Siemens Unveils Major Renovation of R&D Facility in Princeton, NJ

Corporate Technology Facility Converts to Siemens New Way of Working (NewWow) Office Configuration, Creating an Open, Creative Environment to Enable Groundbreaking Research 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:03 am EDT

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New York, NY
"For more than 30 years, our employees have been developing breakthroughs in science and emerging technologies"

Today, Siegfried Russwurm, Member of Managing Board & Chief Technology Officer, Siemens AG joined leadership and employees from Siemens Real Estate (SRE) and Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) US for a ribbon cutting to reveal the newly renovated CT research & development  facility. The Princeton, NJ location has transformed into a Siemens New Way of Working (NewWow) workspace, including the construction of new, state-of-the-art labs that will allow researchers to develop high-impact innovations to help CT’s customers enhance their competitiveness. The multi-million dollar site renovation has expanded and modernized the world-class research & development facility, which previously featured private offices throughout and is home to hundreds of research scientists, consultants and software engineers who provide technological solutions to the global family of Siemens’ businesses.

“Siemens Real Estate is proud to work with our counterparts at Corporate Technology to create a modern space for employees to conduct their leading-edge research, while allowing them the privacy that is required,” said Michael Kruklinski, Head of SRE for the Americas. “This new space will allow for more efficiency, cost savings and employee satisfaction and collaboration.”

“For more than 30 years, our employees have been developing breakthroughs in science and emerging technologies,” said Terry Heath, Senior Vice President, CT US.  “This configuration in Princeton creates a better overall workspace for our employees and fosters a creative environment, enabling our team to spawn fresh, innovative technologies.”

At the April 1 ribbon cutting and tour, Terry Heath, Senior Vice President, CT US, Michael Kruklinski, Head of SRE for the Americas joined Scott Schlissel, General Manager, Northeast Region, SRE, Joe Panek, Northeast Area Manager, SRE and local Princeton Siemens employees to showcase the redesigned space.

The U.S. serves as a vital production location and one of the most important research centers, where Siemens’ invests more than $1 billion annually in R&D.  With approximately 50,000 employees in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, more than 5,000 Siemens employees work in R&D.   The enhancements to the Princeton facility allow Siemens’ researchers to innovate and invent technologies leveraging the companies leadership role in digitalization, electrification and automation.

Details of the modernized space and its new features include:

  • The total renovation area of the first and second floors is 67,200 square feet.
  • An additional 9,600 square feet of usable space was constructed on the ground floor, which was formerly storage. The ground floor now includes an All Hands General Meeting Space with a state of the art AV system, a fully stocked fitness center, a library and new locker rooms.
  • The new configuration allowed for more than twice as many research labs to be built.  The construction of additional labs gives teams the flexibility to work in a collaborative environment for joint projects in a wide range of spaces, including Future Automation and Imaging.
  • The space has been “opened up,” allowing for more natural light with large windows throughout.
  • Dated cubicles have been removed and replaced with height-adjustable pinwheel desks.
  • The renovated facility includes building-wide online connectivity, an expandable wiring system and an upgraded security infrastructure.

 

The Siemens New Way of Working model, has been implemented at more than 80 sites in 35 countries internationally.  A key component of the program is to ensure minimal disruption during the construction process and provide an opportunity for employees to have a voice in the final result of the site configuration.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange any interviews about the newly renovated space, contact Eric Katzman at 347-661-5284 or ekatzman@momentum-cg.com.


About Siemens Real Estate

Siemens Real Estate (SRE) is responsible for the professional management of Siemens’ real estate

portfolio worldwide. This includes the acquisition and setup of new commercial/industrial real-estate,

renovations, disposition of locations and servicing customers with a broad set of service offerings. With almost 2 billon US dollars of assets under management and 30 Million square feet (3 mil. Sq. meters),

SRE in the Americas directs one of the largest self-managed real estate portfolios in the world.  

About Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology

Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology has helped pioneer a broad range of advancements in major industries, delivering innovations to the Siemens global family as well as government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations. Its Technology to Business, Berkeley, located in California, is chartered with discovering and launching emerging technologies into profitable businesses. Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. For more than 165 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions.

Contact:

Eric Katzman
ekatzman@momentum-cg.com
347-661-5284

Carolyn Joiner
carolyn.joiner@siemens.com
609-751-1571