Partner to industry in digital transformationDigital Industries is an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and digitalization. In close cooperation with our partners and customers, we are the driving force for the digital transformation in the discrete and process industries.
What we do
Unleash the full potential of data
The industrial world is facing monumental challenges: rapidly changing market conditions, a soaring global population requiring dependable supplies, and simultaneously, an increasingly urgent need for greater sustainability. These highly complex challenges are better mastered by industrial companies that fully digitalize and automate their processes – and efficiently utilize the resulting data. Only by effectively using infinitely available data can we save our finite resources and make confident business decisions.
We help our customers to fully exploit the potential of data for their company by connecting the real and digital worlds and combining the power of hardware and software. This way, we bring together processes that previously ran separately into one continuous flow of data, thus enabling the industrial Internet of Things. An Internet that covers the entire value chain, from shop floor to top floor, from sensors to the cloud.
The heart of our offering is our Digital-Enterprise-Portfolio. It offers enterprises of every size and type products, end-to-end solutions, and services for integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain. Optimized to meet the specific needs of each industry, they support our customers in shortening their development times and increasing the flexibility, productivity, and environmental efficiency of their production processes. To make this possible, we work closely with our customers and partners in ecosystems and on cloud-based platforms.
Integration of cutting-edge technologies
As an innovation leader, we think ahead to the next level of digital transformation – and integrate cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, edge computing, cloud computing, industrial 5G, blockchain and additive manufacturing into our Digital Enterprise portfolio. This is how we drive the convergence of information technology and operation technology and enable the smart usage of data.
But one thing is certain: Digitalization requires cybersecurity – the one is not possible without the other. We are convinced that industrial security is of highest priority for successful digitalization, and we therefore regard this as a key focus when designing innovative products, solutions and services.
Siemens Digital Industries, with its headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, has a workforce of around 78,000 employees worldwide.
Why become a Digital Enterprise?
What our customers say
Digital twins boost engineering efficiency
Bringing new special machinery for the pharmaceutical industry to market faster became possible for German machine builder Bausch + Ströbel with the help of digital twins. CEO Dr. Hagen Gehringer also restructured mechanic, electric, and automation teams to enable interdisciplinary development – all to significantly cut engineering times.
Efficient production even in a batch size of one
Thanks to a very high degree of automation and digitalization, Dulux Australia offers efficient production even in a batch size of one. For Project Director Kevin Worrell this means as little as one pallet of paint – 100 liters – can be produced for special orders or in response to market demands.
Tailor-made designs in the skies
Aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft Inc. uses Siemens industry software and the digital twin in aircraft design. As a result, Piper was able to equip their trainers with the latest electronics technology, while increasing production tenfold over an eight-year span. “I want my engineers to be innovative. To do that they need to have the best tools that are available”, says Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
Polyamide from biomass
Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd. produces polyamide from corn and other types of renewable biomass in its digital factory. When it comes to manufacturing yarn, 50 percent less CO2 is discharged into the environment if the fibers are produced from corn, compared to fibers made from oil.