Pilz establishes regional HQ in Singapore

Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

Pilz establishes regional HQ in Singapore

Pilz has recently opened its regional headquarters for South-East Asia in Singapore. Located at the Singapore German Centre, Pilz South East Asia Ltd will employ 30 people over the next three years to manage neighbouring subsidiaries in ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

South-East Asia accounts for 5% of global manufacturing, with sizeable shares in sectors such as chemicals, food and beverage, electronics and automobiles. Pilz will embark on Industrie 4.0-related engineering development work in Singapore, focusing on human collaborative robots, flexible automation and 3D zone monitoring, which combines intelligent sensor technology with effective control systems.

“Globalisation is promoting the creation of uniform standards,” said Renate Pilz, president and CEO of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. “Wherever automation happens, the safety standards also rise. This elevates safety to a corporate value: companies can secure competitive advantages through the quality of their safety standards, and thus set themselves apart. The human being remains the centrepiece at all times.”

Fong Pin Fen, Director Cities, Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), said that she was pleased that Pilz has chosen Singapore to establish its first presence in South-East Asia to expand and grow its industry automation business, while contributing to the continued safety of the region as factories adopt newer manufacturing technologies.

“With Singapore’s emphasis on research and development, skills development and strict enforcement of intellectual property rights, the city offers an ideal business environment for family-run Mittelstand companies that are global leaders in niche technological fields to expand into Asia,” she said.

The new Singaporean subsidiary was officially opened by Mohammad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Foreign Affairs and Mayor, South East District; Michael Witter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore; and Renate Pilz, CEO, Pilz GmbH & Co.

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