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Milestones of business development

1880–1950

1880s
Siemens & Halske (S&H) Vienna provides numerous communities with electricity

 

1890
The first representative offices of S&H Vienna are opened on the territory of the Czech Republic in Prague and Brno

 

1895–1898
S&H Vienna constructs a municipal power plant in Brno

 

1920
Siemens & Co. KG is founded in Prague

 

1923
A Technical Bureau is opened by Siemens Vienna in Prague

 

1925
The "Elektrizitäts- und Maschinen AG Müglitz" and Siemens & Co. KG in Prague merge to form "Siemens Elektrizitäts AG" (SEAG) in Mohelnice

 

1930
Founding of the Elektrotechna Aktiengesellschaft für Schwachstromtechnik (low-current technology) in Prague

 

1931
Radiotechna GmbH is founded as a Siemens company in Prague

1968
A 4004/35 data processing system is supplied to the Tatra Works

 

1969
A technical consulting office is set up under the name of "Triga Technisches Büro Siemens Prag"

 

1971–1990
The export trading company Efektim functions as Siemens’ agent

 

1972
The first order is received from the CSSR post office for terminating equipment

 

1991
A Siemens company is founded with headquarters in Prague and offices in Bratislava and Brno

 

1993
Siemens takes over factories in Trutnov for the manufacturing of low-voltage switchgear technology

 

1994
The motor works of Czech state-owned company MEZ are acquired and Siemens Elektromotory s.r.o is founded

 

1999
Siemens founds Czech joint venture in the field of road traffic systems

2002
Order received for the delivery of 20 subway trains for the Prague metro

 

2004
Siemens equips the mobile phone network of Oskar Mobil in the Czech Republic with EDGE technology

 

2007
Siemens signs contract to take over majority stake in the Czech company OEZ, Letohrad, in the area of low-voltage switchgear and electro-installation systems

 

2010
First order from the Czech Republic for the turnkey construction of a photovoltaic power plant in Dobré Pole near Brno

 

2012
Siemens begins refurbishment of Prunerov II, the largest lignite-fired power plant in the Czech Republic

 

2013
Siemens wins order to supply two gear units to Voith Hydro Austria for Europe’s largest Kaplan pit turbines in the Czech Republic

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.