U.S.
    automotive sector is leading a manufacturing renaissance

North American International Auto Show 2014

Business Wire

DETROIT -- January 15, 2014

Siemens is demonstrating the latest software and hardware technology in
automotive manufacturing production within the Ford Motor Company display
during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit,
January 13-26, 2014.

For more than 25 years, Siemens and Ford Motor Company have worked together,
leveraging innovation and technology to maximize manufacturing efficiency and
apply global standards through the adoption of Manufacturing Engineering and
Production Automation solutions. As a result, Ford has been able to reduce the
energy needed to produce a vehicle, increase the safety for people building
the vehicle and improve the flexibility of plants and processes.

“Siemens is honored to showcase how our technology is supporting Ford, and
what better way than to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ford’s moving
assembly line, an innovation that has withstood the test of time“ says Raj
Batra, President of Siemens Industry Automation Division. “Historically, the
automotive industry has been a trendsetter for manufacturing as a whole and
today is no different. As Ford’s NAIAS display makes clear, the future of
manufacturing is upon us, where software, industrial integration and resource
efficiency are increasing productivity and flexibility, and reducing
time-to-market. Few companies demonstrate this real-to-virtual innovation
better than Ford.”

Ford’s exhibit at the NAIAS features four vehicle bodies representing
different levels of the assembly process. Two elevator stations bring the four
vehicle bodies down to the show floor level for public viewing. In addition to
showcasing a variety of Siemens PLM software solutions, the exhibit includes
more than 1,000 Siemens components, including the SIMATIC S7-1500, a new
programmable logic controller (PLC) introduced by Siemens in 2013.

The Siemens-Ford partnership extends across the entire lifecycle of the

  *Ford uses Siemens technology globally to manage engineering information
    and corporate product requirements, visualize product designs, define
    manufacturing equipment and processes digitally and control the embedded
    software for each vehicle.
  *Siemens supports Ford’s machine builders, providing standards for the
    planning and implementation of powertrain production systems.
  *Siemens drives and automation technology is used globally in powertrain
    and stamping operations.
  *Ford uses Siemens controls hardware as the Global PowerTrain Manufacturing
    Engineering standard. Through Ford’s standard development and
    implementation, the company has experienced a significant reduction in
    launch issues and engineering hours with Tier 1 suppliers.
  *Ford uses Siemens PLM software to verify manufacturing processes early in
    the vehicle program, enabling manufacturing processes to be optimized in
    the virtual domain and supporting the use of global standards and
    engineering collaboration.
  *Siemens is working with Ford and Google to pilot a new app called
    “IntoSite,” that facilitates virtual navigation into assembly plants using
    the Google Earth infrastructure.

On March 19-20, 2014, Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the
Manufacturing in America Symposium, a two-day event that brings together
manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, policy
makers and academia to explore how technology is driving a manufacturing
resurgence in America. The event will be held at Ford Field in Detroit, and
will feature more than 34 different technical seminars and 24 different
vendors. For more information or to register, visit

For further information about Siemens‘ portfolio of products and services
supporting the automotive sector, visit

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading
supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly automation and drive
technology, industrial software and technology-based services. The Sector's
comprehensive portfolio covers the entire industrial value chain, from product
design, engineering and production to services. Siemens enhances its
customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in a wide variety of
different industries. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees,
the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive
Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals
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