Emerson recently opened two facilities: an advanced additive manufacturing center at its Singapore campus, and an office in Germany to showcase latest automation technology.
SINGAPORE — Emerson opened an advanced additive manufacturing center at its Singapore campus. This is Emerson’s second location to have additive manufacturing capabilities (making 3D objects from a digital model).
Additive manufacturing significantly accelerates the testing of multiple versions of a prototype product or part, and promises to greatly simplify the production supply chain. Through this center, Emerson will be using additive manufacturing technologies to produce special customized and application-specific parts and products which are impossible or nearly impossible with traditional technology.
The Singapore center serves to strengthen Emerson’s additive manufacturing program, which was launched three years ago with the opening of its first additive manufacturing technology center in Marshalltown, Iowa, the global headquarters for its Fisher™ products. Together, the Marshalltown and Singapore centers are actively working on research and development and pilot production services for all Emerson businesses around the world.
Singapore was selected for this additive manufacturing center because of its strong manufacturing ecosystem, favorable business climate, excellent transportation linkages, an educated workforce and good universities, and robust intellectual property protections. Singapore has been the Asia-Pacific headquarters and a high-value manufacturing and technology hub for Emerson Automation Solutions since 1965.
“This Singapore center, along with our Marshalltown center, will play a key role in helping Emerson move quickly to leverage the benefits of additive manufacturing to meet our customers’ needs in Asia Pacific and around the world,” said David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson. “We greatly appreciate the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), which has been a great partner and gave us the confidence to make the investment here.”
In conjunction with the launch of its additive manufacturing center in Singapore, Emerson has entered into a five-year research collaboration agreement with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), a world-leading research-intensive university. Postgraduate students from NTU will be able to get real-world training in additive manufacturing at the Emerson center and carry out product research projects.
Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director of the Singapore EDB, said: “We are pleased to partner with Emerson in the opening of its new additive manufacturing center, which will help enhance Singapore’s standing as an internationally recognized hub for high-tech manufacturing excellence. This global center will not only raise our international competitiveness, but also contribute towards the grooming of skilled Singaporean talent in the area of advanced manufacturing.”
Farr and other senior executives from Emerson were joined at the inauguration ceremony by Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Singapore’s Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of National Development, and officials from the Singapore EDB and NTU Singapore.
LAGENFELD, Germany — Emerson Automation Solutions has opened its new office in Langenfeld, Germany, which showcases the latest automation technology that can help manufacturers and process companies achieve operational excellence through a program Emerson calls Operational Certainty™.
The new Langenfeld office provides Emerson customers with access to a range of testing, training and demonstration facilities, giving them first-hand experience of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology that can improve their operational performance.
“Moving into this large, modern facility gives us greater ability to demonstrate how the latest automation technology and engineering services can help our customers to achieve operational excellence,” said Andreas Fuchs, general manager, Germany, Emerson Automation Solutions. “The new office provides significant improvements in terms of space, functionality, location and modernity for our employees compared to the facility in Haan which it has replaced.”
The new 5500m2 (59,200 ft2) office will be home to around 270 employees. Its opening marks 50 years since Emerson first established a presence in Germany, and complements the existing facilities at Hasselroth, Wessling, Gronau, Selmsdorf, Willich, Dietzenbach and Ölbronn-Dürr.
“We are proud of our achievements in Germany over the past half-century, and as our latest technologies now begin to unlock the vast potential of Industry 4.0, we look forward to exciting opportunities ahead of us to meet customers’ needs,” said Fuchs. “This new office underlines our commitment to striving for constant improvement in the support we offer our customers, enabling them to enhance the skills of their workforce and to take full advantage of the technologies and solutions we can offer them.”
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