Siemens signs on for Adelaide’s Tonsley Park
16 May 2012
The German conglomerate, Siemens, one of the world's largest engineering and electronics companies, has signed an MOU with the State Government of South Australia to be part of Tonsley Park.
Tonsley Park is a A$253 million development by the South Australian Government to create an advanced manufacturing hub in southern Adelaide.
"The precinct will bring together high-value industry, education and research to create a new manufacturing cluster in the city," said Tom Koustantonis, South Australia's Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade.
The South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, noted that Siemens' commitment to Tonsley Park is "a significant boost, given the company's vast global experience and its technology base".
Siemens Regional General Manager, Jürgen Schneider, said that the company was delighted to partner with the South Australian Government on what is a major step forward for advanced manufacturing in Australia. He said that Siemen’s involvement in Tonsley Park is a natural fit.
"We're keen to see the Tonsley Park site become a vibrant hub for innovative technical solutions and we are therefore committed to helping promote this unique project," he said.
Siemens, which has three core business sectors — industry, energy and healthcare — has had a presence in Australia for more than 135 years. The company started as a small building workshop in Berlin over 160 years ago. It now employs more than 360,000 people and has over 285 manufacturing locations around the world.