Siemens providing aid to Asian tsunami victims

Munich, Germany—Siemens AG reports that it's providing extensive aid to the victims of the recent, catastrophic tsunamis in the Indian Ocean.

01/11/2005


Munich, Germany— Siemens AG reports that it's providing extensive aid to the victims of the recent, catastrophic tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. Besides launching employee donation drives worldwide, the company is focusing on providing local disaster relief, and using its longtime presence in the affected countries to quickly deliver targeted aid. Siemens says many of its employees and customers live in areas affected by the Dec. 26 disaster.

'This way, help is reaching the places where it is needed the most,' says Heinrich v. Pierer, Siemens' CEO.

Siemens' companies in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia have begun directing financial and technical assistance to the devastated regions. The donations of Siemens employees, which are being matched by the company, will be used to alleviate the worst suffering. Siemens experts throughout the region are providing the technical support needed to help restore vital infrastructure, such as electricity, telecommunications, and water supplies. Siemens employs 423,000 people in 192 countries worldwide, including 70,000 in the U.S.

In addition, the company is making available medical equipment, such as X-ray and ultrasound systems, to local hospitals. At the moment, the aid measures being provided by the company total more than 1 million euros, and will be increased as needed.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me