As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 160,000 plus employees achieved sales of 25 billion euros in 2013*, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
*Pro-forma basis including LTM Sep 2013 revenue from Invensys
1. Schneider Electric’s innovation in the technical aspect
- Every year, we spend around 4-5% of our total sale revenue (25 billion Euro) on research and Development. We have R&D facilities in 25 countries, with over 20,000 application engineers and 11,000 R&D engineers. In China alone, we have over 2,000 R&D employees doing innovation work for China and for the world.
- Innovation has been driving the energy efficiency industry and has been driving our company’s growth. As early as back in 1995, we introduced the internet technology on our Shop Floor Control Systems and that was almost the earliest adoption of Internet technology in our industry.
- We have actively developed a unified architecture as supported by a unified software suite to realize the connectivity and interoperability of different energy efficiency systems — the centerpiece being the EcoStructure platform as supported by StructureWare software, connecting various systems of Grid, Buildings, Home, Transportation, Water, Factories, etc, and realizing a seamless integration and optimal energy efficiency.
- If we put it in the perspective of smart cities. The different city infrastructures that the city administrators look at — Smart Energy, Smart Mobility, Smart Building, Smart Public Service, Smart Water, etc, are integrated via the underlying Smart Integration technology. Schneider Electric’s innovative smart technologies are supporting more than 200 cities in the world.
2. Innovation in Schneider’s organization, culture, and thinking mode, etc.
- Innovation is our DNA, there are different dimensions of innovation beyond technological innovations.
- an example of business model innovation, or you could put it as strategy innovation, our China for China initiative (C4C).
- In short, C4C stands for
o Local R&D stemming from Chinese market and customer needs;
o Local design;
o Local manufacturing and
o Local sell of our products uniquely tailored for our customers in China.
o Insights into uniqueness of the Chinese market segment and tailor for local customer needs;
o Speed to market;
o Competitive pricing
05 七月 2014
15 十月 2014