Global leader: Peter Löscher, CEO and president
Local leader: Albert Goller, CEO, Australia and New Zealand
Core activity: Diversified, technology-based systems provider
Revenue: €77.3 billion (US$113.8 billion) (FY07-08 ended September 30)
Key customers: Cadbury, Fonterra, Lion Nathan, China Telecom, Bangkok Metro, NHS (UK), Indian Railways, BBC, RSA Security
Finding solutions to the megatrends of today – such as urbanisation, changing demographics, globalisation and climate change – is a focus for this global technology company. Siemens operates in 190 countries with a focus on water, energy, environment, health care, productivity, mobility, safety and security. The company has 32,300 R&D staff and a €3.8 billion budget that generates about 8000 inventions a year.
It has over 50,000 active patents. In New Zealand, Siemens is working on wind farms for Meridian energy, electrical systems for Lion Nathan, security systems for Auckland Airport and MRI scanning at Mercy Radiology in Auckland.
A recent Forrester Research analysis of Siemens Information Systems (SIS) highlighted its dedicated practice of handling clients’ IT requirements when they take over or merge with others. In the past two years SIS has generated about $500 million from these activities. Darren Greenwood