08 February 2013

Siemens Canada opens new facility in Pickering, Ontario

- More than 250 current Trench employees based at new facility

Oakville, ON. – 06 February 2013 - Siemens Canada officially opened its newest manufacturing facility in Pickering, Ontario. The 190,000 sq. ft. office and plant location is the new home of instrument transformer production for Trench Limited, a Siemens company. 

More than 250 current Trench employees will be based at the new Pickering facility, with the potential hiring of additional employees based on sales growth expected in the coming years. The plant is also home to a Research and Development department designed to keep the company at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector. In total Trench employs approximately 700 people in the greater Toronto area. 

Ontario is a great place to do business and manufacture our products. We continue to in-vest in the future of manufacturing here and throughout Canada and are optimistic about opportunities in each of our business sectors in this country,” said Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada Limited 

"The City of Pickering has been building a strong relationship with Siemens Canada for the good part of a decade. For this reason, I am thrilled with the grand opening of Siemens/Trench's facility in our city. Pickering is regarded as one of the energy capitals of Ontario, and I thank Siemens/Trench for helping to strengthen this reputation now and into the future," said His Worship David Ryan, Mayor of Pickering 

The Trench instrument transformers business is part of the larger high voltage products business unit within Siemens that develops, produces and sells products for power utilities, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and power intensive industries. The business unit’s extended global footprint of more than 20 manufacturing facilities across 13 countries makes it uniquely close to its customers. 

Sales for Siemens in Canada in fiscal 2012 (ended September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53 offices and 14 manufacturing/assembly facilities and 4,500 employees across Canada. 

Source: Siemens Canada