Siemens signs MOU to establish Centers of Excellence across Karnataka

Siemens Industry Software India 100% owned subsidiary of Siemens PLM Software, USA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Government Tool Room and Training Center (Government of Karnataka) and DesignTech Systems Limited to establish four Centers of Excellence across Karnataka. Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software offerings form crucial components of the integrated technology solutions provided by Siemens in India in the space of automation and digitalization.

The partnership paves the way for a world-class integrated skill development infrastructure and benchmarked technical education curriculum with core focus on Industry 4.0, Automation, Mechatronics and Internet of Things (IOT) infrastructure. The four COEs will address diverse industry segments like Automotive, Industrial machinery, Industrial automation, Renewable Energy and Aerospace and Defense.

DesignTech Systems Limited is the execution partner for the four Centers of Excellence and will run the centers for the first two years and continue to provide support for the third year.

“With Indian industry increasingly adopting automation and digitalization, it also requires a highly-skilled workforce trained in future-ready technologies and processes. Siemens is committed to supporting the Indian economy to enable it to gain competitive advantage by improving its efficiency, productivity, quality and speed. The MoU is yet another step in this journey of modernization,” said Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited.

Suman Bose, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd, present on the day of agreement signing, said, “We aim to build sustainable communities by leveraging Siemens’ competencies and solutions. The collaboration aims to train students on relevant industry processes and help create industry-ready trained personnel. This industry-readiness and relevance of skills is expected to foster further industrial development in the state of Karnataka.”

The COEs are unique in their ability as they anticipate being able to stitch together the virtual world of engineering and manufacturing simulation with the physical world of product development, manufacturing and the Internet of things (IoT). The COEs will be equipped with the latest PLM software solutions from Siemens, such as NX™ software for digital product design and engineering, Teamcenter® software for digital lifecycle management and the Tecnomatix® portfolio for digital manufacturing. They will also feature state-of-the-art industrial automation equipment from Siemens, as well as the latest computer numerical controllers (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and state of the art manufacturing machinery including CNC milling and turning machines, industrial application robotics cells, Renewable (Solar/Wind) Energy Training System, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), Quality Assurance Tools and Gages, and rapid prototyping machines. Each of the COEs will have ten fully equipped laboratories staffed with instructors trained and certified by Siemens.