Siemens and industrial service provider Bilfinger SE have decided to step up their cooperative association, as Bilfinger drives forward digitalization using the Comos Engineering & Maintenance Platform across its many sites and subsidiaries spread around the globe. This software platform from the Siemens Digital Enterprise portfolio not only allows close cooperation between the different Bilfinger sites and its customers through the use of a shared database, but also offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate individual project requirements. "By using Comos, we are driving the standardization of our engineering tools forward to a new level," says Tom Blades, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger. "This enables us as a company group to offer broad-based support from every one of our different sites to customers in the implementation of their engineering projects." This solution allows Bilfinger to respond rapidly to customer requirements and modification requests while at the same time enhancing reliability in terms of both quality and engineering. "In Bilfinger, we're delighted to have found a partner capable of enriching our Comos software with industry-specific knowledge. Customers benefit from Bilfinger's pre-configured expertise, while using Comos helps them speed up the value creation process," explains Eckard Eberle, CEO of the Process Automation (PD PA) Business Unit and Director of the Siemens booth at the Achema.
The partnership between Siemens and Bilfinger provides the ideal combination of theory with practice. Through the use of Comos at Bilfinger, Siemens has access to valuable feedback about the way the engineering & maintenance platform is used, particularly by SMEs, which it can use to selectively drive forward the further development of Comos. Because of its many decades of engineering and maintenance experience and expertise in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas industries, Bilfinger is ideally qualified to integrate valuable knowledge into the system. "Our vision for digitalization envisages predictive maintenance as a preliminary stage to prescriptive maintenance and prescriptive analytics," summarizes Blades. As he points out, against this backdrop Comos provides ideal conditions for the market-ready development of digital innovations for the process industry.
As a plant engineering and plant management software platform, Comos encompasses the process engineering of components and plants all the way through to complete automation. By providing a consistent system landscape from engineering through to operation, Comos enhances efficiency across every phase of the plant life cycle.