Feb. 8 2020

Siemens employees donate to support combat against novel coronavirus

Over 6,200 employees from Siemens entities in China jointly pledged a donation totaling RMB 2.2 million in support of China’s efforts in fighting against the novel coronavirus. The donation is in an echo to the call of Siemens China and Siemens Healthineers China, and on top of the companies’ commitment to donating RMB 15 million worth of medical equipment to designated hospitals in Wuhan, announced on February 3.

The employee donation represents staff from about 50 entities of Siemens businesses across China as well as those of Siemens Healthineers China, who demonstrated great enthusiasm in joining the nationwide fight to curb the spread of the disease and save people’s lives. The accumulated donation by the company and employees will be for purchase of Siemens Healthineers medical equipment, including computed tomography, mobile DR, ultrasound and blood gas equipment that are much needed by the local hospitals in Wuhan, and will be conducted through cooperation with Wuhan Youth Development Foundation.

“At this critical moment, the donation made by our employees is far beyond a monetary value. It signifies the belief of Siemens people - to care and take responsibility,” said Lothar Herrmann, President and CEO Siemens Greater China. “Once again our employees demonstrated that Siemens is a long-term trusted partner of China.”

Siemens and its employees responded swiftly to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and since then have been making all-out efforts in support of the country’s endeavor.

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