Frequently Asked Questions
To give you a quick overview of Siemens' most important facts and figures, you will find answers to frequently asked questions here.
We make real what matters, by setting the benchmark in the way we electrify, automate and digitalize the world around us. Ingenuity drives us and what we create is yours. Together we deliver. This is the mission of Siemens.
With a focus on electrification, automation and digitalization, Siemens India stands for engineering excellence, innovation, and reliability. As one of the world’s biggest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a pioneer in infrastructure and energy solutions, as well as automation and software for industry. The company is also a leader in medical imaging equipment, laboratory diagnostics, and clinical IT. Siemens also provides business-to-business financial solutions, rail automation and wind power solutions.
Electrification, automation and digitalization are the long-term growth fields of Siemens. Our portfolio ranges from power plant construction and wind turbines to rail vehicles and medical technology. Digitization adds a new dimension: the virtual world with all its advantages in terms of diagnostics, simulation and optimization.
Power and Gas Division offers a broad spectrum of products and solutions for reliable, efficient and clean power for generation of electricity from fossil fuels and for the reliable generation of power for oil and gas applications. Customers are Utilities, Independent Power producers and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies as well as businesses in industries such as oil and gas, sugar, cement, etc.
Energy Management Division is a supplier of products, systems, solutions and services for transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Its portfolio ranges from systems for low-voltage grids and distribution grids to solutions for smart grids and energy automation systems to power supply systems for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems. Its customers are Central Utilities, State Utilities, Private Transmission and Distribution System Operators and Industries.
Building Technologies Division provides solutions for safe, secure, energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings and infrastructures. It has solutions for applications such as fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy management.
The Mobility Division supplies solutions for passenger and freight transportation, including rail vehicles, rail automation and rail electrification systems. Government initiatives such as transparent, decentralized procurement led to various metro rail projects and large locomotive projects being awarded.
Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of software products and automation technologies for industrial applications covering the entire life cycle, from product design and production execution to after-sales services. Siemens helps its customers in the manufacturing sector enhance the flexibility and efficiency of their production processes, thereby boosting their competitiveness. These solutions are supplied to customers in various discrete industries, General Engineering segments and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) engaged in machine tools, printing, packaging and electrical panel manufacturing.
Process Industries and Drives Division offers a comprehensive portfolio for Industrial application and solutions in the field of Automation and Drives for process industries such as Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages, Water and Waste Water, Cement, Mining, Oil & Gas, Paper and Marines. The business environment in which Process Industries and Drives Division operates is primarily driven by core sector industries.
In addition, Siemens is a leader in providing technology solutions for setting up intelligent (smart), sustainable cities. With solutions for Smart Grid, Building Technologies, Mobility and Power Distribution, Siemens has successfully set up smart cities in Vienna and New York, and is already involved in the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) Program of the Government of India for installing Smart Grid solutions in multiple cities in India. Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confederation of Indian Industry to be the Lead Industry Partner in a consortium, for the conceptualization and development of Smart Cities. It also signed an MoU with IL&FS and GIFTCL to develop Smart Mobility Solutions for GIFT city. Siemens offerings are tuned to government vision of 100 Smart Cities.
Siemens in India is represented by Siemens Limited (flagship listed company and 75 percent subsidiary of Siemens AG). The Company’s business is aligned into Divisions: Power and Gas, Energy Management, Mobility, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, and Process Industries & Drives.
The Siemens Group in India also includes Siemens Healthineers, Siemens Industry Software (India) Private Limited, Siemens Rail Automation Private Limited (100-percent subsidiary of Siemens Limited), Siemens Financial Services Private Limited and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Siemens Healthineer is a leading healthcare company, which offers a portfolio of solutions, from medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, to adding managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens PLM Software, which operates in India as Siemens Industry Software (India) Private Limited, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services. The software are crucial components of the integrated technology solutions provided by Siemens in India in the space of automation and digitalization.
Siemens Rail Automation Private Limited is a complete rail automation products and solutions for all kinds of railway systems, be it Mainline or Metro. Siemens Financial Services Private Limited provides project finance, equipment and leasing solutions, structured finance, capital loans and advisory services. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (formed through a merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa), offers full-scope wind power solutions such as grid-infrastructure and comprehensive service.
As part of a global organization, Siemens India supplies its products and solutions to a number of countries across the world. Detailed information on the locations of Siemens across the world can be found via the link below:
Our worldwide presence
Siemens Limited, in which Siemens AG holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship, publicly-listed company of Siemens AG in India. Mr Deepak S Parekh is the Chairman of Siemens Limited. The Non-Executive Directors of Siemens Limited are Mr Deepak S Parekh, Mr Darius C Shroff, Mr Yezdi H Malegam, Mr Keki B Dadiseth, Mr Joe Kaeser, Mr Cedrik Neike, Mr Johannes Apitzsch and Ms Mariel von Schumann.
The Whole-time Directors and Corporate Management of Siemens Limited comprises Mr. Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Christian Rummel, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.
“We make real what matters.” That’s our aspiration. That’s what we stand for. That’s what sets us apart. A reflection of our strong brand, it’s the mission that inspires us to succeed.
One engine of sustainable business is our ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our Company’s success. “Always act as if it were your own Company” – this maxim applies to everyone at Siemens, from Managing Board member to trainee.
Siemens India partners India by providing integrated solutions for a digitalized and sustainable future. With its digitally-enhanced electrification and automation solutions, Siemens India is perfectly positioned to partner India in new phase of growth.
For close to 170 years, our success has been built on market-leading technologies and convincing business models. Innovation at Siemens means ideas that earn money. They can be products, solutions and services that set benchmarks – in the world of technology and beyond.
In fiscal 2016, we spent approximately 4.7 billion euros on research and development – corresponding to an R&D intensity of 5.9 percent. R&D intensity provides information about what percentage of economic output is spent on research and development. This investment is reflected in the number of patents: about 3,500 patents were filed in fiscal 2016. In total, Siemens currently holds about 60,000 patents worldwide.
Sustainability is a key pillar of the corporate strategy at Siemens, with the three areas – environment, economy and society – governing all the activities at the organization.
Environmental Sustainability: In India, Siemens has put in place various initiatives for creating a sustainable environment. This includes not only making employees, suppliers, business partners and customers environmentally-conscious but also encouraging all stakeholders to choose approaches that support sustainable environment.
Economic Sustainability: As part of its strategy to conduct business in a sustainable manner, Siemens focuses on profitable business growth while ensuring that it adheres to ethical standards of doing business.
Social Sustainability: Sustainability at Siemens includes corporate citizenship as well as occupational health and safety. Siemens’s corporate citizenship initiative promotes social development by creating a viable economic future and thus strives to be an integral part of society. Siemens has worked toward improving awareness of occupational health and safety at all its locations in India.
Siemens’ Corporate Citizenship strategy has been firmly anchored with our corporate values of Responsible, Excellent and Innovative. It focuses on issues within the ambit of Social, Education and Science, and Environment. Corporate Citizenship is an integral part of our corporate strategy.
Siemens Corporate Citizenship initiative, Project 'Asha' is a pilot project that showcases a sustainable approach to integrated community development in a rural area. The project focuses on enhancing the living condition of people who live without basic necessities such as electricity, clean drinking water or basic healthcare.
The project integrates innovative technologies from Siemens such as water solutions, AC drives and renewable energy solutions with community development initiatives. The project has been executed with the active participation of the community right from its inception.
Siemens was founded in 1847 by Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg Halske as the “Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske” (Telegraph Construction Company of Siemens & Halske). The basis for this was the invention of the electrical pointer telegraph by Werner von Siemens, which ushered in the modern era of telecommunication. In 2016, we celebrated Werner von Siemens’ 200th birthday.
The first company office of Siemens India was set up in 1922 and it was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act in 1957. It started manufacturing in India in 1960 with the setting up of the Switchgear Factory at Kalwa, near Mumbai, followed by the Motor Factory in 1966.