Siemens Canada opens Pickering plant

Trench subsidiary will produce oil insulated instrument transformers.

PICKERING, Ont.—Siemens Canada has opened a new 190,000 square-foot transformers for its subsidiary, Trench Ltd.

The Trench Group is a worldwide manufacturer of high voltage products such as instrument transformers, bushings and coil products. The company already has three production facilities in Ontario, including an existing instrument transformer plant in Scarborough, a coil factory, which is also in Scarborough, and a bushings plant in Ajax.

The Pickering plant will produce oil insulated instrument transformers, and will house a dedicated high voltage testing laboratory capable of testing products rated up to 800,000 volts and R&D centre. The facility will employ more than 250 current Trench workers.

The Trench instrument transformers business is part of the larger high voltage products business unit within Siemens that develops, produces and sells products for power utilities, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and power intensive industries. The company has 12 plants in 8 countries, and employs more than 3,000 employees worldwide.