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Ms. Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new head of the global...

Ms. Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new head of the global IT organization (Chief Information Officer CIO) at Siemens in early 2020. Hennig is still CIO at Osram Licht in Munich. She succeeds Helmuth Ludwig (57), who leaves the company at his own request at the end of the year. Ms Hennig will report directly to Roland Busch, Deputy Chairman of Siemens.

Hennig studied economics at the University of Hannover and has been working in IT for 25 years. During this time, she has assisted well-known companies in digitization, e.g. O2, E.ON and now Osram.

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Mar

Siemens has completed the acquisition of Russelectric. Russelectric is headquartered in Hingham / MA and employs approx. 400 people, producing switchgear and other power control systems for the electrical infrastructure. The company will now function as "Russelectric, a Siemens business".

Siemens has completed the acquisition of Russelectric. Russelectric is headquartered in Hingham / MA and employs approx. 400 people, producing switchgear and other power control systems for the electrical infrastructure. The company will now function as "Russelectric, a Siemens business".

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Rexel announced today, June 8, that it will reorient itself in Germany. This includes shifting its strategy and portfolio............

Rexel announced today, June 8, that it will reorient itself in Germany. This includes shifting its strategy and portfolio............

to the most attractive regions and businesses.

Rexel will focus on its profitable industrial business, signing an agreement with Siemens to position itself as a regional provider of electrical products.

Rexel will invest in the development of innovative services focusing on product and parts supply and maintenance.

This also includes the closing of 17 branches, combined with the corresponding staff reduction. These measures should be part of the effort to increase the efficiency of their business in Europe !!

At the same time, Rexel is accelerating its development in the industrial market with the development of a platform that will focus on digital services and solutions for IOT- based processes as well as the signature of an agreement with Siemens to develop joint initiatives.
 

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As we already reported, Siemens is interested in Emerson Electric’s network division.

As we already reported, Siemens is interested in Emerson Electric’s network division.

Emerson has now begun with the process of hiving off its Network Power division, which is to become an independent company with the name of Vertiv. Vertiv will continue to work as a division of Emerson until the hiving off process is complete, a conclusion being expected by 30th September.

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As can be gathered from the international press, Siemens is apparently interested in taking over Emerson Electric’s ...............

As can be gathered from the international press, Siemens is apparently interested in taking over Emerson Electric’s ...............

Network Power division, its power systems business for data centres, and would be prepared to pay USD 4 bn (EUR 3.5 bn) for it. Emerson had already announced a year ago that it planned to put this branch of its business up for sale.

Since negotiations are still likely to be at an early stage, it would not be possible to reach a conclusion before the end of the year.

Emerson’s chief competitors in the network power sectors are Schneider Electric and Eaton.

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In 2014 Philips was the second-largest global patent applicant at the European patents office, and it is the number 1 in Europe.

In 2014 Philips was the second-largest global patent applicant at the European patents office, and it is the number 1 in Europe.

At a global level Samsung is the only company to apply for more patents, with Siemens lying in third place, followed by LG from Korea and Huawei from China.

Philips filed 2,317 patent applications in the year 2014, 26% more than in the prior year 2013, when the company was still lying in third position in the annual ranking.

Currently Philips’ portfolio consists of 71,000 patents, 47,000 trademarks, 92,000 design rights and 4,900 domain names.

Impressive though these figures are, it is not so much the quantity as the quality and value of the portfolio which is of significance to Philips.

The demand for patent protection in Europe has been growing steadily, and Europe continues to strengthen its role as the global focus for technology and innovation for a growing number of companies from all over the world.

 

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In the 1st quarter 2015 (Sept. – Dec. 2014) the group’s net profits slumped by 25% to EUR 1.1 bn.

In the 1st quarter 2015 (Sept. – Dec. 2014) the group’s net profits slumped by 25% to EUR 1.1 bn.

Besides noticeable drops in earnings in the two important energy and gas and medical technology divisions it is also said to be major encumbrances in the financing sector because of the lower level of interest rates and the decline of the euro together with the price of oil which are responsible.

Siemens’ boss Kaeser still appeared to be convinced that overall profits will increase by at least 15% in the year, since he says extraordinary profits from the sale of a number of activities are to be expected.

For instance, the sale of the domestic appliance business to Bosch and the sale of the hearing aid business will alone yield over three billion euros in pre-tax profits. Nevertheless, he goes on to say that there is urgent need for action, above all in the group’s largest division energy and gas: The former world leadership in large gas turbines is a thing of the past, the market is determined by price pressure and excess capacity and the number of tenders is falling.

The first savings measure is now likely to be the cutting of 1,200 jobs in the division on short notice.
 

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