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73 Press releases
Erlangen, Mar 05, 2015
Effective as of March 15, 2015, Willi Meixner (50) will be appointed as the CEO of the Power and Gas Division as the successor to Roland Fischer (52), who left Siemens at his own request. Up to now, Meixner served as the CEO of the Distributed Generation and Compressors business unit and thus was responsible for service business for compressors, steam turbines and small gas turbines used primarily in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for more than 20 years in various positions in the power generation industry and is holding a degree in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA degree from the European School of Management and Technologies in Berlin.
Constance, Mar 05, 2015
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has equipped the first US pre-clearance terminal in the Middle East with a modern baggage handling system. In the facility adjacent to Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates Siemens' new baggage handling system ensures full passenger convenience.
Constance, Mar 03, 2015
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has acquired AXIT, the software specialist for cloud-based IT platforms for logistics process management. This acquisition opens up new perspectives for both companies for cross-industry growth in the logistics software business. The transaction is subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office and is expected to be completed by April. Both companies have agreed to keep financial details confidential.
Amberg, Feb 23, 2015
On February 23, 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Siemens' Electronics Factory in Amberg, Bavaria, and was briefed on the current status of production automation as it moves toward Industrie 4.0. Key elements of the coming industrial world are already being used at the Amberg factory: Products communicate with machines and all processes are optimized and controlled via IT.
Munich, Feb 20, 2015
A growing number of Siemens employees are becoming shareholders of their company: Worldwide, around 144,000 of the 343,000 active company employees are also company shareholders. Since the Siemens Share Matching Plan was introduced in 2009 as an extra incentive to buy shares, the number of employee shareholders has climbed by more than half from 92,000 at the plan's start. With the Share Matching Plan, employees who buy Siemens shares as part of the company's share plans receive one additional share for every three shares they hold for three years.
Munich, Feb 06, 2015
As previously announced, Siemens has informed the relevant employee representatives about the personnel adjustments planned in connection with the company's new organizational structure. In a drive to streamline administrative and overhead functions, about 7,800 jobs are to be cut worldwide – including some 3,300 in Germany.
Munich, Jan 27, 2015
"The performance of most of our businesses was within our expectations. While some Divisions provided excellent performance, Healthcare needs to step up its efforts to quickly resume to its outstanding performance and Power and Gas will need a more comprehensive concept to return to historical margins longer turn."
At the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in Munich, shareholders of Siemens AG elected Nathalie von Siemens and Norbert Reithofer to the Supervisory Board and ratified the acts of the members of the Managing and Supervisory Boards for fiscal 2014. As recommended by the Managing and Supervisory Boards, the Annual Shareholders' Meeting approved a dividend of €3.30 per share for fiscal 2014. It also approved the new compensation system for the Managing Board.
The Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Siemens AG brought together thousands of shareholders and employees again in 2015. Large numbers of shareholders took advantage of the opportunity to gather detailed information and talk with experts at the exhibits in the foyer of Munich's Olympiahalle. The company mission and the knowhow on display in the foyer highlighted a wide range of topics and perspectives.
The world is today commemorating and honoring the victims of National Socialism. Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps were liberated by Soviet troops. From 1943 to 1945, Siemens-Schuckertwerke AG operated a machine tool production facility in the Bobrek camp near Auschwitz. About 200 of the camp's prisoners worked at the facility. Siemens is known to have employed a total of at least 80,000 forced laborers in the war years of 1940 to 1945. At least 5,000 of these laborers were prisoners from concentration camps – primarily from the Ravensbrück, Auschwitz-Bobrek, Flossenbürg, Buchenwald and Gross-Rosen camps.