Siemens Healthineers is currently investing 350 million euros in Forchheim in Germany – the largest single investment in a new building – in what will be one of Europe’s most advanced factories for medical components, creating around 700 jobs when it opens in 2023.
Based in Erlangen, Siemens Healthineers is a leading medical technology company and uses its regional subsidiaries to help healthcare providers around the world enhance their precision medicine, redesign their health services, improve the patient experience and digitalise healthcare.
The new building will combine manufacturing, research & development and logistics for X-ray tubes and generators, which are key components in state-of-the-art computer tomography, angiography and X-ray systems. The new factory will be fully digitally integrated and will boast automatic systems to help reduce production costs, increase product quality and provide sufficient capacity for future growth. A specially developed energy concept will also ensure that the building complex is almost entirely CO²-neutral in operation.
The multi-million euro contract for PMS includes the energy supply, specifically the complete low-voltage distribution system from design through to distributor construction, for the 57,000 square metre building (an area roughly equivalent to eight football pitches). Over the 14-month project period, almost 200 Sivacon panels with a rated current of 3170A, 270 sub-distribution boards and 40 light power distributors need to be produced.
“This project is a huge opportunity for us to strengthen our foothold in the German market and gain new customers”, said a delighted Franz Grünwald, Managing Director of PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik.