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Siemens has been active in Chile for more than 106 years. The company is an active corporate citizen in Chile. In fiscal 2012, employees of Siemens Chile provided around 2,500 hours of volunteer community work. Siemens won the biggest integral mining maintenance service project in Chile for the copper plant being set up by Codelco, a Chilean mining company. More than 800 new employees were hired for this project.
In fiscal 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012), Siemens’ sales to customers in Chile amounted to more than EUR 235 million and new orders totaled almost EUR 363 million. Siemens currently has about 2,000 employees in Chile.
Siemens Chile was founded in the country in 1907. The Company is an active corporate citizen in Chile, and employees have shown strong commitment to Siemens’ volunteering programs, with activities involving schools, shelters, foundations, hospitals and reforestation.
Siemens has successfully developed SCADA systems for the mining market. The Company’s relationship with the largest transmission enterprise in Chile, Transelec, which serves 98 percent of the electricity customers via more than 54 substations throughout the country, has resulted in numerous modernization contracts where Siemens is developing over 10 projects for the company. The Sector achieved ISO 9001 certification and Siemens was awarded a three-year maintenance contract for the traffic control system in La Serena and Coquimbo region, the first service of this type to be provided in Chile.