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72 Press releases
Berlin, Sep 19, 2014
San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of USD 648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. With this contract, Siemens secures its position as the U.S. market leader in this segment. Every third streetcar or light rail car operating in the USA today comes from Siemens. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, and the first cars are set to be delivered at the end of 2016.
Munich, Sep 17, 2014
A milestone has been reached on the way to the completion of Siemens' new company headquarters at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, Germany. The company celebrated the building's topping-out with Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter, the head of Munich's Department of Urban Planning Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Merk, construction workers at the site, neighbors and employees. The shell of the new complex, with some 45,000 square meters of above-ground floor space, was completed earlier than expected.
Amberg, Sep 12, 2014
Together with employees, customers and business partners, the Siemens Electronics Manufacturing Plant in Amberg (EWA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 12-13, 2014. Among the products Siemens has produced at this location since it was founded in 1989 are the Simatic programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Munich, Sep 11, 2014
Siemens has been named the most sustainable company in its industry group. The Swiss investment company RobecoSAM compiles the internationally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) each year for Dow Jones, a provider of financial market indices. In this year's DJSI, Siemens ranked first in the Capital Goods Industry Group, which includes about 350 companies from seven sectors. Siemens was able to reaffirm its rating from the previous year and achieved a very high total score of 93 out of a maximum of 100 points (after earning 93 points last year). This means that Siemens has been represented every year since the DJSI was first published 15 years ago.
Munich, Sep 09, 2014
The Managing Board of Siemens AG has resolved to delist the ordinary shares of Siemens from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and from the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange AG / SIX).
Munich, Aug 05, 2014
Siemens Healthcare plans to divest its hospital information system business (HS) for US$ 1.3 billion (around €963 million) in cash to the US-based company Cerner Corp. The HS business is focused on administrative hospital IT and electronic patient records, thus different from information technology that enhances the capabilities of imaging modalities and laboratory equipment.
Munich, Jul 31, 2014
"While we made good progress in most areas, the Energy Sector poses a continued challenge in the quarters to come. 'Siemens – Vision 2020' leads the way to sustainable performance improvement."
In the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Siemens posted strong results in most areas, which were affected by challenges in the Energy Sector. Net income rose to €1.4 billion, from €1.1 billion in the prior-year-period. Corresponding earnings per share increased to €1.62 year-over-year from €1.27. Total Sectors profit rose to €1.7 billion, but was held back by ongoing profitability challenges within the Energy Sector. For comparison, Total Sectors profit of €1.3 billion one year earlier had been burdened by €418 million in "Siemens 2014" charges.
Munich, Jul 25, 2014
At its meeting yesterday, Erlangen City Council approved a decision of principle giving the go-ahead for an architectural design competition for the new Siemens Campus in Erlangen. This marked a further milestone for the project, which is important not only to the city but to the entire metropolitan region of Erlangen / Nuremberg.
Munich, Jul 22, 2014
The reconstruction work on the interior of the Ludwig Ferdinand Palais, a registered historic building at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, has now reached the halfway mark. Siemens developed the remodeling plans in close cooperation with Bavaria's Office for the Preservation of Historic Places. In 2013, the City of Munich granted a building permit for the project.