Gujarat as a base for manufacturing and business operations has witnessed unparalleled success in the past decade, and Vibrant Gujarat has been making crucial contributions to the state’s economic progress. With increasing globalization and urbanization, it is essential that India develops Sustainable and Smart cities as envisaged by the Government of India. This makes the theme ‘Sustainable Cities – Smart Future’ highly relevant, along with Make in India and 24/7 Power.
Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Ltd., said, “Cities drive economic growth, increased investment and job creation for millions of people who are increasingly converging on them with the hope of security and a better standard of living. For Cities to be able to deliver true value, they need to be able to provide their inhabitants with the highest standard of living while ensuring sustained protection of the environment. Only Cities which are able to reach this equilibrium will be capable of meeting today’s challenges and can look forward to a more sustainable future. Siemens has the portfolio, the know-how, and the expertise to help Cities become more liveable, more competitive and more sustainable.”
Globally, Siemens is a leader in providing technology solutions for setting up intelligent (smart), sustainable cities. With solutions for Smart Grid, Building Technologies, Mobility and Power Distribution, Siemens has successfully set up smart cities in Vienna and New York, and is already involved in the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) Program of the Government of India for installing Smart Grid solutions in multiple cities in India. It has also been a preferred technology solution provider for the Indian Railways for close to six decades. Over the years, it has further built capabilities in the areas of Metros, Integrated Mobility Platforms, Airport Links, Passenger Coaches, Rail Services and Maintenance, Urban Traffic Control, Rail Signaling and other state-of-the-art Transportation Solutions.
Siemens has been present in Gujarat through its two factories in Vadodara – for Steam Turbines and Laboratory Diagnostics – as well as the Memoranda of Understanding signed with the Government of Gujarat to set up Centres of Competence. Through its Corporate Citizenship program, Siemens is also in the process of upgrading and Faculty development of Industrial Training Institutes of the Commissionerate of Employment and Training (CET), Gujarat.