Siemens' Norwood motor manufacturing plant obtains Official API 547 Monogram


Mar 30, 2011

Siemens Industry’s Norwood motor manufacturing plant has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute to use the Official API 547 Monogram.  In addition to the API Monogram, Siemens Quality Management System has been assessed by API, and found to be in conformance with API Specifications Q1 and ISO/TS 29001 for the design and manufacture of electric motors. 

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Siemens produces motors that meet the API 541 and API 547 specifications in an ISO 9001 certified environment.

The Norwood Motor Facility, originally built in 1898, was the first manufacturing facility in Norwood, Ohio, according to Siemens Industry, and is one of its oldest manufacturing facilities in the world.  In 2006, Siemens invested more than $35 million in the facility.  The Norwood plant is now a “Global Motor” research and technology development center, contributing to enhancements in Siemens motors sold throughout the world.

Employing more than 400 people, the Norwood plant is dedicated to developing, assembling, and testing large electric motors that are used in metals, mining, oil and gas, as well as factory automation.

“Our API certification validates the commitment that our organization has to manufacturing high-quality products, and ensuring that systems are in place to maintain the highest levels of production quality at our facility,” says Mark Cooksey, business unit manager at the Norwood plant.

Siemens Industry is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business, a supplier of production, transportation, and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies are designed to enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.