Schneider Electric Establishes its First Large-Scale Innovation Hub in Asia, After Boston and Paris

Schneider Electric, a data center infrastructure vendor delivering end-to-end solutions including data center design, data center cabinets, PDUs, UPSs, and much more, has established its first large-scale Innovation Hub in Asia, after Boston and Paris. This hub would enable Schneider Electric to develop tailored solutions to optimize energy efficiencies for data center, building, healthcare, oil & gas and utility segments.

Spanning over 18,500 sq. m and home to over 1,200 employees, the ‘co-innovation hub’ will bring together software engineers, solution architects and research scientists to work on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure – its open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure would deliver enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for data center solutions customers and beyond.

At the same time, Schneider Electric has announced the opening of its new East Asia & Japan headquarters in Singapore, bringing together multiple operations across the island to one location – to better serve customers and industry partners in Singapore and throughout East Asia & Japan.

IoT, Mobility, Cloud, Analytics, Cybersecurity

EcoStruxure would leverage advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver “Innovation at Every Level.” This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ installations, with the support of 20,000 systems integrators, connecting over 1.5 million assets.

To deepen its R&D capabilities and expertise at the hub, Schneider Electric is setting up a Machine Solutions Research & Development (R&D) team focusing on the enhancement and connectivity of controllers, communication modules and InputOutput modules. This team is one of four Machine Solutions R&D teams globally.

“We are proud to launch our state-of-the-art Innovation Hub here in Singapore,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric. “This opening reaffirms our commitment to East Asia & Japan as key markets for our business, and signifies the growth opportunities that we see in the region. As the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, we will continue to work towards strengthening the tools and capabilities for our customers and partners to go digital, through our Internet of Things (IoT) enabled approach.”