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Milestones of business development

1920–1970

1927

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

 

1931

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

 

1934

Switchgear delivered for a hospital in Addis Ababa

 

1936

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

 

1950

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

 

1953

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

 

1965

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

 

1966

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

 

1967

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

 

1967

Siemens Ethiopia Ltd. is founded based in Addis Ababa

 

1967

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

 

1969

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

1971

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

 

1971

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

 

1972

Siemens Ethiopia Ltd. is renamed Addis Electrical Engineering Limited

 

1982

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

 

2003

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

 

2012

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