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Siemens Canada to invest $14M to modernize Drummondville facility

June 13, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Siemens Canada has announced that it is investing approximately $14 million in a multi-phased modernization of its 10,400 sq m manufacturing facility located in Drummondville, Quebec. The company reportedly aims to optimize the overall efficiency and capacity of the plant and position it for future growth.

The manufacturing facility has been making electrical products for the Canadian market for more than 50 years. With the new investment, Siemens plans to expand production of made-to-order product lines in response to market demands. Switchboard production, as an example, will see a 50 percent volume increase. The modernization project will reportedly position the Drummondville factory and its approximately 350 employees for continued success and could result in an increase of up to 15 percent in jobs by 2027.

“Siemens is excited to be investing in Canada, contributing to skilled job creation and the growth of digital manufacturing in Quebec,” says Faisal Kazi, president and CEO of Siemens Canada. “This transformation will allow us to scale and pivot to serve a growing market, ensuring we can continue to supply the Canadian market with high-quality products.”

Along with expanded production of made-to-order switchboards, powerpanels and panelboards, Siemens also plans to improve manufacturing processes. This includes increased automation and a revised layout of shop floor machinery to improve material flow. These improvements will help Siemens offer better service to the Canadian market, says the company.


“The products manufactured in Drummondville are key components of sustainable infrastructure supporting both buildings and industrial applications,” said Matthias Rebellius, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure. “By investing in modernization and responding to shifting market conditions, we ensure that the factory continues as a significant contributor to developments in domestic infrastructure, especially as the market embraces the opportunities of digital transformation.”

The company expects all phases of the modernization and expansion project to be completed in 2027.

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