A connected Middle East means seamlessly interfacing the physical world of humans and machines with the virtual world of big data. Turning the virtual world’s big data into smart data enables customers to gain even more value with a better-informed decision-making process – that is the key to competitiveness today.

In depth

The digital leap

Armies of sensors and actuators tirelessly collect, monitor, automate and optimize processes for today’s economy. But the digital leap is driving a transformation towards precision decision-making for all sectors, in order to achieve even greater efficiencies from engineering, manufacturing, supply chain to maintenance and service.

A new paradigm driven by digitalization is for companies to spend less on assets and maintenance. In short, what can companies do to “get it right” with big data and achieve less operational risk with a seamless user experience?



The key to fully exploiting the potential of digitalization lies in the data. By collecting, processing, and utilizing the data of machines and plants in a secure environment it is possible to continuously optimize production processes and assets. The cloud-based, open IoT operating system MindSphere enables companies to turn data into knowledge, and knowledge into measured business success.

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We understand that Cybersecurity is a critical factor for our customers’ business success ensuring availability, integrity, confidentiality and privacy of data, systems and products. It’s an essential part of the Siemens digitalization strategy helping our customers utilize digital transformation in their industries with our portfolio and industry know-how.
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The Digital Enterprise – our solution portfolio for the digitalization of industries – comprises powerful software and future-proof automation solutions. The Digital Enterprise Suite offers software and hardware solutions to seamlessly integrate and digitalize you entire value chain. Join us at GMIS to discover the value of the Digital Enterprise.

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The essential foundation for the Digital Enterprise is electrical energy. At GMIS you can explore how to enable optimal operation as well as discuss with our experts on how to prepare for mastering future changes with integrated power supply solutions covering electrification, automation enhanced with digitalization.

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Additive Manufacturing

Digitalization is a fundamental prerequisite for additive manufacturing. Our showcase demonstrates how this innovative new technology can be adapted for the industrial use and which value we offer with our complete software and automation solutions for the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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Digitalization in practice

3D-printing is taking off!

Digitalization presents regions such as the Middle East the opportunity to leapfrog over manufacturing strongholds into pole position in the age of Industry 4.0. With end-to-end digital know-how to improve performance, Siemens is helping aircraft parts manufacturer Strata to 3D-print the first aircraft components for Etihad Airways, UAE’s national airline.

A revolution in the aerospace industry

By leveraging the advantages of both digital simulation and additive manufacturing, Etihad Airways, Strata Manufacturing and Siemens aim to help airlines not only improve their designs but overhaul the manufacturing process – including making complex parts on demand and manufacturing discontinued parts. Siemens is the only maker of industrial equipment worldwide to offer an end-to-end portfolio for 3D printing that combines automation and digitalization.

Etihad Airways sees huge potential for this technology in aviation over conventional manufacturing methods because it makes the design, production and delivery of parts faster, enabling rapid prototyping, manufacture and repair.

Case study

Leveraging digital technology to ensure availability

Julphar makes insulin available and affordable for all by locally producing up to 40 million vials a year with the help of Siemens technology.

Digitalization is dramatically transforming manufacturing

A tailor-made automation solution from Siemens based on the PCS-7 enables Julphar, the region's largest pharmaceuticals manufacturer, to produce insulin crystals locally.

Digitalization report

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Preparing for the digital era: the state of digitalization in GCC businesses. Siemens and Strategy& have partnered to co-author the report ‘Preparing for the digital era: the state of digitalization in GCC businesses’