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Watch: India to export digital imaging products to China, Africa: Gerd Hoefner, Siemens Healthineers

29 Oct, 2019

In a bid to integrate manufacturing, technology and innovation at its Bengaluru facility, Siemens Healthineers, the medical technology arm of German multinational Siemens, has set up a new manufacturing unit that will work in tandem with its R&D center here. 

“Over the years, the R&D center has grown into a digital hub for the company accounting for over half of all the software engineering talent within Siemens Healthineers. It is also the largest such center within the company globally,” Gerd Hoefner, managing director and president, Siemens Healthcare told TechCircle during a recent interview in Bengaluru. 

Mostly involved in developing software, Munich headquartered Siemens Healthineers is now looking to develop India as a hub for digital imaging devices. The country will also serve as an export base to countries in Latin America, Africa and China.

The Bengaluru facility will manufacture computed tomography systems that will be stacked with AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities and was built after taking inputs with 500 customers in 11 countries. The facility will also produce multifunctional units of the CT scans that it claims can handle high patient loads and perform multiple procedures.