Milestones of business development

1850–1980

1851

Siemens & Halske (S&H) receives an order for pointer telegraphs from the Royal Danish Telegraph Administration in Copenhagen

 

1882

The company provides electric lighting for Denmark’s armored naval vessel Tordenskjold

 

1890

S&H builds and installs Copenhagen’s first municipal power station, Gotersgade

 

1893

The company opens a Technical Bureau in Copenhagen

 

1897

Electrification is provided for the electric tram line linking downtown Copenhagen to Nörrebro

 

1902

Dansk Aktieselskab Siemens & Halske is founded

 

1904

Dansk Aktieselskab Siemens-Schuckert is founded

 

1926

Laying of a Pupin submarine cable from Warnemünde, Germany to Gjedser, Denmark

 

1936

X-ray systems are delivered to Rigshospitalet

 

1947

The old Siemens companies are dissolved and three new companies are established: Siemens Stærkstrøm AS, Siemens Svagstrøm AS and Siemens Røntgen AS

 

1950s

Security systems are installed at Denmark’s National Bank

 

1956

The heavy-current and light-current companies are merged to form Dansk Siemens Aktieselskab

 

1963

Europe's first electronic reservation system for car ferries is installed

 

1968–1972

255 telephone exchanges are automated for telephone company KTAS Denmark

 

1975

Siemens Denmark moves into its new office building in Ballerup

 

1980

Denmark’s largest power unit goes into operation

1983

The Danish National Railway awards Siemens a contract for three-phase locomotives

 

1991

Europe’s first public high-speed data network goes into operation in Denmark

 

2003

Siemens acquires Danfoss’ Flow Division to strengthen its position in process automation

 

2005

Siemens acquires Bonus Energy A/S, a provider of wind turbines, and founds Siemens Wind Power

 

2007

Siemens lands a contract for converter stations for the Storebaelt project, a 400-kV HVDC connection across the Great Belt between the islands of Zealand and Funen

 

2010

Siemens secures order from DONG Energy to supply 111 wind turbines for Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant Anholt which is inaugurated in 2013 with the Danish Queen, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Energy in attendance

 

2011

Banedanmark places a contract with Siemens for the modernization of the complete signaling system of the Copenhagen commuter rail network. It is the biggest rail automation order that Siemens has ever received

 

2013

Siemens opens world’s largest wind turbine R&D test facilities in Brande and Aalborg, Denmark

 

2015

Siemens is selected to electrify 1,300 km of Danish railway

 

2017

Hvidovre Hospital and Siemens are named European champions in energy innovation