Siemens Digital Industries Software has launched its first and only Southeast Asian Technical Competency Hub in Penang, which will host the latest innovations in smart manufacturing.
These include manufacturing operations management (MOM) software portfolio that provides a holistic solution to improve manufacturing operations performance, additive manufacturing (3D Printing); product simulation and testing; plant simulation and automation and solutions for digitalisation.
Also, the facility will function as an offshore development centre for global projects delivery as well as performing research and development, industry-specific project consultancy and project implementation.
Recognising Penang’s role as Malaysia’s thriving industrial hub for the last four decades and its administration’s ambitious push for smart manufacturing, Siemens’ latest investment in the state is part of its continuous effort to support Malaysia’s Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) aspirations.
Further, the hub will also serve as a platform for Siemens to help companies, especially SMEs, begin their digitalisation. Siemens will also continue to work closely with the government at all levels – local, state, and federal – to nurture the right pool of talent and technical capabilities.
This will enable a wider range of Malaysian manufacturers to take advantage of the benefits of digital transformation and expand their client and customer base.