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Siemens to work with Panasonic in electronics automation

April 26, 2016 - Against the backdrop of the Hannover Messe, Hiroyuki  Aota, Director in charge of Factory Solutions Business and Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation, and Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division at Siemens AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the intention of the two companies to work more closely together in the future in the fields of automation concepts for the electronics industry. The focus lies on standardized line integration concepts, which the partners plan to develop not only for individual production lines but also as overarching integration concepts for all process steps at the factory level, and as company-wide automation standards for globally distributed production networks.

Over recent years, Panasonic and Siemens have both worked independently on pioneering concepts linking digitalization and automation. In essence, the Smart Factory offering from Panasonic encompasses automatic assembly systems and the Manufacturing Execution System application PanaCIM. With the Digital Enterprise, Siemens is bringing to the table a portfolio encompassing the core elements of industrial software and automation, industrial communication, security and services. The contribution Siemens aims to make to the jointly developed concepts will be first and foremost its expertise in control and automation technology.

About Siemens

Siemens AG is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. 

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