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Effective October 1, 2011, Siemens operations are now organized under the Sectors of Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities. With this evolved structure and the newly established Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens plans to play a pivotal role in the dynamic growth of cities and infrastructure investments. After all, cities face tremendous challenges in balancing growth and quality of life.
Siemens has a workforce of some 119.000 in Germany, ranking it among the nation’s largest private employers. It is also one of the country’s largest private-sector sources of apprenticeships, with some 10.000 trainees at present – a third of whom are pursuing a university degree integrated with working experience. In the fall of 2012, Siemens hired about 2.350 new trainees. For the fifth time in a row, this figure includes 250 positions for disadvantaged youth. In addition, the new Europeans@Siemens pilot project in Berlin has provided a career start to young people from 13 European nations.
Even in a difficult economic environment, Germany remains an important home market for Siemens and, at the same time, one of the most important locations worldwide for production, research and development. Siemens Germany posted solid figures for fiscal 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012): Sales came in at some EUR 11.072 billion, while new orders dipped slightly year on year to EUR 9.894 billion.
Ever since Werner von Siemens founded his company 166 years ago, Siemens and Germany have been inseparable. Since then, the company’s history has been packed with milestones of innovation – ranging from the pointer telegraph, dynamo and electric train to the electron microscope, cardiac pacemaker, electronic automation system and the world’s most powerful gas turbine.
Siemens is the world’s largest provider of green technologies and the only manufacturer whose expertise spans the entire energy conversion chain. Siemens products and solutions enable its customers to produce, transmit and distribute electrical energy in accordance with the highest standards of efficiency. Siemens also helps its customers extract, convert and transport oil and gas.