Siemens Canada invests $2 million in Burlington facility

Production of the new TIASTAR Motor Control Centre to increase export opportunities.

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by DE staff

At a ceremony with dignitaries, customers and employees, Siemens Canada officially announced that its Industry Automation division has begun production of the TIASTAR Motor Control Centre(MCC) at the Siemens manufacturing facility in Burlington, Ontario. Siemens has invested more than $2 million in design, retooling and upgrades to the facility to accommodate the new production line. In addition, the company has projected the creation of 50 skilled positions in engineering and production to fulfill the capacity.

“Today’s announcement reflects our ongoing commitment to manufacturing in Canada and represents a significant investment for Siemens,” said Joris Myny, vice president of the Industry Automation and Drive Technologies Divisions.  “Bringing the TIASTAR MCC production line to Ontario also demonstrates our goal of providing our customers with made in Canada solutions”.

From left: Roland Aurich, Siemens Canada President and CEO; Cam Jackson, Mayor of Burlington; and Joris Myny, Siemens Vice President of the Industry Automation and Drive Technologies division.

Siemens TIASTAR Motor Control Centres are typically used in commercial building applications to control the speed of fans and pumps and compressors.  In addition, they are commonly used in industrial applications wherever motors are found.  For example Motor Control Centres are used in automotive manufacturing plants to control the motors that move the assembly line.  They are self-contained modular units filled with electrical components, automation interfaces and features designed to offer unsurpassed motor control, communication, monitoring, and protection.

“In these tough economic times when many manufacturers are moving production offshore, Siemens sees investing in manufacturing in Canada as an opportunity.  We know leveraging technology in the manufacturing space makes good sense”, said Anthony Bezina, the Burlington facility plant manager.  “We are using intelligent manufacturing techniques, which include efficiencies in equipment layout and automated solutions to help increase productivity and to become more competitive.”