Siemens has significantly extended its Partner network across the UK, after announcing its latest strategic agreement with Central Group, which sees it become a Distribution Partner for Siemens’ LV motors and couplings.

Central Group already provides expertise in the maintenance and repair of pumps and alternators, and the partnership will see it now also offer Siemens’ complete portfolio of low voltage motor products covering a performance range from 0.09 to 4000kW to end users and OEMs within the utilities, chemicals, metals, paper, food & beverage, oil & gas and renewables markets.

Central Group uses digital technology and innovations to better support its customers.  This digitalisation strategy closely aligns to that of Siemens, as it continues to develop technologies, interfaces and infrastructures for implementing digital industrial production.

Just one of the ways in which new technological developments from Siemens will deliver tangible benefits to Central Group is the introduction of Smart tags. Holding communications and localisation functions within the smart tags, this data will accompany products along the production line recognising, logging and controlling process steps, significantly increasing efficiencies and optimising quality.

Kevin Brooks, Distribution Sales Manager, Siemens UK & Ireland added: “The scale of the addition of Central Group as a Siemens Distribution Partner should not be underestimated. Not only does this partnership enable us to significantly extend the reach of our partner network on a regional level, but it also means end users and OEMs are able to access market-leading products and solutions which are benchmarked against a uniform global standard of expertise.”

Shaun Sutton, Director and Co-owner, Central Group, commented:  “Becoming a Distribution Partner for Siemens’ LV motors and couplings is a really important move for Central Group in enabling us to better meet the needs of our customers, whether they are end users or OEMs.”

Through its Partner Program, Siemens works closely with a number of different networks of partners, all of which have to meet certain high standards to gain verification in the program. The selected partners provide future-oriented, high quality solutions to add value and improve competitive advantage for all industry sectors.