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Siemens Canada has again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014, reflecting the company’s commitment to providing a fulfilling workplace environment and best-in-class practices for its more than 4,500 employees from coast-to-coast. Winners were announced today in a special feature published by Mediacorp in The Globe and Mail.
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Siemens Canada, are announcing that Bullfrog Power will provide clean, renewable electricity for Siemens’ Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ontario and the new Trench Limited offices in Pickering, Ontario.
The Calgary headquarters will manage Siemens’ Canadian energy business portfolio, including renewables and clean technologies.
For the second year in a row, Siemens Canada has been awarded the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ award, recognizing employers that display leadership and innovation in employee engagement. The distinction honours companies that perform well in eight evaluation areas; Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Siemens Canada officially kicks off its 100-year anniversary today with a celebratory event at their new 110,000 square foot, LEED certified headquarters in Oakville, to be completed in late 2012. The event, attended by Siemens senior executives, including Siemens AG CEO Peter Löscher, dignitaries and honoured guests, begins two days of celebration to mark past accomplishments and launch the company’s second century of innovation and excellence in Canada.
Siemens Canada recently released its 2011 Sustainability Report, detailing sustainability efforts for operations in Canada. The report complements the Siemens AG global Sustainability Report, which impressively showed the global company surpassing each of its sustainability targets in the 2011 fiscal year.
Siemens Canada Limited (“Siemens”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Offeror”) has acquired the 314,477 remaining common shares of RuggedCom Inc. (“RuggedCom”) not already owned by the Offeror, representing approximately 2.4% of the issued and outstanding common shares of RuggedCom, pursuant to a compulsory acquisition carried out under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) following the Offeror’s previously announced successful tender offer. As a result of the acquisition of the remaining common shares, Siemens now owns 12,869,933 common shares of RuggedCom, representing 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares.
12,556,180 Common Shares (the “Deposited Common Shares”) have been validly deposited to the Offer and not withdrawn. As all of the conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived, the Offeror has taken up and accepted for payment in accordance with the Offer all of the Deposited Common Shares. At the commencement of the Offer, Siemens and the Offeror, together with their affiliates and associates, held none of the outstanding Common Shares. The Offeror now owns 12,556,180 Common Shares, representing approximately 97.6 per cent of the outstanding Common Shares. The Deposited Common Shares were acquired by the Offeror for consideration of $33.00 in cash per Common Share.
The Board of Directors of RuggedCom has unanimously recommended that shareholders of RuggedCom accept the Offer and tender their Common Shares. Each Director of RuggedCom has tendered their Common Shares to the Offer in accordance with and subject to the provisions of their respective lock-up agreements.
Siemens Canada announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has commenced its previously-announced offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of RuggedCom Inc. (“RuggedCom”) for $33.00 per share in cash (the “Offer”) and mailed the Offer and take-over bid circular to shareholders of RuggedCom.
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability.
As part of its growing presence in the Western provinces, Siemens Canada will fully integrate Siemens-owned company TurboCare Canada, into their operations. Effective October 1st 2013, TurboCare’s Canadian office will operate under the Siemens brand as part of the engi-neering company’s Industry sector.
Siemens Canada opens its doors to customers today to mark the completion of improvements to the company’s St. John’s facility and showcase its capabilities. The capital investment in the facility, which includes increased crane capabilities and an office expansion, is valued at approximately $600,000.
Jim Mayhew, Director of Operations at Prairie West Technical Services acted as emcee for the day which began with remarks from Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt. Hardt reaffirmed Siemens’ commitment to its customers and to the province of Saskatchewan.
This course represents the first Profibus & Profinet International-certified training course in Canada – the organization only has certified 22 other training centers worldwide. Currently the closest PROFIBUS-certified training center for Canadians is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.A. Distributors and salespeople from across Canada will now be able to save on travel costs by completing their certification at Siemens’ state-of-the-art training facility located in Peterborough. James Powell, Business Developer, for Process Instrumentation Communications, states, “This new certification from Profibus & Profinet International will help meet customer demand for local certified training.”
Siemens in Canada has recently launched Plantville™, a new online gaming platform where players are faced with the challenge of maintaining the operation of their virtual plant while trying to improve key areas of manufacturing.
APECQ (Association patronale des enterprises en construction du Québec), the biggest multi sector-based employers’ association with memberships servicing the construction industry in the province of Quebec, has selected Siemens Canada as the recipient of its Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2009.
Siemens' Industry Sector is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative, environmentally friendly products and solutions for industry customers. Solid market expertise, technology-based services and software for industrial processes are the levers we use to increase our customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility.
Siemens Canada has expanded its wind power footprint in Canada to the Province of Alberta via an agreement for Mainstream Renewable Power’s Oldman 2 wind project. The deal will see Siemens supply, deliver and commission 20 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines with a hub height of 80 metres and blade length of 49 metres. Mainstream is currently building the wind farm and will operate it for its lifecycle. The deal also includes a long-term service and maintenance agreement to be fulfilled by Siemens. The project is wholly owned by IKEA Canada, making it the largest wind farm owned by a Canadian retailer.
Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand Renewable Wind Project. Located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100 MW of solar power and 150 MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver and commission sixty-seven (67) SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The deal also includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.
Siemens has officially shipped its first ‘made-in-Canada’ wind turbine blade from its manufac-turing facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario. After a send-off from employees, who have proudly crafted the piece by hand, the 49 metre blade left the plant and made its way along area high-ways en route to the region of Chatham-Kent where it will be used in the commissioning of the South Kent Wind project.
Siemens Canada has been awarded a milestone order by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) for the supply and commissioning of 124 wind turbines for the South Kent wind project. The 270-MW project, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Southwestern Ontario, will generate enough energy for up to 100,000 Ontario homes. The SWT-2.3-101 turbines to be installed for the project have a maximum power rating of up to 2.3 megawatts (MW) each and a rotor diameter of 101 meters at a hub-height of 99.5 metres.
Employees, special guests and dignitaries including Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan will be on hand today as Siemens Canada officially opens the doors to its newest manufacturing facility. The 190,000 sq. ft. office and plant location represents a significant investment by Siemens Canada and is the new home of instrument transformer production for Trench Limited, a Siemens company.
Under the agreement, Siemens will provide 10 years of service and maintenance along with an availability guarantee as an extension to the existing four-year service agreement for Port Alma and to the existing two-year service agreement for the Chatham Kent wind energy plant. Siemens will also install its Power Curve Upgrade on the SWT-2.3-93 turbines at both projects. At approximately 100 megawatts (MW) each, the Port Alma and Chatham Kent wind projects, located on the shores of Lake Erie, combined produce enough electricity to power approximately 60,000 Ontario households annually.
Windstream holds the only offshore wind power Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract in the Province of Ontario, which was awarded by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in May 2010. The project is planned to be located from five to sixteen kilometers off the southwest shore of Wolfe Island, in eastern Lake Ontario.
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Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has launched the Sysmex® CS-5100 System, a random access high-volume coagulation analyzer, in Canada.1 The analyzer’s preanalytical sample integrity technology enhances efficiency with automated preanalytical sample management.
Syphilis has been called the “great imposter” because its symptoms can mimic other infections in advanced stages.¹ When left untreated, syphilis can lead to serious neurological and cardiovascular complications, and cause stillbirth in pregnant women. Fortunately, detection of the presence of syphilis antibodies in patients may be used to support decisions for an antibiotic therapy, detect persons at risk to spread the infection and identify those that are not aware of their infection to prevent late complications. Recently, a meta-analysis of 10 studies involving 41,049 women found that screening and treatment of the infection in pregnant women could reduce by more than half the number of stillbirths and perinatal deaths resulting from maternal transmission of syphilis.²
“CT and MRI images, besides being essential to patient diagnosis and treatment, are also quite colourful and visually interesting,” says Jim Graziadei, VP Siemens Healthcare. “A similar international contest was launched in 2010 with amazing results – more than 300 images from 30 countries. We’re looking forward to seeing the best of what Canadian physicians can produce with our equipment.”
Under the agreement that was signed this week, Varian will represent Siemens diagnostic imaging products such as CT, PET/CT or MRI to radiation oncology clinics around the world beginning immediately in most international markets and expanding to North America later this year. Siemens Healthcare will similarly represent Varian equipment and software for radiotherapy and radiosurgery within its offerings to its healthcare customers. This will enable the companies to offer comprehensive solutions to support the entire clinical workflow from imaging to treatment. Siemens will continue to service and support its global installed base of approximately 2,000 medical linear accelerators. The agreement will give Siemens customers more choices for therapy equipment, including smooth transition and interface to Varian equipment, as aging accelerators are due for replacement.
Scientists at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario will be the first in Canada to use the Biograph mMR magnetic resonance imaging/ positron emission tomography/ (MR/PET) system to study treatable mechanisms of brain damage caused by stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Lawson researchers predict that this new technology will soon aid clinicians in determining the most beneficial patient therapies and in reducing the burden of stroke and dementia among Canadians.
The deal, which includes Siemens and Sysmex® CS-2100i analyzers, was made official earlier this year, with instrumentation being purchased over the next 24 months based on available funding at each of the sites. The Ottawa Hospital and Pembroke Regional Hospital are currently in the process of implementing the new analyzers.
This English-language platform for continuing education and information around the topic of dose reduction is aimed at doctors and clinical personnel. The range of topics covered includes basic information on X-ray radiation, technical innovations relating to dose reduction and sample applications and dose protocols from day-to-day clinical activities. The content is broken down according to specialist areas and all important imaging methods which make use of X-rays or radioactive ionizing radiation. The Low Dose Information Center can be accessed with immediate effect at www.siemens.com/low-dose.
Siemens Canada Healthcare has received a Health Canada Medical Device License for theBiograph mMR. Biograph mMR is the world’s only fully integrated whole-body molecularMR with simultaneous magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET)data acquisition.
Siemens Healthcare and St. Michael’s Hospital have announced they are in the final phase of implementing Soarian® Clinicals with Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) capabilities, Siemens Pharmacy and Med Administration Check™ for the general inpatient wards. The completion of the rollout solidifies the Ontario hospital’s position in the top 0.2% of Canadian hospitals studied according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Adoption Model. This achievement makes St. Michael’s one of only three Stage 6 designated facilities in Canada according to HIMSS Analytics1.
The first of four Siemens Dimension EXL 200 Integrated Chemistry Systems purchased by Alberta Health Services will go into service at the Three Hills Health Centre in April 2011.
A happier world begins with a healthier world. Siemens answers are improving lives with advancements in diagnostics, therapy and healthcare IT so that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.
Siemens Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have agreed on the scope of two research projects looking at smart grid technology that could begin as early as spring 2014. Siemens’ has committed to investing up to $2.5 million CAD into academic research projects in the province of New Brunswick over the next five years in the form of funds, in-kind contributions such as software and equipment, as well as sponsorships and human resources. The agreement on these first two projects with the University of New Brunswick is an early milestone in Siemens’ fulfillment of this commitment.
Siemens Canada has officially been awarded the order by the City of Calgary to provide Cal-gary Transit with 60 new Siemens S200 High Floor Light Rail Vehicles. In addition to expanding the city’s fleet, the new trains will replace a portion of the fleet of current U2 Siemens vehicle provided to the city in the early 1980s, thereby continuing the strong customer relationship between the company and Calgary Transit.
Siemens traffic technologies will be more widely available to customers in Eastern Canada by way of a recently signed deal with Electromega Ltd., a Quebec-based Canadian leader in the sale and distribution of specialized products and solutions for the traffic and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry.
New Brunswick Premier David Alward, NB Power CEO Gäetan Thomas and Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt were among those in attendance today at the official opening of Siemens’ newest home in Fredericton, NB. The location will house both a smart grid centre of competence (COC) and a research & development (R&D) centre and is a milestone in Siemens’ multi-year partnership with NB Power, announced in the summer of 2012.
Siemens and New Brunswick’s NB Power officially announced plans today for a multi-year Smart Grid Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) modernization plan that will invest in technology and educate customers, offering business and residents more choice and control over their energy consumption.
The report, entitled Complete Mobility in Calgary - was commissioned by Siemens Canada and was conducted by UK consultancy MRC McLean Hazel Ltd. in collaboration with MRC Inc. in Toronto. The study (third in a series of three) aims to provide new insight into the current mobility system of the metropolitan area of Calgary relative to its global competitors and to establish pathways needed to achieve a sustainable, efficient and user focused mobility system within the next 20 years.
The report, entitled "Complete Mobility in Edmonton" - was commissioned by Siemens Canada and was conducted by UK consultancy MRC McLean Hazel Ltd. in collaboration with MRC Inc. in Toronto. The study (second in a series of three) aims to provide new insight into the current mobility system of the metropolitan area of Edmonton relative to its global competitors and to establish pathways needed to achieve a sustainable, efficient and user-focused mobility system within the next 20 years.
Burlington, Ontario – Siemens Canada proudly welcomed Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring to the company’s office on Appleby Line in February 2011. The visit coincided with the fulfillment of Siemens’ first Ontario municipality installation of its Pay and Display Machines (PDM) in Burlington.
More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas – and the number of city dwellers is increasing every day. With a portfolio comprising integrated mobility solutions, building and security systems, power distribution equipment, smart grid applications and low- and medium-voltage products, our new Infrastructure & Cities Sector offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan centers and urban infrastructures worldwide.
More than 160 Siemens employees from coast-to-coast recently spent the day building houses as part of an ongoing partnership between Siemens Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada. In total, volunteers dedicated more than 1,200 hours of work at 13 construction sites across Canada.
Siemens Canada is walking the talk to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) by making a contribution of nearly $80,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Canada in support the 2013 Great Strides™ Walk Campaign. The contribution includes a corporate sponsorship of the annual event, as well as employee fundraising from coast-to-coast and a corporate matching program of those donations.
Siemens Canada has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the second year in a row and celebrated the designation by once again teaming up with Tree Canada to plant trees in communities across Canada on Earth Day 2013.
Employees from more than 20 Siemens offices from coast-to-coast showed their spirit of giving by getting involved in various initiatives including toy and food drives, office fundraisers and “Adopt a Family” programs in support of non-profit organizations in their local communities. Resulting total, 660 toys, 700 sets of hats and mittens, 150 clothing items, almost 1,800 pounds of food and $32,000 were collected.
More than 100 Siemens’ employees from coast-to-coast recently spent the day off work volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Canada. In total volunteers dedicated almost 1,000 hours of work at nine construction sites across Canada as part of Siemens’ first ever employee volunteering initiative.
Employees at Siemens marked Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in May by launching a nationwide fundraising campaign for the company’s longtime charity of record, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Employees raised more than $25,000 throughout the month, exceeding the campaign goal and encouraging the Siemens Executive Management team to match the donation as well as donate an additional $10,000 for a total contribution of more than $60,000.
Siemens Canada was recently named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and celebrated the designation by giving even more back to mother nature. Siemens walked the talk by committing a $35,000 sponsorship of Tree Canada for 2012 and teaming up with the respected non-profit environmental organization for Earth Day activities. Hundreds of employees at 14 Siemens locations from coast-to-coast braved wet and windy conditions to plant more than 1,000 trees, an initiative led by Siemens’ own Caring Hands Employee Committee.
Siemens Canada employees were proud to help those in need by participating in the 2011 Hope for Holidays program, including various charity events across Canada. As a result, the company has recently made a donation of $25,261 to the local chapters of the Salvation Army. The donation is a result of Siemens matching all employee contributions raised during the 2011 campaign.
Siemens Canada is making a $10,000 donation to support the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, as a result of Siemens employee, Carol Hanslep winning the Siemens’ Greatest Community Supporter Contest. The donation represents one of three top prizes from the employee contest developed to recognize and reward employees who volunteer and fundraise for their local communities in their spare time.
Siemens Canada is making a $10,000 donation to support Casa de Angelae, an independent living organization in Peterborough, as a result of Siemens employee, Kim Aubin winning the Siemens’ Greatest Community Supporter Contest. The donation represents one of three top prizes from the employee contest developed to recognize and reward employees who volunteer and fundraise in their local communities in their spare time.
Siemens Caring Hands represents a culture of giving that is cultivated by Siemens in Canada and focuses on support for humanitarian and environmental non-profit organizations. Over the past number of years, Siemens Canada has made a significant impact in enhancing lives through its charitable activities.
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