Siemens Canada celebrates 50th anniversary of Drummondville plant
October 15, 2021
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Siemens Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Drummondville manufacturing facility in Quebec. The company looked back at the plant’s milestones and accomplishments. At the same time, it kept its focus on the future of manufacturing and continued investment.
A hybrid in-person and virtual celebration took place in the plant on Oct. 14. The special guest for the day was the mayor of Drummondville, Alain Carrier. Siemens employees, executives and customers took part in the celebrations. Government officials and media also joined in on the occasion.
Opened in 1971, the Drummondville facility has sized, scaled and pivoted according to market conditions. The plant has been through difficult periods, including economic downturns, political shifts and most recently, the pandemic. At the same time, the facility has celebrated many high points, including recognition as one of the top performing factories across Siemens in 190 countries globally.
“In 2021, in a time like no other, I am proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Siemens’ Drummondville factory,” said Faisal Kazi, president and CEO, Siemens Canada. “The facility is an example of modern manufacturing, thanks in large part to a highly-skilled workforce, award-winning operational efficiency and progressive technology in-house.”
Siemens Canada expects Drummondville to continue being a significant contributor to the domestic market, especially as the market moves to Industry 4.0. The facility will continue to offer made-in-Canada products.
This year, the plant will implement the first module of Siemens PLM software, to enhance supply and production planning. The facility is also planning to install cooperative robots, to increase safety and security.
“The city of Drummondville and the Société de développement économique de Drummondville would like to congratulate Siemens on its 50th anniversary and wish it success for the many years to come!”, said Alain Carrier, mayor of Drummondville and president of the Société de développement économique de Drummondville.
In honour of the 50th anniversary, employees and their families gathered for an outdoor event on Sept. 25. and a commemorative book was produced. View the book here.
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