On November 5, Siemens Energy & Automation announced the opening of a new Chemical-Pharmaceutical Center of Competence (CoC) based in Spring House, Pa. The center will focus on working closely with international and national chemical and pharmaceutical companies based in the United States.

Aubert Martin, president of Siemens Energy & Automation, says the CoC’s focus is based off previous experience. "Our success in using this approach in food and beverage and automotive shows that focusing on an industry segment, and developing technical concepts and solutions specific to it, results in greater understanding of customer requirements and excellent value propositions for those customer," he says.

The CoC will work closely with Siemens sales and product groups to provide industry segment support strategies. "We want to be the leading supplier of energy and automation solutions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries," Martin says. For more information, visit at http://www.usa.siemens.com .