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Schneider Electric opens East Asia & Japan headquarters in Singapore

It also launched its 18,500 sqm lab that will develop its Internet of Things platform.

Global energy management firm Schneider Electric opened its new East Asia & Japan headquarters in Singapore. This will bring together its operations to one location that will serve customers and industry partners in Singapore and throughout East Asia & Japan.

According to an announcement, it also established its first large-scale Innovation Hub in Asia, after Boston and Paris. “This hub is a co-innovation platform with world-class facilities, enabling Schneider Electric to develop tailored solutions to optimise energy efficiencies for building, healthcare, data centre, oil and gas and utilities segments,” the company said.

The 18,500 sqm hub will home over 1,200 employees, including software engineers, solution architects, and research scientists that will work on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure. EcoStruxure is an open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform.

“EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ installations, with the support of 20,000 systems integrators, connecting over 1.5 million assets,” Schneider Electric said.

Moreover, Schneider Electric is setting up a Machine Solutions Research & Development (R&D) team focusing on the enhancement and connectivity of controllers, communication modules, and InputOutput modules. “This team is one of four Machine Solutions R&D teams globally,” it added.

It will also acquire digital integration products at the Innovation Hub through its EcoXpert Partner Program. “EcoXpert develops partnerships between Schneider Electric and the world’s leading technology providers with best-inclass systems integration competencies in building optimisation, reliable infrastructures, and energy management,” the company added.

Schneider Electric currently collaborates with 50 SMEs in go-to-market operations and digitalisation programmes. It is also working with distributors to set up e-commerce platforms.

Separately, the company has also has signed agreements with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) to develop educational and training internships for students and collaborate on current and new technologies in Singapore and globally.  

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