Siemens’ Trench Canada Instrument Transformers breaking ground in Pickering
By Anthony Capkun
(UPDATED March 13, 2012) March 12, 2012 – Electrical Business has learned that Siemens Canada is breaking ground on a 190,000-sf facility in Pickering, Ont., that will be occupied by Trench Canada Instrument Transformers (TCI), a division of Trench Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens). Trench is a manufacturer of high-voltage products, and is celebrating 50 years in Canada.
“Together, Siemens and Trench will solidify Pickering’s burgeoning reputation as one of Ontario’s preeminent energy hubs,” said Pickering mayor Dave Ryan, who revealed the news at a recent address to the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.
The facility will house high-tech manufacturing, R&D and LEED-certified office space. A Siemens representative explained to Electrical Business that, to start, jobs at the facility are existing jobs… with the possibility of additional jobs in the future.
“We are particularly pleased that Siemens is showing their confidence in our employees and our business by investing in a new plant in Canada,” said Carl Lockhart, TCI’s general manager. “This new plant will offer a substantial increase in capacity compared to our current facility, and we are all looking forward to becoming a part of the Pickering community.”