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Siemens can boast more than a century of presence in Belgium and Luxembourg. Around 20 percent of sales are generated by the company’s rapidly growing Environmental Portfolio. BeLux is one of the first companies in the region to use electric cars in the company fleet: They use renewable energy delivered via smart grids. Competence Centers in each Sector benefit customers in the paper processing, steel and pharmaceutical industries, and grid operators.
In fiscal 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012), Siemens’ sales to customers in BeLux amounted to over EUR 1.123 billion and new orders totaled almost EUR 683 million.
Siemens currently has about 1,690 employees in BeLux.
In 2008, Siemens Belgium celebrated its 110th anniversary, and in 2010 Siemens Luxembourg celebrated its centennial. For years, about 30 percent of its revenue is generated from exports with long trading ties to Africa and the Middle East. Good corporate citizenship is firmly anchored in the corporate culture of Siemens BeLux. The company supports project initiatives, encourages young and creative entrepreneurship, and participates in a wide variety of professional and cultural associations.
Siemens’ Infrastructure & Cities Sector again posted high revenue in railway automation. The project implementing the European cross-border train control system ETCS will ensure a safer and standardized rail network. The project generated revenue of EUR 28 million in fiscal 2012. The Rail Systems Division in Belux is currently working on two huge projects. 96 HLE18 locomotives were delivered to Belgian Railways (SNCB) in fiscal 2012, and 16 more will follow by November 2012.