Pilz has opened its regional headquarters for Southeast Asia in Singapore. Located at the Singapore German Center, Pilz South East Asia will offer ASEAN clients a wide range of products, solutions and services around industrial automation and safety which includes sensor technology, signal devices, relays and control systems.
Over the next three years the company will have 30 people located in Singapore as this centre will manage neighbouring subsidiaries in ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Southeast Asia accounts for five per cent of global manufacturing, with sizeable shares in sectors such as chemicals, food and beverage, electronics and automobiles. Pilz will leverage Singapore’s position as the advanced manufacturing hub in Asia to embark on Industry 4.0-related engineering development work, according to the company. Some of these focus areas include human collaborative robots, flexible automation and 3D zone monitoring, which combines intelligent sensor technology with effective control systems.
“Globalisation is promoting the creation of uniform standards,” said Renate Pilz, president and CEO of the company.
“Wherever automation happens, the safety standards also rise. This elevates safety to a corporate value: companies can secure competitive advantages through the quality of their safety standards, and thus set themselves apart.”
“Pilz’s expansion in Singapore and in the region, meets the increasing market demands for faster delivery times, more intensive sales support and the growing request for consultancy and engineering services.”
Fong Pin Fen, director of cities, infrastructure and industrial solutions at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) said that she was pleased that Pilz has chosen Singapore to establish its first presence in Southeast Asia to expand and grow its industry automation business, while contributing to the continued safety of the region as factories ramp up the adoption of newer and smarter manufacturing technologies.