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Milestones of business development

1850–1950

1855
Siemens & Halske (S&H) establishes its first business connections with Italy

 

1878
First contacts with sales agents in Rome

 

1880
S&H appoints G. Taddei in Turin as the general agent for all its products

 

1899
The first Siemens company, the Società Italiana Siemens per Impianti Elettrici, is founded in Milan

 

1903
The Società Italiana Siemens and the Società Anonima Italiana Schuckert & Co. are merged to form the Società Italiana di Elettricità Siemens-Schuckert (SIE), Milan

 

1910
SIE builds one of the first pumped-storage hydroelectric power plants in the world in Stura di Viu

 

1921
S&H and Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) establish a new sales company in Milan under the name of Siemens Società Anonima

 

1942
The Italian Siemens companies merge to form Siemens Società per Azioni, Milan

1959
Siemens Elettra S.p.A. Milan is founded (SEM)

 

1978
SEM supplies the electrical equipment for the world’s largest purpose-built ship for laying pipelines in the sea (Castoro VI)

 

1987
SEM is renamed Siemens S.p.A.

 

1990
The football stadiums of Milan, Verona, Bari and Florence are equipped by Siemens with new floodlight systems for the World Football Championships

2003
Siemens Business Services installs the largest mobile emergency call system in Europe for the Italian Carabinieri

 

2003
Siemens introduces the first designer cordless phone together with Italian designer Alessi

 

2006
Siemens wins a contract to expand or construct baggage handling systems in three major Italian airports

 

2010
Archimede Solar Energy Srl , a joint venture between Angelantoni Industrie Spa and Siemens, celebrates the first stone laying ceremony at the new receiver production facility in the Italian town of Massa Martana

 

2010
Siemens is awarded to build solar power plants for Statkraft in Italy, this is the company’s largest photovoltaics framework contract in Europe

 

2012
Siemens signs agreements to be Strategic partner of Enel, Europe’s second-largest utility company, for Smart Grid Technology for EXPO Milano 2015

 

2013
Siemens wins order for the 1.6-km extension of the fully automatic VAL type underground in Turin, Italy