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Milestones of business development



Siemens & Halske (S&H) opens a branch office in Vienna (which remains in operation until 1864)



S&H Berlin sets up a Technical Bureau in Vienna



Siemens builds power stations and electric tramways in numerous cities



Österreichische Siemens-Schuckertwerke AG (ÖSSW) is founded. S&H’s facility in Vienna assumes responsibility for the low-voltage power business



The cable plant in Vienna is transformed into a stock company called Wiener Kabel- und Metallwerke AG (WKM)



 A technical office is opened in Vienna under the name S&H AG, Vienna branch office



ÖSSW and S&H’s Vienna facility are nationalized, forming Siemens-Schuckertwerke Ges. m. b. H. and Siemens  Halske Ges. m. b. H., respectively


Emcolux takes over 60 percent of WKM’s capital stock. The remaining 40 percent is held by the Austrian SSW company and S&H-Ges. m. b. H



WKM founds Siemens Ges. m. b. H.



An electronic components production plant is opened in Villach, Carinthia



WKM, Siemens Ges. m. b. H Wien and NTW (Nachrichtentechnische Werke) merge to form Siemens AG Austria



Siemens installs the world’s first fully digitized, networked radiological imaging system at Vienna’s Donauspital hospital




The company gradually assumes responsibility for the CEE (Central and Eastern European) business region


The contract to deliver 400 locomotives by 2006 to the Austrian national railway (ÖBB) is Siemens’ biggest locomotive order in its history



Siemens Austria wins Germany’s PR Prize 2004 for its "Academy of Life" event series



Siemens merges with the Austrian company VA Technologie AG (VA Tech) and consolidates its leading position in the world markets of metallurgy, power transmission and –distribution



The e-card system developed by Siemens creates a country-wide network for Austria’s healthcare system



Siemens is technology partner for Austria’s EU Council Presidency 2006



Two combined cycle power plants, Timelkam in Upper Austria and Simmering 1 in Vienna, are put into service



Opening of the new Siemens City headquarters in the company’s historic location in Vienna Floridsdorf; it was the first office building in Austria to receive the LEED Gold environmental certificate



Expansion of the world headquarters for rail-bound mass transit vehicles in Vienna to include tramways. Thus the global business responsibility for subways, tramways, railroad cars and electric buses is concentrated in the Vienna-Simmering facility (including R&D, engineering and manufacturing)



Acting as general contractor, Siemens hands over Austria’s most powerful and most efficient thermal power plant, the combined-cycle plant in Mellach, to the customer



ÖBB commissions Siemens to supply 100 Desiro ML type regional passenger trains



Siemens is collaborating on a research project for future technologies in cities that is the only one of its kind in Europe, the Living lab at Aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside



Siemens has been active in Austria since 135 years



The global competence for Industrial Power Plant Solutions (gas-fired combined cycle power plants with a capacity between 20 and 60 Megawatts on a turnkey basis) is bundled in Vienna