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Milestones of business development



The Berlin-Cologne telegraph line is extended as far as Verviers, Belgium



Siemens & Halske (S&H) appoints Eduard Rau as its representative in Belgium



By 1880 12 railway lines in Belgium have been equipped by S&H with the block system



A Technical Bureau is opened in Brussels under the name of Siemens & Halske

SA, Bureau Technique Bruxelles



The Compagnie Belge d‘Electricité Siemens-Schuckert SA is founded



The light-current department is sold and Siemens & Halske SA Belge is founded



Electrical equipment is supplied for the reverse rolling mill train of the de Wendel steelworks in Lothringen



The Centrale d’Electricité et de Constructions SA is founded to represent the whole company in Belgium and Luxembourg



Business is resumed in Belgium with the founding of the Société Nouvelle Siemens SA


The then largest pump-storage power plant in Europe is built in Vianden



A factory is built in Oostkamp near Brügge for the production of long distance communications equipment and components



EMS technology with 20,000 line units is supplied to the European Community’s administrative headquarters



Electrical equipment is supplied for Belgium’s largest continuous casting plant in Ghent



ATEA (Atelier de téléphonie et d'électricité Anvers) and ADB, a provider of products and solutions for airports, are integrated into Siemens



The first pilot project in Europe for telephone service via a hybrid glass-fiber TV cable network begins operation in Geel, Belgium


Siemens Business Services (SBS) founds a Center of Excellence for e-government in Brussels



Rail network operator Infrabel commissions Siemens to introduce the standardized European automatic train control system (ETCS)



In one of the country’s biggest security projects, Siemens installs a network with over 1,500 surveillance camera at around 50 railway stations throughout Belgium to improve public transportation security



Siemens Belgium becomes a Center of Competence for data centers in Western Europe



Siemens wins major order from the Belgian rail operator Société Nationale de Chemins de Fer Belge (SNCB) to supply 305 multiple-unit DESIRO ML trains



BeLux is one of the first companies in the region to use electric cars in the company fleet: They use renewable energy delivered via smart grids



Siemens hands over the T-Power 430-MW combined cycle power plant in Belgium, with an efficiency of more than 58 percent it is one of Europe’s most efficient and modern power stations in operation



Siemens acquires leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation for complex products, LMS International NV (Leuven, Belgium)



Within the new Siemens worldwide organization, Siemens Belgium is designated as Lead Country for Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Luxembourg and is responsible for the activities within 23 countries in West and Central Africa