Siemens Expands eMobility and Motor Control Center Manufacturing Near Raleigh, N.C., Creating Jobs


Monday, May 13, 2019 9:05 am EDT


Wendell, N.C.

Today, Siemens officially announced it would start manufacturing its eMobility™ RAVE charger and short-cycle tiastar™ motor control center (MCC) product lines at its almost 272,000-square-foot facility in Wendell, N.C., outside of Raleigh. The newly added product lines will create almost 50 new positions, including mechanical assembly and wiring specialty, supervisory, and other factory roles. The Wendell facility already employs 400 workers, who support R&D, engineering, marketing, and business development for Siemens’ Distribution Systems business.

“Siemens is dedicated to the pursuit of best-in-class solutions for the transportation electrification market, and we’re proud to now locally manufacture a solution for the bus, truck, and fleet markets,” said John DeBoer, Head of Siemens eMobility and Future Grid Business Unit, North America. “With the substantial growth we are experiencing in the transportation electrification market, local assembly, adaptation, and availability are critical to match the pace of this growing field. At Wendell, we have the knowledge, skillset, and facility footprint to accommodate the increased demand.”

The Wendell facility, which is ISO 9001 certified, has been an institution in the State of North Carolina since the early 1980s. Over the years, it has taken on several product lines, the most recent being for Siemens’ Future Grid business segment, which includes the eMobility, photovoltaic, and energy storage solutions.

The RAVE charger is a direct current electric bus and truck charger capable of supporting shuttle services at airports and other venues, as well as charging depots for public and private fleets. Most recently, the New York City Transit Authority announced it is adding new Siemens-supplied chargers to its eBus depot to power New Flyer’s transit buses.

The tiastar motor control centers can be found in industrial and commercial applications that have mechanical and electrical components, such as fans, conveyors, pumps, or blowers. These MCCs control and monitor the motor and other key process variables, providing core data required by the process control system.

Siemens has nearly 4,000 employees in North Carolina, serving the energy, manufacturing, healthcare, power generation, and building technologies sectors.

tiastar and eMobility are trademarks of Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries.

About Siemens

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. With around 71,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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