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Milestones of business development

1850–2000

1857

Delivery of the first Siemens product to Argentina: a pointer telegraph

 

1896

The company Bemberg & Cia. of Buenos Aires is chosen to represent Siemens & Halske (S&H)

 

1897

Guillermo Kexel becomes Schuckert & Co.’s agent in Buenos Aires. He is succeeded by Augusto Parcus in 1898

 

1908

Founding of the first Siemens subsidiary in Argentina, "Siemens-Schuckertwerke für die La Plata-Staaten Elektrizitätsgesellschaft mbH"

 

1914

Construction of Siemens’ first production facility in Argentina, with 400 employees

 

1930

Participation in the Sociedad Electro-Metallurgica Argentina

 

1931

Opening of the Siemens building on Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires

 

1951

Planning and construction of the San Nicolás power plant near Rosario (commissioned in 1956)

 

1954

Founding of Siemens Argentina S.A.

 

1954

Signing of contracts with the national telephone company for the expansion of the Argentine communications network and for the construction of additional facilities (Ruta 8 plant)

 

1969

The company moves into the new Panamericana switchgear plant

 

1973

The Argentine government terminates contracts with Siemens

 

 

1975

Spin-off of telecommunications activities and founding of the Equitel company

 

1994

Startup of the Atucha II nuclear power plant constructed by Kraftwerk Union (KWU)

2000

Siemens provides a digital network linking the hospitals in the province of Cordoba

 

2002

The BASF dispersion plant in Gral. Lagos, Argentina, is automated by Siemens

 

2004

A communications solution is installed for a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires

 

2006

Siemens wins major contract for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Santa Fé

 

2007

Inauguration of the first span of Buenos Aires City Metro Line H, becoming the first completely new line since the end of the 1940s

 

2010

The Uruguay Bridge in Villa Carlos Paz in the Argentinean province of Cordoba is spectacularly illuminated by Osram technology

 

2011

Siemens is awarded the construction of the most southern 500 kV transformer station in the world, located in the Santa Cruz province, Patagonia

 

2011

Siemens Argentina moves to new premises in Munro, Buenos Aires, where the Siemens Office concept is implemented for the first time in the Austral-Andina Region

 

2012

Supply of the steam turbines to close the cycles of Ensenada and Brigadier López fossil power stations

 

2013

Siemens is awarded an order from the Fideicomiso Central Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown S.A. for the turnkey construction of a 580-MW thermoelectric power plant in Bahia Blanca, Argentina