Future of Manufacturing with Siemens

The Future of Manufacturing

New digital possibilities give Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to make their mark on global supply chains.
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The promise of digitalisation

Industry 4.0 is upon us

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, is a journey towards the integration of real production and virtual production.

Two worlds merge

Globalisation, climate change and rapidly evolving markets are pushing manufacturers to innovate and the result is a breathtaking rate of progress in advanced manufacturing. If Australia and New Zealand are to secure a role in future global supply chains, the time to act is now.


From personal devices to complex industrial systems, digitalisation has become an intrinsic part of our world. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will shift the possibilities of technology into a new landscape – one in which a significant part of the manufacturing process is completed in virtual environments and the entire production plant is digitalised.


With greater flexibility and efficiency, digital technologies enable forward-thinking businesses to bring new products to market in much shorter timeframes while also enhancing quality and consistency. As the global leader in industry automation and drive technologies, Siemens is helping CEOs throughout Australia and New Zealand tool up for the digital future of manufacturing.


Grasp the digital twin

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Digital enterprise

The vision for Industry 4.0

Highly flexible, individualised and resource-friendly mass production is coming.

With shorter response times to customer requests and market demands, the digital enterprise can open up new and innovative business areas. Discover how digitalisation can give your business an advantage over the competition.


Achievable over the next 20 years, the vision for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is for products to find their way independently through the production process. Machines and products will communicate with each other in intelligent factories to cooperatively drive production. In an Internet of Things, raw materials and machines will be connected.


Think it’s not relevant to your industry? Think again! Industry 4.0 will make a profound difference to the majority of businesses in Australia and New Zealand – including the oil & gas, water and wastewater, as well as the defence industry. The benefits of connectivity and digitalisation are far-reaching and already visible today.

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Challenges and opportunities for manufacturing


Articles and essays on the challenges and opportunities for the future of manufacturing.

Future of industry


Our interactive infographic shows you how industry is evolving and shaping the world.


Turning information into success

Every day, billions of devices and machines generate vast amounts of data. Siemens has the knowledge and expertise to transform that data into powerful insights that enable smarter choices. We are ready to help Australia and New Zealand to succeed in digitalised global supply chains.

Digital shipbuilder

Digitalisation offers Australia the opportunity to fast-track its progress in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and become the world’s most efficient shipbuilder. Digital shipyards build two and a half ships in the time a traditional shipyard can build one. Holistic solutions from Siemens are paving the way for Australia to become a highly efficient global supplier of submarines and naval vessels.  

The answer to Industry 4.0

Businesses who proactively adapt today for the Fourth Industrial Revolution are the ones who will survive and thrive when Industry 4.0 is realised. By combining several proven solutions (PLM, MES and TIA) with a powerful data platform, Siemens has developed a holistic automation solution that will optimise the entire value chain and address the requirements for Industry 4.0.  


Innovations that help our customers

Siemens’ solutions for the digital enterprise and for mastering the transformation of the energy systems are already available. They provide the industry to fully benefit from the future of manufacturing.


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