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Milestones of business development

1850–1990

1855

First business contacts in Finland: construction of a telegraph line from St. Petersburg to Turku via Helsinki

 

1899

Opening of a Technical Bureau in Helsinki to represent Siemens & Halske (S&H) in Finland

 

1919

The Technical Bureau is publicly incorporated as Elektriska Aktiebologot Siemens-Schuckert Sähkö Osakeyhtiö

 

1922

Installation of the first automatic telephone exchange in Helsinki

 

1936

Construction of the first telephone factory in Helsinki

 

1967

A contract is signed between the Helsinki Telephone Association and Siemens for the supply and installation of telephone switching equipment

 

1970

Order for what is currently the largest signal box in Finland. Supply of 138 electrically driven switches and 140 shunting signals

 

1972

The Regional Company in Finland is renamed Siemens Osakeyhtiö

 

1978

The Finnish Regional Company plans, supplies and installs the entire lighting system at the Lahti ski stadium in preparation for the World Ski Championships

 

1982

Startup of the first EWSD exchange in Helsinki

1998

Working closely with the Finnish network provider HPY, Siemens supplies the required infrastructure for the "Internet telephony" pilot project

 

2003

Siemens builds a nationwide GSM-Railway mobile network in Finland

 

2006

Siemens and Nokia form the joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks, with headquarters in Finland

 

2007

In a consortium with Aveda, Siemens builds Finland’s fifth nuclear power plant, the country’s biggest industrial investment

 

2008

Helsinki City Transport (HKL) and Siemens sign a contract for the metro automation project in the Finnish capital. Renovation of the metro and building the new western extension are among the biggest infrastructure projects in the Helsinki metropolitan area

 

2010

Siemens builds the converter stations in Püssi, Estonia, and Anttila, Finland, for the HVDC connection between the two countries ("EstLink 2")

 

2012

Siemens Finland signs a three-year contract covering strategic cooperation with the city of Turku

 

2013

Nokia Siemens Networks becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia

 

2013

The Finnish Railways VR Group places an order for 80 electric Vectron locomotives with Siemens, this is the largest rolling stock investment ever made by VR Group