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Nov 12, 2013: Siemens PLM, Gujarat Govt to Setup 5 Centers of Excellence for Skill Development in Higher Education

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Siemens PLM Software
recently signed an agreement to set up ‘Centers of Excellence for Skill
Development’ in higher education involving the Ministry of Industries and
Mines, Government of Gujarat, India and Siemens Industry Software India Pvt.
Ltd.

Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 –
Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd. (SISW), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc., recently signed an
agreement with the Ministry of Industries and Mines (Government of Gujarat) for
the establishment of five Centers of Excellence (COEs) across the state. The
agreement was signed jointly by SISW and their partner, DesignTech Systems Ltd.
(DesignTech) on September 11, 2013 at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar during
a seminar on qualitative improvements in higher education. Present at the event
were various dignitaries and academicians including the Hon. Chief Minister of
Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon. Minister of Industries and Mines, Shri
Saurabh Patel, Hon. Education Minister, Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, and
Principal Secretaries from Dept. of Industries and Dept. of Education. Mr.
Bhaskar Mandal, CEO – Industry Sector, Siemens Ltd. India, Mr. K C Yee, Sr.
Vice President – Asia Pacific, Siemens PLM Software were also present at the
event.

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The five COEs will address diverse industry segments like
Automotive, Industrial machinery, Industrial automation, Aerospace &
defense, and Shipbuilding. The collaboration will train students on relevant
industry processes and help create industry-ready trained personnel. This
industry-readiness and relevance of skills will attract better career
opportunities for students and will eventually foster further industrial
development in the state of Gujarat. The COEs are unique in their ability as
they will be able to stitch together the virtual world of engineering and
manufacturing simulation with the physical world of product development and
manufacturing.

Equipped with the latest PLM software solutions from Siemens
PLM Software, such as NXTM software for digital product engineering,
Teamcenter® software for digital lifecycle management and Tecnomatix® software
for digital manufacturing, and state-of-the-art industrial automation equipment
from Siemens Industry these COEs will have the latest computer numerical
controllers (CNC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), computer integrated
manufacturing units (CIM) comprising of CNC milling and turning machines,
automated guided vehicles (AGV), industrial robots, automatic storage and
retrieval systems, vision inspection systems for quality control, CIM
controllers and software and rapid prototyping machines. All the software is
integrated using the Siemens Total Integrated Automation (TIA) portal, and each
of the COEs will have seven fully equipped laboratories staffed with
instructors trained and certified by SISW.

Shri Modi commented, “The agreement signed today with
Siemens for five Centers of excellence is not just an academic activity, but an
initiative to meet the emerging education needs and aspirations of not only
Gujarat, but also our country as a whole”. Commenting on the need to improve
the quality of learning, he added, “This initiative with Siemens will help make
our fresh Engineering graduates employable and productive.” While concluding
the speech, he also said, “this investment will bear fruit, good work will be
done and Siemens will be able to present this as a model initiative to the
world.”

 

Providing details of the MOUs, Industries Minister, Saurabh
Patel, said the decision to have Siemens to set up COEs will be useful in
catering to the demand of skilled work force in the rapidly growing industries
sectors in Gujarat. He said, “An investment of Rs. 489 crores has been set for
these five COEs, in which the state government will provide Rs. 85 crores.
DesignTech will manage the COEs for three years and then will entrust it to the
state government.”

Mr. Suman Bose, Managing Director, Siemens Industry Software
India said, “We wish to congratulate the Government of Gujarat on their
foresight and commitment to industrial development and we thank them for
providing us an opportunity to partner with them in this strategic initiative.
We firmly believe that focused skill development initiatives like this are essential
to sustain and enhance India’s manufacturing competitiveness in the long run.
These COEs will be the first of their kind in the country and will go a long
way to further enhance the industry readiness of Gujarat.”

About Siemens PLM
Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens
Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle
management (PLM) software and services with 6.7 million licensed seats and
63,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software
works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them
turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM
Software products and services,

visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens
Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg,
Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial
controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products
for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial
sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production
facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry
Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from
product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of
maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30),
Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.
www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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