Feb. 3 2020

Siemens donates medical equipment worth RMB 15 million to support China’s combat against novel coronavirus

Siemens China together with Siemens Healthineers China today announce to further enhance its support to China in fighting the novel coronavirus. The companies, aggregating concerted efforts of their businesses, will donate Siemens Healthineers medical equipment worth RMB 15 million in support of China’s efforts to fight the virus. The companies also encourage their employees to join the company’s action by making voluntary donations.

The donation will mainly comprise much-needed Siemens Healthineers medical equipment, including computed tomography and mobile DR, which are critical to diagnosing and scanning of novel-coronavirus-caused pneumonia at the local hospitals in Wuhan. In wake of the virus outbreak, Siemens Healthineers responded on a very short notice in the mid-night of January 21 to supply ultrasound equipment to ICU at Wuhan’s hospitals. The equipment was packaged at a record-breaking speed and on route for delivery within 10 hours. At its headquarter, Siemens Healthineers prioritized resources to guarantee supply of mobile DR devices to China. To ensure safe delivery and timely installation, Siemens engineers headed to the disease-hit Wuhan while the city announced the lockdown. In addition, Siemens’ advanced power distribution equipment is supporting the power supply of Leishenshan hospital, Wuhan’s second makeshift hospital currently under construction that will receive infected patients.

“At this critical moment, Siemens stands firmly behind all efforts to overcome the impact of the coronavirus. We see this not only as a battle of China, but as one of the whole international community,” said Lothar Herrmann, President and CEO Siemens Greater China. “We are prepared to provide further assistance necessary to support the fight against the virus.”

About Siemens in China

 Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, 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 147 years since its entering into China in 1872, Siemens has pioneered cooperation with the country with its solutions, technologies and products. In fiscal 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019), Siemens generated revenue of €8.4 billion in China, with over 35,000 employees. By fiscal 2019, the company had over 20 R&D hubs, more than 5,000 R&D and engineering staff, and around 13,200 active patents and patent applications in China. Siemens has become an integral part of the Chinese economy and society, and continues to partner with the country to address her pursuit of sustainable development. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.cn.

For further information please contact:

Siemens Ltd., China
Corporate Communications Zhang Zheng
+86-10-6476 3263
zheng.zhang@siemens.com