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Milestones of business development

1910–1990

1911

Siemens opens a sub-office of the Chinese representative office in Hong Kong

 

1958

Jebsen & Co. is appointed to represent the interests of Siemens & Halske (S&H) and Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in Hong Kong

 

1968

Siemens delivers a telephone exchange with 10,000 subscriber lines for Hong Kong Telephone Company

 

1970

Cabel & Wireless of Hong Kong orders 700 telegraphs from Siemens Industries in Melbourne

 

1971

Siemens receives a follow-up order to expand Hong Kong’s telephone exchange to accommodate 100,000 subscribers

 

1976

The company supplies all of the communications equipment for Hong Kong’s first subway line

 

1986

Siemens supplies 22,000 luminaires for Hong Kong Bank

 

1987

The company opens a provisional office for what is later to become Siemens Ltd.

 

1989

Siemens delivers the first magnetic resonance scanner to St. Theresa Hospital in Hong Kong

1991

The company opens its first office in Macau

 

1992

Siemens and Soares da Costa are awarded a contract for the turnkey construction of the Macau airport

 

1998

As a supplier for Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport, Siemens provides the world’s largest fully automated baggage handling system, the telephone system, the world’s largest cargo handling center and Asia’s most efficient airmail center

 

2003

Siemens supplies high-tech locomotives to Kowloon-Canton Railways Corporation

 

2006

Siemens installs a traffic management system linked with the local rapid transit rail system

 

2008

Cathay Pacific Cargo Services Ltd. engages Siemens to build a cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport which handles 2.6 million metric tons of cargo per year making it one of the largest cargo installations in the world

 

2012

MTR Corporation has placed an order with Siemens to upgrade the 47 kilometer-long line from the Chinese border to the central business district of Hong Kong Island with control and signaling