Siemens announced the winners of its ninth annual Customer Excellence Awards during its 2014 Automation Summit, hosted at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Since 2006, these awards have recognized achievements of Siemens’ customers and partners who exemplify using Siemens technology to generate superior business results.
“Our 2014 winners have taken innovation, industrial productivity and resource efficiency to new levels, demonstrating the power of the Siemens portfolio to ensure competitiveness,” said Raj Batra, President, Industry Automation Division. “These companies capitalized upon the significant research and development Siemens has put into its products and solutions. By deploying these scalable automation and drive technologies into their businesses, our customers are yielding solid returns on their investments, driving a manufacturing recovery in the U.S., and demonstrating a picture of what the future of manufacturing will look like.”
Siemens 2014 Customer Excellence Award winners include folks like Marvair, Division of Airxcel Inc., with Prism Systems (a leading manufacturer of wall-mounted air conditioners, heat apumps, ventilation equipment, thermostats and controllers), Onyx Specialty Papers Inc. (a manufacturer of highly engineered papers for technically demanding applications) and, a company you may know: Schlafly.
The Saint Louis Brewery LLC, Schlafly Bottleworks was featured in the “Siemens Answers” national television advertising campaign. They are Missouri’s largest locally owned, independent brewery, producing more than 50 styles of beer. With growing demand and a limited expansion potential of its existing infrastructure, Schlafly needed to increase output, yet maintain the high quality that is expected of its recipes. Schlafly upgraded its process controls by automating its brewing tasks with Siemens BRAUMAT process control system, a Simatic PCS 7 platform. Through the use of automation technology, Schlafly was able to increase process efficiency by 30 percent, improve product consistency and double production with the same number of production employees.
Under the theme “Community. Experiences. Productivity,” Siemens Automation Summit featured more than 50 breakout sessions presented by customers or partners using Siemens technology. Track sessions included best practices about energy and asset management, maintenance and operations, productivity and efficiency and safety and industrial security.
Siemens also announced that Las Vegas will play host to its 2015 Automation Summit.