Schneider Electric Opens New East Asia & Japan Headquarters In Singapore

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 | 2828 Views

Schneider Electric, a provider of digital transformation of energy management and automation, has opened its new East Asia and Japan headquarters in Singapore, bringing together multiple operations across the island to one location.

As part of the launch, the Group has also established its first large-scale innovation hub in Asia, after Boston and Paris. Spanning over 18,500 sq m and home to over 1,200 employees, the hub will bring together software engineers, solution architects and research scientists to work on EcoStruxure—its open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform.

The platform leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity, and this includes connected products, edge control, and apps, as well as analytics and services.

To deepen its research and development capabilities at the hub, the company is also setting up a machine solutions research and development team focusing on the enhancement and connectivity of controllers, communication modules and “InputOutput” modules.

“This opening reaffirms our commitment to East Asia & Japan as key markets for our business, and signifies the growth opportunities that we see in the region,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and chief executive officer, Schneider Electric.

The company has also committed to becoming fully carbon neutral by 2030, and the new East Asia and Japan headquarters was retrofitted at a cost of SG$23 million (US$17.5 million) and is the company’s first building in East Asia and Japan to use a hybrid electricity power source powered by solar panels installed onsite and offsite.

To widen collaborations in human capital development and new technologies, the company has also signed agreements with Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore to develop future leaders through educational and training internships for students and the collaboration and development of current and new technologies in Singapore and globally.