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Milestones of business development

1860–1950

1865–1870
Taking existing lines into account, the Indo-European telegraph line from London to Calcutta is planned and constructed by Siemens companies (in operation until 1931)

 

1903
Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) appoints Schröder, Smit & Co., Bremen and Calcutta, as its agent in India

 

1907
SSW is represented in Calcutta by a branch office of Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works, London; sub-offices are established in Bombay and Madras

 

1912
The Khopoli power plant is built (Peninsula India)

 

1921
Obering. E. Rziha, Calcutta becomes the agent for SSW in India

 

1922
Siemens (India) Ltd. is founded in Calcutta

 

1925
Siemens (India) Ltd. opens the main office in Calcutta under own name and a sub-office in Bombay, further sub-offices open in Karachi, Delhi, Madras, Colombo and Lahore

1956
Siemens sets up switchgear assembly and repair workshop under Mahalaxmi Bridge, Bombay

 

1957
Siemens sets up a full-fledged manufacturing unit at Worli, Bombay, for switchboards. Incorporated as Siemens Engineering and Manufacturing Company of India Private Ltd.

 

1960
The manufacture of switchgear is commenced in Calcutta, three years later shifted to Andheri

 

1960
The manufacture of healthcare equipment is commenced at Worli, Bombay

 

1966
A three-phase motor factory is opened in Kalwa

 

1967
The company is renamed Siemens India Ltd.

 

1973
Siemens is one of the main suppliers of electrical equipment for the largest steelworks in northeast India

 

1987
Siemens supplies electrical equipment for bucket-wheel excavators for Neyveli

 

1991
New low-voltage switchgear factory is set up at Aurangabad

2003
Siemens completes India’s largest HVDC transmission project (East-South); it is the second longest HVDC transmission line in the world, covering a distance of 1,400 kilometers

 

2004
Siemens opens a research center in Bangalore

 

2006
Siemens wins a contract to provide a security solution with access controls, risk management, and fire and intrusion protection systems for the International Airport in Bangalore

 

2007
An order from Jaiprakash Associates Limited is the largest order ever received in the low voltage distribution systems business of Siemens

 

2008
Equipped with turnkey Siemens technology, the largest, private sector-owned and operated airport in India, Bengaluru Airport, goes into operation

 

2009
Siemens opens a new high-tech factory for gas-insulated switchgear in the city of Aurangabad in western India

 

2010
For Jaypee Sports International Ltd. Siemens is to equip India’s first Formula 1 racetrack in New Delhi with state-of-the-art infrastructure

 

2012
In Goa, Siemens starts operations in two greenfield factories which manufacture low / medium voltage and energy automation products

 

2012
Siemens provides Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi with India’s first Biograph molecular magnetic resonance (mMR) system

 

2013

Inauguration of turnkey metro line in Gurgaon in the metropolitan area of Delhi for which Siemens supplied all of the rail technology

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.