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Siemens has been active in Bulgaria since 1878 and is a leading company in the country, playing a key role in its reconstruction and development. Despite a downturn in Bulgaria’s industry market, Siemens succeeded in retaining market share with its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio, while profiting from new business activities in areas such as energy efficiency products and systems.
In fiscal 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012), Siemens’ sales to customers in Bulgaria amounted to approximately EUR 78 million and new orders totaled over EUR 80.2 million. Siemens currently has about 515 employees in Bulgaria.
Siemens’ activities in Bulgaria date back to 1878, when the company delivered the telegraph devices for part of the country’s first telegraph line. Siemens’ first Regional Company in Bulgaria was established in 1925. Forced to close at the end of World War II, the company reopened in 1970. Siemens Regional Company in Bulgaria was reorganized in 1991. It continues to be a major supplier of technologies for Bulgaria’s energy, industry and infrastructure markets and a partner of choice for medical diagnostics equipment in the healthcare sector.
Siemens won a strategic order to deliver and install a Symbia T16 computed tomography (CT) system, the first 16-slice SPECT CT system in Bulgaria, at the National Oncology Institute in Sofia. The company dominated the CT market in Bulgaria. By delivering ten systems – including one 64-slice and eight 16-slice CT devices – to different hospitals all over the country, Siemens took the lead in the CT market in Bulgaria.