In order to provide digital and secure solution to manufacturers and plant operators, the global tech leaders Siemens, IBM and Red Hat announced a new collaboration. The partners will use a hybrid cloud designed to deliver an open, flexible and more secure solution for industrial customers to drive real-time value from operational data.
- With this joint initiative, Siemens Digital Industries Software will apply IBM’s open hybrid cloud approach, built on Red Hat OpenShift, to extend the deployment flexibility of MindSphere, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens.
- To help operationalize the capabilities and reduce IT risk, IBM Global Business Services and Global Technology Services consultants will serve as a provider for managed services and IoT solutions for Siemens’ MindSphere customers.
- This will enable customers to run MindSphere on-premise, unlocking speed and agility in factory and plant operations, as well as through the cloud for seamless product support, updates and enterprise connectivity.
The major deals and investments by Siemens are mentioned below:
July 2020: Siemens announced to acquire California-based Avatar Integrated Systems Inc., a leading developer of place and route software for integrated circuit (IC) design.
June 2020: Siemens had announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Cambridge, UK-based UltraSoC Technologies Ltd., a provider of instrumentation and analytics solutions.
March 2020: The global clean energy provider Siemens Gamesa announced that it will supply 25 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines for one of the Vietnams largest wind farms. Vietnam has one of the best wind resources in Southeast Asian region.
February 2020: Siemens AG announced to acquire all the shares of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) held by Iberdrola S.A. for approximately $1.2 billion. The three companies (Iberdrola, Siemens, and SGRE) have signed a cooperation agreement for specific projects related to wind power generation and to improve the distribution grid.
January 2020: Siemens AG signed an agreement to acquire India based C&S Electric Limited for $296 million, through its Indian subsidiary. C&S Electric is one of the leaders in electrical and electronic equipment for infrastructure, power generation, transmission and distribution in India. The acquisition of C&S Electric will enhance Siemens’ position in India as a key supplier of low-voltage power distribution and electrical installation technology. The merger agreement paves the way for the establishment of a design and manufacturing hub in India by Siemens. The acquisition will also help in the export of electrification products to fast-developing markets around the world.
January 2020: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy completed the acquisition of Senvion’s European Service assets and Intellectual Property (IP). The deal strengthen the company’s competitive position in Europe by adding approximately 9.0 GW serviced fleet and operations in 13 countries.
January 2020: Siemens AG signed an agreement with Ghana Grid Co. to upgrade the country’s electricity grid. Siemens will help to improve the Ghana’s ability to supply other West African nations, including Burkina Faso, Togo, and Benin.
About Siemens AG
Siemens is a Berlin-based global industrial manufacturing and technology company. The company has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for last 170 years. The company is focused on the areas of power generation and distribution, manufacturing industries, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process.
Siemens is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient technologies; It is also a leading supplier of medical technologies and is providing solutions in IT, industry, finance, and energy. The company is a pioneer in providing intelligent infrastructure and industry solutions to the world.