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Establishing a new factory for electric switchgear - Siemens

Medium Voltage is a division of Siemens Power Distribution, supplying mid-voltage components and switchgear to the Asian market. In order to ensure a competitive price and delivery capability, Siemens decided to establish additional capacity by relocating several production lines from its Frankfurt and Berlin factories to Wuxi in China.

Together with Siemens specialists, PA Consulting Group suggested scenarios that would compress the planned time schedule by modifying production technologies as well as advancing the process and knowledge transfer. PA provided ‘best-practice’ project management methods enabling Siemens to plan and monitor the progress of site construction, staff training as well as purchasing, installing and efficiently running equipment.

The knowledge transfer that took place between PA and the Siemens team enabled Siemens to implement its plans successfully, both ahead of schedule and with a saving estimated at €1 million.

"PA's systematic review of our assumptions, independent evaluation of options and prioritisation of activities delivered a good basis for timely project implementation."
Claus Thurau, Siemens Power Distribution, Frankfurt

"PA delivered high value by providing transparency of the future factory concept, and a realistic, ready-to-go project plan for implementation." - Louis de Sousa, CEO, Siemens Power Distribution

To find out how PA can relocate your production more efficiently, please contact us now.

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