Mississauga, ON — Feb. 26, 2002 — Siemens Canada has opened a new manufacturing, engineering and training centre in Burlington, Ont., as part of a $32-million investment in Southern Ontario. The 83,000 sq ft facility will house three key company operations.
An integrated engineering centre will, for the first time, combine the company’s engineering resources in one location and become a centre of excellence for Canada.
A state-of-the art training resource will offer industrial educational programs specific to electrical distribution, automation and drives, process control, motor control and related technologies.
A manufacturing unit will produce electrical/electronic products for domestic and international market needs (Siemens has operations in more than 190 countries). Products assembled will consist of devices for electrical distribution and the automation of industrial processes.
The new facility is the fourth initiative in a current Siemens investment program in Ontario. Other projects include a national headquarters for the company’s Technical Services business unit, located next to the new Burlington site, opened in 2001, a new 70,000 sq ft international transformer and large rotating repair and overhaul facility in Hamilton, now under construction, and a switchgear and motor overhaul facility in Sarnia which opened in 2000.
At an official opening ceremony, Siemens Canada president Dr. Albert
Maringer was joined by the mayor of Burlington, Robert MacIssac, and Member of Parilament, Julian Reed, along with other dignitaries.