Siemens aims to advance ‘Future of Manufacturing’ at Hannover Messe 2015
Engineering giant Siemens focuses on the theme “On the way to Industry 4.0 — Driving the Digital Enterprises” and features solutions in three main areas of growth: digitization, electrification and automation, addition to digital transitioning in the “Future of Manufacturing” and “Sustainable Energy” at this year’s Hannover Exhibition Grounds, according to a press release of the Siemens.
Siemens is also setting up a Digitalization Forum to display a variety of practical applications from the process industry, the manufacturing industry, machine tool construction and additive manufacturing, demonstrating the important role that the close integration of the virtual and real worlds is playing in many industries today. Siemens hopes this exhibit will, via faster, smarter and more flexible production innovation, move global industry closer to “Industry 4.0,” the company stated.
Integration of the Virtual and
Smart production achieved through the integration of the virtual and real worlds will replace traditional production lines and lead to a major revolution in manufacturing. Siemens Ltd., Taiwan President and CEO Erdal Elver said, “Digitization has become one of the decisive factors in the continued evolution of industrial development among the world’s leading manufacturing nations, and higher performance digital enterprises not only will exhibit considerably greater output, but will also display enhanced efficiency and flexibility. Amid the highly competitive nature of the world’s manufacturing industries, Siemens will employ its leading technologies in manufacturing to assist in the transition and upgrading of Taiwan’s industrial sector.”
Digitalization Forum at Hannover Messe 2015, Siemens shows what can already be achieved today through the perfect interaction of digital and real manufacturing throughout all steps of the value chain, said the company.
Siemens Software and
Siemens product portfolio enables the comprehensive integration of data from development, production and suppliers to satisfy any customers’ demand, high flexibility in its manufacturing process, a very high quality on final products and a traditional craftsmanship matched with high-tech processes, the company stated.
Ken Cheng, head of Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives Taiwan (DF & PD Taiwan), remarked, “Siemens already has the ability to provide a series of comprehensive product portfolios and solutions, enabling us to assist customers in continuously boosting manufacturing productivity and efficiency. Siemens continues to make notable contributions towards this goal.”
VIPs Visit Siemens Exhibition
Siemens understands that digitization will be a key factor in industrial development in the future, and it has long provided competitive digital solutions. The world’s first digital factory was built in Amberg, Germany in 1989, and at this year’s Hannover Messe Siemens is exhibiting many digital solutions that take advantage of comprehensive systems architecture to create highly efficient, smart and flexible industrial manufacturing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Siemens exhibition at Hannover Messe. In February, she personally toured the Siemens digital factory in Amberg, pointing to it as a model in Germany’s move toward “Industry 4.0.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, third right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fourth right, listen to Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, second right, during a tour at the Siemens exhibition at Hannover Messe 2015 on Monday, April 13.