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Siemens beat competition from hundreds of UK companies to a place at the exhibition, which aims to dispel the myth that Britain ‘doesn’t make anything anymore’ and educate visitors about the value of manufacturing to the UK economy.
The exhibition is the culmination of the Make it in Great Britain campaign; an initiative launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last year which aims to challenge outdated opinions of the UK manufacturing industry, worth approximately £137bn to the UK economy each year and employing 2.5 million people.
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 industry, energy and healthcare. Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK.
Juergen Maier, Managing Director of Siemens UK Industry sector, commented: “After months of planning, it’s fantastic to see our exhibit representing the British manufacturing industry in the Science Museum.
“We’re passionate about UK manufacturing, and can’t wait to show people what a vibrant industry it really is. The exhibition is free and we’d really encourage people to come along and find us here.”
Business Minister Mark Prisk, said: “The future of manufacturing in the UK is bright. The Make it in Great Britain exhibition showcases a mix of forward-thinking businesses from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive and food and drink, which will give the public a real flavour of what modern manufacturing is all about, and demonstrate first-hand the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available today.”
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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 Make it in Great Britain
Make it in Great Britain is a campaign that will challenge outdated perceptions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.
1. The Business Secretary and Mark Prisk launched the Make it in Great Britain campaign at a stakeholder event in Central London attended by 150 of Britain’s manufacturers and trade associations in November 2011.
2. The Make it in Great Britain exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday 24th July to Sunday 9th September, and is taking place at the Science Museum, Exhibition Rd
South Kensington, SW7 2DD.
3. For more information about the Make it in Great Britain campaign, go to http://bis.gov.uk/makeitingreatbritain