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Milestones of business development



Hall & Co. GmbH, Addis Ababa, takes over as representative of Siemens & Halske (S&H) in Abyssinia



Hans B. W. Bohnenberger, Addis Ababa, takes over as representative of S&H in Abyssinia with the exception of the electromedical business and the radio business



Switchgear delivered for a hospital in Addis Ababa



Siemens Milan takes over handling the business in Abyssinia, agency agreement with the Bohnenberger company terminated at the end of 1936



Engl, Roloff & Co., Addis Ababa, handles the business of S&H and Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in Ethiopia



Termination of the cooperation with Roloff & Co Ltd – followed by representation of S&H and SSW by Jos. Hansen & Söhne (Eth.) Ltd.



Order from the Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority (EELPA) for four switchgear for the 132 kV national power grid being built around Addis Ababa



S&H/SSW’s representation by Jos. Hansen & Söhne (Eth) Ltd. expires – Siemens installs a Resident Engineer for Ethiopia



Antona, Addis Ababa, receives non-exclusive authorization for marketing the products of Siemens AG in Ethiopia (excluding the province of Eritrea)



Siemens Ethiopia Ltd. is founded based in Addis Ababa



Siemens receives contract for installation and lighting materials as well as under-floor distribution systems in post office buildings



Base in Addis Ababa is expanded by an SSW warehouse, an SSW assembly shop, and a small service shop for telecommunications engineering products


Following the closing of the company’s base in Kenya, the Addis Ababa base is operated as the "East Africa" base, and covers the countries Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania



Siemens AG’s authorization for Antona expires and is transferred to Siemens Ethiopia Ltd.



Siemens Ethiopia Ltd. is renamed Addis Electrical Engineering Limited



The Basic Radiographic System is a special X-ray unit for developing countries such as Ethiopia



Siemens begins building up a telemedicine infrastructure in Ethiopia, including computer workplaces for a hospital in the city of Mettu and for the University Clinic Jimma



Success in the battle against AIDS: Mobile lab with Siemens technology helps contain HIV transmission