The hottest Siemens global restructuring in China

2022-08-16
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Siemens Global Restructuring China does not want any layoffs

when this newspaper asked about the impact of the "global business restructuring" on China, Hao Ruiqiang said that at present, the business restructuring plan for China has not been finalized by Siemens headquarters. However, since he was appointed president of Siemens China three years ago, he has gathered the business structure of China according to the three major fields of industry, energy and medical treatment, Therefore, Siemens' business adjustments and changes in China will not be great.

when it comes to Siemens, the first thing that mass consumers think of is the "Siemens" brand logo prominently printed on household appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines

however, for this multinational company with a history of 161 years, these are only the tip of the iceberg. In fact, since Siemens settled in China for more than 100 years, its core business areas have focused on energy and transportation, and gradually expanded to heavyweight industries such as industrial production infrastructure and medical treatment. These industries may not be known to the public, but they have a real impact on China's rapidly changing modern life

for example, terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, which was fully opened in March this year, has been equipped with a Siemens baggage conveying system for more than 50 kilometers, which will increase the annual passenger reception capacity of the new airport from the current 28million to 60million passengers

in addition, during the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, the high-speed train based on Siemens velaro technology platform will quickly transport passengers from Beijing South Railway Station to Tianjin Olympic venues more than 100 kilometers away at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour

Siemens is now an integral part of China's economy. In the 2007 financial year (October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007), Siemens' annual sales in China was 53.3 billion yuan, and the annual new order volume was 60.7 billion yuan

just 30 years ago, the annual order volume of Siemens' business in China was still "zero". China's 30 years of reform and opening up have made Siemens one of the biggest beneficiaries of multinational companies

so far, Siemens has established more than 90 operating enterprises in China and regional offices in 60 cities

Hao Ruiqiang, President and CEO of Siemens (China) Co., Ltd., said in an exclusive interview with China business news that "reform and opening up" is the most important and core event in China's development in recent years. It is a very wise decision, and Siemens will continue to share this achievement in the future

Siemens "gene" in Shanghai Metro

the cooperation between Siemens and China can be traced back to 1872, when Siemens provided China with the first pointer telegraph

In 1904, Siemens set up its first permanent office in Shanghai, marking an important milestone in its business in China. Since then, Siemens' business in China has developed rapidly. In addition to power, the fields of telecommunications and medical engineering have also started. In 1937, Siemens China had 275 employees, making it the largest overseas branch outside Europe

later, due to the Anti Japanese War and some historical reasons, the cooperation between Siemens and China was silent for decades

until the spring breeze of "reform and opening up" blew across China in 1978, the South and north of plasma process developed by KHS company from Hamburg, Germany, Siemens' business in China ushered in the dawn again

at the end of 1978 and the beginning of 1979, the Ministry of machinery industry of China and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of low-voltage and high-voltage applications, and a new page was opened

Hao Ruiqiang said that in 1978, Siemens plastics had become the core material component of most electronic and electrical products. He did not know the future development trend of China, and it was risky to enter the Chinese market at that time. However, Siemens brings an innovative international perspective and technology management knowledge

1985 was a milestone in the cooperation between Siemens and China. On October 29th, 1985, the two sides signed the memorandum of understanding on the cooperation between Siemens and the people's Republic of China in the fields of mechanical industry, electrical engineering to overcome the reading error of human eyes and electronic industry in Beijing. Siemens is the first foreign enterprise invited to conduct such in-depth cooperation with China. This framework agreement has laid a solid foundation for Siemens and China to carry out long-term, systematic and comprehensive cooperation on the modernization of the mechanical industry, electrical engineering, which can also be expressed as the ability of materials to resist residual deformation and destruction, and the electronic industry

since then, many businesses of Siemens in China have begun to blossom and bear fruit in an all-round way

for example, after officially entering the Chinese communication equipment market in 1985, Siemens provided China with modern digital switching systems, high-performance transmission systems and mobile systems in terms of information and communication infrastructure, and helped build the world's top telecommunications network

Siemens is the only supplier in China with strong technical strength in WCDMA and TD-SCDMA. As early as 1998, Siemens and Chinatelecom Research Institute of science and technology began to cooperate to develop the third generation (3G) mobile technology

in addition, the world's first commercial high-speed maglev railway, which began operation in Shanghai in early 2004, takes less than 8 minutes to travel 30 kilometers, and its power supply, control, communication and security systems are supported by Siemens

in fact, Siemens plays an important role in the modernization of China's infrastructure, especially transportation facilities. In Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Shenzhen, fast and convenient subway lines are integrated with electrical equipment, signal systems and train carriages built by Siemens

2004 is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Siemens' first office in China. When the first joint venture was established in 1989, Siemens had only 200 employees in China, while in 2004, the number had soared to more than 21000

the new president of China vigorously promotes "localization"

Hao Ruiqiang has been the president of Siemens China since January 1, 2005, comprehensively commanding Siemens' business in China

over the past three years, Hao Ruiqiang has vigorously developed the "localization strategy" in China, and Siemens' provincial sales network, production, R & D and procurement activities in China have also been significantly strengthened. In order to give better play to China's local talent advantages, Siemens' institutions in China added more than 7000 employees last year, making the total number of Siemens' employees in China more than 50000, making it one of China's largest foreign-funded employers

at present, more than 99% of Siemens employees are Chinese. Hao Ruiqiang believes that Siemens in China is equivalent to a Chinese company

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