Steve Loughney, Head of Products for Siemens in UK and Ireland, made a presentation to Michael White, Managing Director of Sirus to mark the milestone.
In his speech, Steve commended the entrepreneurial spirit of Sirus staff saying: “Sirus are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our technology and that is actually helping us as an organisation to push our technology forward.”
Twenty-five years ago, Sirus signed the partnership agreement with Staefa Control Systems, a Swiss company with a high-end BMS product with a small market share in Ireland.
David Smithson and James Byrne were the visionaries and the drivers behind the partnership. Brendan Moran and Richard Neeve were also key to the negotiation and signing of the agreement. At the time, Sirus was a small company with just a few engineers but David saw their potential. According to Steve Loughney, “It wasn’t about the size of the organization, it was actually about the vision and the passion of the organization at the time, and that’s been maintained through those years.”
Since then, Siemens and Sirus worked together making Siemens the number one BMS in pharmaceuticals in Ireland and securing many prestigious pharmaceutical projects.
In 2018, Sirus were awarded Expert Solutions Partner status by Siemens, the only one in Ireland. In reference to this Steve Loughney said: “The standard and level of technical capability is what sets Sirus apart”.
Michael White thanked Steve Loughney saying: “The core team at Siemens have been a huge support to Sirus over the years”.
The quality of the Siemens product matched with the expertise of the Sirus engineers made for an ideal partnership and both companies look forward to many more successful years together.