Jul. 6 2020

Siemens helps Qianxi Group innovate in smart catering industry

•  Establish a long-term strategic partnership in the field of digitalization in smart catering industry

•  Co-develop an innovative IoT platform for smart catering industry based on MindSphere

•  Support Qianxi Group to develop the IoT platform and access criteria for smart catering equipment

Siemens established a long-term strategic partnership today with Qianxi Robotics Catering Group (Qianxi Group), a subsidiary of Country Garden, in the field of digitalization in smart catering industry. Siemens will help Qianxi Group deeply integrate digital technologies with diversified catering services, provide it with advanced technology platform, high-quality technology support and comprehensive services, and enable it to develop an industry-leading and innovative IoT platform of smart catering.

“Digitalization is bringing unprecedented changes to every industry. We are very glad to develop all-round cooperation with Qianxi Group, a future-oriented and innovative enterprise, so as to jointly promote the rapid development of smart catering and join hands to open a new chapter in the industry,” said Bai Liping, Vice President and General Manager of Sales Region South, Digital Industries, Siemens Ltd., China. “From highly reliable hardware, simulation software to innovative industrial cloud platform, Siemens will help Qianxi Group put the idea of Industrie 4.0 into practice and become an innovative ‘unicorn’ enterprise in smart catering industry by excellent digital technologies and profound experiences.”

“We have joined hands in strength with Siemens to enable IoT of catering industry by means of digital technology in the era of new infrastructure, with robotic catering equipment developed by Qianxi Group and consumer ecology as carriers. We hope to bring forth new ideas and reconstruct the production mode, operation mode and ecological chains of catering industry, striving to become the leader and promoter of innovative catering ecology and platform,” said Cui Qijia, Deputy General Manager of Qianxi Group.

According to the agreement, both parties will cooperate to develop an innovative IoT platform for smart catering industry. Siemens will provide Qianxi Group with MindSphere, a cloud-based open IoT operating system, and help set up the IoT laboratory in catering industry based on MindSphere, so as to fully achieve smart operation and maintenance based on the cloud platform, build a traceability system covering the entire industry chain, and achieve digital supervision over food safety. In addition, Siemens will support Qianxi Group to develop the IoT platform and access criteria for smart catering equipment, assist it in building the industrial network communication architecture, remote operation and maintenance system, and automatic control platform system of smart restaurant and catering equipment by virtue of its own advanced industrial communication, edge computing, robot integration and other automation and digitalization technologies. Furthermore, Siemens will also help Qianxi Group develop the smart catering cloud platform, so as to provide robotic catering businesses with integrated solutions including user links, supply materials, equipment operation, catering process files and other applications. Finally, Siemens will provide advanced virtual commissioning, TIA Portal and other digital technologies to accelerate Qianxi Group’s development in the field of catering robots.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Country Garden, Qianxi Group is an innovative, comprehensive hi-tech enterprise, which takes smart technology as core drive and is devoted to applying more advanced science and technology culture to diversified catering services.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI)

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

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 intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed companies Siemens Energy, the global energy business of Siemens, and Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the energy systems of today and tomorrow as well as 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 (as part of Siemens 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 over 140 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 21 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.

For further information please contact:

Siemens Ltd., China
Communications Chen Hongyu
+86-10-6476 3957
hongyu.chen@siemens.com