Thursday, May 15, 2003

Manufacturing sector gets IT solution offerings from Siemens

Using a roving van to demonstrate its expertise as a leading industrial solution provider, Siemens, Inc. recently kicked-off its nationwide Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Innovation Tour for customers which presents the latest technology and trends in the area of automation and control.

Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) group representatives will make the rounds of customers in key industrial cities around the Philippines including Metro Manila, Bacolod City, Dumaguete City, Cebu, Ormoc City, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City, Davao City and General Santos City. The TIA Innovation Tour will highlight mini-exhibits and audiovisual presentations to showcase its range of services and solutions intended to solve automation tasks economically and ensure increased productivity of machines and lower acquisition, engineering and operating costs. These solutions will focus on the food and beverage, cement, sugar, power, steel, and chemical industries among others.

First launched in 1996, the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept offers its customers an integrated and unified approach to automation and drive technology – from drives and field devices through controls and software to process monitoring and communications. Since then, TIA has become the key to Siemens’ global economical success.

According to Buddy Bonifacio, Siemens, Inc.’s Senior Vice President for Automation and Drives, “Through the TIA Innovation Tour, our customers will get to view and appreciate the system design of our automation platform comprising modern industrial automation, drive, switching and installation technology. TIA provides customers a stable, flexible and extendable automation platform that can adjust to any technological change such as advances in communication networks and enable them to drive innovations faster than their competitors. Clearly, these benefits help our customers bring their industrial plants up-to-date and become information technology (IT)-enabled without expensive system gaps, thereby improving productivity and raising profits.”

Siemens claims to be the only manufacturer to provide horizontal and vertical integration of an integrated automation platform for all production stages and an information flow across all production levels from the enterprise resource planning level to the field level.