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Siemens Magnet Technology designs and manufactures superconducting magnets for medical scanners used around the world. More than a third of all MRI scanners installed in hospitals around the world have at their heart a superconducting magnet designed and manufactured by SMT in Eynsham, Oxford.
Previously the factory was the home of Oxford Instruments and the celebrations marked 30 years of MRI magnet development and manufacturing in Oxford. The occasion was marked with a presentation of achievements throughout the years and a commemorative lunch with representatives from Oxford Instruments alongside past and present Siemens employees.
The commemorative event rounded off a day of celebrations following a presentation in the morning of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2012 by The Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Mr Tim Stevenson.
Craig Marshall, Managing Director at Siemens Magnet Technology, said: “I am filled with a sense of pride for what we have achieved over the years of manufacturing in Oxford. From the beginning we have always strived for excellence and innovation. We are proud to be a UK manufacturer, playing a vital role to help rebalance the UK ecomony. Throughout the 30 years we have always engaged with the local community in a variety of ways. For example by benefiting from being close to Oxford University and tapping into a local skill base and supply chain and also by supporting local charities. Celebrating the manufacturing successes of the last 30 years provides further commitment to the importance of manufacturing in Oxford.”
In addition to its technological excellence, Siemens Magnet Technology is also recognised as a world leader for its process innovation and acts as a UK centre of excellence. This excellence notably resulted in the Best Factory Awards in 2010.
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About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.
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About Siemens Healthcare
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimising clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.