The next-gen facility collocated with the company’s R&D centre in Bengaluru offers solutions from diagnostic imaging and advanced therapies
As a part of its strategy for India, Siemens Healthineers will integrate manufacturing, technology and innovation functions at Bengaluru. Accordingly, the company has setup a new manufacturing facility that is collocated with its R&D centre to better leverage synergies while developing offerings aligned to the future needs of its customers.
Explaining the strategic significance of the manufacturing facility at the inauguration ceremony in Bengaluru, André Hartung, Executive ViP Computed Tomography and incoming President Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers said, “Collocating a manufacturing facility with our R&D centre in Bengaluru marks a significant step in strengthening our presence in India, which is one of our important markets. It also reflects our enduring commitment to India, where we have been enabling better healthcare outcomes for over 90 years, manufacturing medical devices for 60 years, and advancing software excellence for over 25 years.”
Gerd Hoefner, MD and President, Siemens Healthcare added, “As Siemens Healthineers is leading the digitalisation 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, Hartung 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 VP 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.”