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Siemens opens its Medical Imaging manufacturing facility in India

Bengaluru: Siemens Healthineers, a leader in medical technology, has opened its state-of-the-art Medical Imaging manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. According to the company, the Rs 20 crore investment in the new manufacturing facility, which is built on the Rs 2,500 crore invested in the R&D centre so far, exemplifies its enduring commitment to India.

The next-gen manufacturing facility, which is spread across 5,000 square meters, is collocated with the company’s R&D centre in Bengaluru to better leverage synergies while developing offerings aligned to the future needs of its customers.

The new facility will start with a workforce of around 70 employees, which will be extended in three phases by fiscal year 2025.

To begin with, the facility will produce mobile C-arm radiology system Cios Fit and computed tomography systems from the Somatom go platform for the Indian and other emerging markets.

Explaining the strategic significance of the manufacturing facility at the inauguration ceremony on Thursday in Bengaluru, Gerd Hoefner, Managing Director and President, Siemens Healthcare, said, “As Siemens Healthineers is leading the digitalization of healthcare, the collocation of the manufacturing with R&D centre is especially important as it will enable us to deliver value to customers faster. Over the years, the R&D centre at Bengaluru has grown into a digital hub for the company accounting for over half of all the software engineering talent within Siemens Healthineers. It is also the largest such centre within the company globally.”

Talking about the products that will be made at the new facility, André Hartung, Executive Vice President – Computed Tomography and incoming President Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers, said, “The facility will make computed tomography (CT) systems based on our trendsetting Somatom go platform that we co-created with 500 customers in eleven countries. The new platform combines numerous software-led innovations with our novel detector technologies for radically enhanced workflow efficiency, expanded clinical applicability, improved patient experience, and meeting the financial requirements of healthcare providers.”

Talking about the Cios Fit, Peter Seitz, Executive Vice President Surgery, Siemens Healthineers stated, “Cios Fit, our latest C-arm was created to address the tough demands of India with high patient loads and the need to perform multiple procedures. It offers clear images on a touchscreen monitor, it is simple to use, and has fewer moving parts for higher reliability. We are very proud that the Cios Fit is designed, developed, and manufactured in India for the world.”

Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare.

A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services.

In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.4 billion and adjusted profit of €2.3 billion and has about 50,000 employees worldwide.

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