Siemens’ £13m Global Service Operations Centre opens in Lincoln

A new Global Service Operations Centre (GSOC) has opened today at Siemens’ Teal Park site.

It is the culmination of 11 months’ work to fit out the high-tech facility, which will manage parts and services to support the global network.

The 7,000sqm centre will house Siemens small gas turbine parts and engine storage on the same site as the Siemens Overhaul Facility. Previously the parts centre was located at Freeman Road, approximately two miles away.

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£13 million has been invested to fit out the facility, including racking solutions allowing for up to 72 engines weighing between four and eight tons to be racked efficiently.

Since Siemens moved to Teal Park in 2012, more than £48 million has been invested in the site.

Managing Director of Siemens in Lincoln Neil Corner. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Approximately 120 people are employed in the GSOC in functions including logistics, operations and the UK customer support team, with 20 people based in the warehouse.

Neil Corner, Managing Director of Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery said: “We’re pleased to have built a new state of the art facility for our employers to work in which also is sustainable and has strong environmental credentials.

“Opening in the Global Service Operations Centre here marks a positive step for Siemens in Lincoln and the Industrial Gas Turbines product line, providing a world class solution for its global customer base.”

Lincolnshire business Simons Group was the lead contractor on the project, overseeing the building work.

Matthew Flower, Simons Group Commercial Director, told Lincolnshire Business: “A tremendous amount of work has gone into this site, we have been working on this for over 10 months.

“It was a very challenging project but we are pleased to say we have completed the site to a very high standard.”