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70 Press releases
Munich, Apr 27, 2015
Thomas Rathmann (50) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer in the Executive Management of Siemens Healthcare GmbH for the launch of the new company, in which Siemens' separately managed healthcare business will be located as of May 1, 2015. He will succeed Michael Sen (46) as CFO of Siemens' healthcare activities. Mr. Sen is leaving Siemens at his own request.
Hanover, Apr 13, 2015
Siemens will be enabling around 1,000 students from 35 Siemens partner schools from around Germany to take part in the Tec2You young technology talent initiative at the Hannover Messe 2015. The scheme will allow youngsters between the ages of 15 and 18 to take part in guided tours of the fair grounds and the main Siemens booth in Hall 9. The tours will start out from the Siemens Tec2You booth in Hall 11/D. By providing workshops, interactive guided tours and the opportunity to talk face to face with CEOs, Siemens is offering the youngsters an introduction to the world of engineering and opening up the prospect of interesting potential career paths.
Constance, Apr 08, 2015
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has equipped the new cargo terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), with a state-of-the-art material handling system (MHS). The new home of Emirates SkyCargo's freighter fleet was successfully started up in several phases. "Our partnership with Siemens is a testimony to our commitment to create and deliver industry-leading air cargo solutions," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. "We develop constantly the nuances of our services and our innovative products – ensuring that we remain creative and efficient. The new MHS will not only help us meet our customers' needs but enhance SkyCargo's overall operational performance through providing top solutions also in niche markets."
Munich, Apr 01, 2015
The WU Global Tax Policy Center (GTPC) at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has been awarded US$1.7 million by the Siemens Integrity Initiative to launch the Tax and Good Governance Project 2015-2018. Together with WU GTPC, the African Tax Institute (ATI) at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences will play a key role in the fight against tax crimes and illicit activities in Africa.
Munich, Mar 24, 2015
Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. The motor has been specially designed for use in aircraft. Thanks to its record-setting power-to-weight ratio, larger aircraft with takeoff weights of up to two tons will now be able to use electric drives for the first time.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Mar 14, 2015
Siemens and the Egyptian government have reached firm agreements today to build a 4.4 GW combined-cycle power plant and install wind power capacity of 2 GW. Siemens will build a factory in Egypt to manufacture rotor blades for wind turbines, creating up to 1,000 jobs and therefore nearly trebling Siemens' footprint in the country. Including two further Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) which were signed at the event, Egypt's power generation capacity will be massively increased by up to one third mostly by 2020.
Erlangen, Mar 05, 2015
Effective as of March 15, 2015, Willi Meixner (50) will be appointed as the CEO of the Power and Gas Division as the successor to Roland Fischer (52), who left Siemens at his own request. Up to now, Meixner served as the CEO of the Distributed Generation and Compressors business unit and thus was responsible for service business for compressors, steam turbines and small gas turbines used primarily in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for more than 20 years in various positions in the power generation industry and is holding a degree in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA degree from the European School of Management and Technologies in Berlin.
Constance, Mar 05, 2015
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has equipped the first US pre-clearance terminal in the Middle East with a modern baggage handling system. In the facility adjacent to Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates Siemens' new baggage handling system ensures full passenger convenience.
Constance, Mar 03, 2015
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has acquired AXIT, the software specialist for cloud-based IT platforms for logistics process management. This acquisition opens up new perspectives for both companies for cross-industry growth in the logistics software business. The transaction is subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office and is expected to be completed by April. Both companies have agreed to keep financial details confidential.
Amberg, Feb 23, 2015
On February 23, 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Siemens' Electronics Factory in Amberg, Bavaria, and was briefed on the current status of production automation as it moves toward Industrie 4.0. Key elements of the coming industrial world are already being used at the Amberg factory: Products communicate with machines and all processes are optimized and controlled via IT.