Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Eplan have agreed to collaborate in the area of software solutions for the industry and infrastructure market segments
As part of this partnership, Siemens' Electrical Products business unit will join the Eplan Partner Network as a strategic partner. The goal is to harmonise the two companies' products in a more targeted way to provide optimised solutions to switchgear manufacturers and electrical planners. Sebastian Seitz, CEO of Eplan, and Andreas Matte, CEO of electrical products at Siemens Intelligent Infrastructure, signed an agreement to this effect on September 26, 2022.
“The overall goal of our collaboration is to create a plug-and-play structure for electrical planners. We want to open up our tools in both directions, thus simplifying and accelerating the workflow,” said Andreas Matte.
Sebastian Seitz of Eplan also emphasised the benefits of joint customers, “When constructing the switchgear, we can use the Eplan Pro Panel to greatly improve and automate operations. Plus we will specifically address the growing field of power distribution and work with Siemens to create end-to-end solutions for an integrated workflow and more. efficiency".
The industrial sector consists of offerings and products for the construction of control panels, while the infrastructure sector includes the construction of switchgear for power distribution. In the market sector concerned with industry, Siemens and Eplan will intensify the excellent cooperation that has existed for several years, for example, to provide Eplan data on all adapted Siemens products. For the infrastructure market, Siemens and Eplan have decided to optimise and automate customer processes together, for example in the Sivacon and Alpha (power distribution systems) environment by integrating Simaris (planning tools) and the Eplan platform.
The two parties will contribute their expertise to the benefit of their mutual customers to enable a more efficient workflow when constructing electrical switchgear and power distribution.
Eplan offers engineering programs and services in the fields of electrical engineering, automation, and mechatronics. Police develops one of the world's leading software solutions for manufacturers of machines, switchgear and control panels
Plus, it helps customers simplify challenging engineering processes.
Siemens Electrical Products provides products for safe and efficient low voltage electrical infrastructure in buildings and industrial environments, including safety and control products, measuring and monitoring devices, switches, and sockets.