Siemens Canada opens new manufacturing facility in Pickering
By Design Engineering CanadaGeneral R&D Research Siemens Canada
Trench Limited plant offers expanded capacity and R&D capabilities.
PICKERING — Siemens Canada officially opened the doors to its newest manufacturing facility, which will be the new home of instrument transformer production for Siemens subsidiary, Trench Limited. According to the company, the 190,000 sq. ft. office and plant location is due to increased product demand for oil insulated instrument transformers. The new facility will allow Trench to expand production and build a high voltage testing laboratory capable of testing products rated up to 800,000 volts. The plant is also home to a R&D department.
According to Siemens Canada, more than 250 current Trench employees will be based at the new Pickering facility, with the potential hiring of additional employees based on sales growth expected in the coming years. In total, Trench employs approximately 700 people in the greater Toronto area.
The Trench instrument transformers business is part of the larger high voltage products business unit within Siemens that develops, produces and sells products for power utilities, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and power intensive industries.