Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that commenced its Australian operations in 1872 and in New Zealand in 1876. It is well established in both countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation in industries as diverse as medical imaging equipment, factory automation, building technology, wind turbines, mining, clean water and trains. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens invests more than AUD $5.7 billion in research and development every year. Evidence of this innovation power are the 20 registered patent first-filings and 39 invention reports per workday that come from our 28,800 researchers worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.au