Siemens restructures for power and smart infrastructure

August 03, 2018 //By Nick Flaherty
Siemens restructures for power and smart infrastructure
Siemens has re-structured itself into three operating companies and separate joint venture operations to capitalise on the move to smart city infrastructure and power.

The three new operating companies will cover Gas and Power, including battery systems, distributed energy management and electric vehicle charging, alongside Smart Infrastructure and Digital Industries, which includes EDA tool vendors Mentor Graphics and Solido. These three companies will be made up of the Building Technologies Division (BT), Energy Management Division (EM), Power and Gas Division (PG), Digital Factory Division (DF) and large parts of its Process Industries and Drives Division (PD). The regional structures will also be reorganised. 

The move follows the $600m acquisition of mendix as the heart of an IoT Infrastructure division wthin Digital Industries. "The days when project business, product, software and service companies, with all their different requirements, could be centrally and efficiently managed are over," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens. "Less management from headquarters and more freedom for our businesses will make us stronger and more flexible."

The Business Unit for IoT Integration Services will be based around the MIndSphere cloud technology alongside artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and Siemens plans to offer consulting, design, prototyping and implementation services. Until 2025, the market for IoT integration services is expected to achieve annual growth rates of ten to fifteen percent and Siemens plans to hire about 10,000 employees in this area by 2025.

The joint venture operations are Siemens Healthineers, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the planned company Siemens Alstom.

This comes towards the end of the company's Vision 2020+ strategy and is intended to give each of the operating companies more independence and grow the company revenue and profits by at least 2 percent a year. The finance and real estate businesses are being combined into a separate Services company, while R&D will remain with Siemens Corporate Technology and the stakes in a number of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) will also remain with the main board. 

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