Siemens is investing €2 billion to reportedly boost its future growth, drive innovation and increase resilience. The company’s investment strategy primarily includes building new manufacturing capacity as well as innovation labs, education centers and other own sites.
Siemens announced a new high-tech factory in Singapore, to serve the booming Southeast Asia markets.
“Our technologies address secular growth trends where our customers need our support to become more competitive, resilient and sustainable. Siemens is experiencing significantly above-market growth. Today we announce an investment strategy to boost future growth, drive innovation and increase resilience,” said Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens AG. “The investments underpin our strategy of combining the real and the digital worlds – as well as our focus on diversification and local-for-local business. We are clearly doubling down on our strong global presence to support growth in the most relevant markets in the world.”
In addition, there is an expected increase of around €0.5 billion in research and development (R&D), such as artificial intelligence and the industrial metaverse, in fiscal year 2023 versus prior year. This R&D is reportedly focused on strengthening Siemens’ position in core technologies including simulation, digital twins, artificial intelligence or power electronics, as well as supporting the development of the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform. The company recently announced a partnership with Microsoft to speed up code generation for industry automation by using ChatGPT. With NVIDIA, Siemens is working to build the industrial metaverse to improve design, planning, production and operation of factories and infrastructures.
To meet growing demand in Southeast Asia, the company announced an entirely new high-tech factory in Singapore, which will be developed using Siemens’ own leading digital twin and innovative, intelligent hardware technologies. Investment in the factory will be around €200 million. The plant will set a new standard for connectivity to showcase the possibilities of digitalization, as well as incorporating highly-automated manufacturing processes. The investment will create over 400 jobs.
As part of its investment strategy and fast-growing business in China, Siemens will also expand its digital factory in Chengdu to serve the local growth opportunities in China for China, investing €140 million (RMB 1.1bn) and creating 400 new jobs.