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Milestones of business development

1905–1980

1907

Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) and Saavedra, Bénard & Co. establish a branch office in Valparaiso under the name Siemens-Schuckert Ltd. (SSL)

 

1908

SSL is named sole agent for Telefunken in Chile and Bolivia, serving in this capacity until 1909

 

1912

SSL moves its main office to Santiago de Chile

 

1913

SSL wins the contract to build the hydroelectric power plant on Laguna Nagra

 

1921

The company is renamed Siemens-Schuckert, Ltda. Cia. de Electricidad, Santiago

 

1923

A new office is opened in Iquique

 

1949

Siemens & Halske (S&H) signs an agency contract with Gildemeister & Co. Ltda., Santiago

 

1966

S&H receives an order from the Chilean post office to supply teleprinters and telex transmission equipment

 

1972

The Chilean state development company Corporación de Fomento (Corfo) takes over 81 percent of Gildemeister’s share capital

 

1978

Siemens is involved in the construction of a 220-kV overhead line in Chile

1981

As a supplier for a project to equip two hydroelectric power plants, Siemens delivers four generators and the entire electrical equipment

 

1982

The Siemens unit at Gildemeister is reorganized to form the agency Ingeneria Eléctrica (INGELSAC)

 

1988

Siemens supplies the motors for the two largest ore tube mills in the world, at a copper mine in northern Chile

 

1996

Founding of a regional company in Chile, with headquarters in Santiago

 

2002

Siemens delivers enormous ring motors for iron ore mills in Chile

 

2006

As the most important partner of the Metro de Santiago S.A. rail authority, Siemens wins contracts to provide the entire power supply system as well as the communications and train radio system for selected metro lines

 

2007

An order is received from Chile’s power utility Southern Cross to deliver a high-performance turbine that can be operated with natural gas or liquid fuels

 

2012

Siemens receives first wind power order from Chile: the El Arrayán wind power plant with a total of 50 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 115 MW

 

2012

From the world’s largest copper producer Codelco (Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile) Siemens secures an order to maintain and overhaul technical equipment in the Andina copper mine

 

2013

Siemens receives an order for the most important 500-kV transmission project in the country from InterChile – a subsidiary of ISA, Colombia’s state-owned power transmission company

Highlights from 170 years of Siemens history

Learn about selected events from the company’s history in our History News, which we’re continually expanding for you.