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Milestones of business development

1880–1950

1887
Hermann Kessler opens the first Siemens office in Tokyo

 

1896
The Siemens & Halske Agency, Japan Office, is opened

 

1898
The first x-ray equipment in Japan is delivered

 

1902
The Osaka branch office is opened

 

1905
Siemens-Schuckert Denki KK (SSDKK) is founded

 

1913
Japan's first automatic telephone switching system – a Siemens-Strowger system – is installed

 

1923
Founding of Fusi Denki Seizo KK (Joint venture of Furukawa and Siemens)

 

1927
Fusi Denki imports Siemens Protos automobiles

 

1934
The Fusi plant begins manufacturing telecommunications equipment

 

1947
The company formerly known as SSDKK is registered as KK Tahei Yoko

1965
Siemens Japan Ltd. is founded

 

1970
Tahei Yoko and Siemens Japan Ltd. are merged to form Nippon Siemens KK

 

1979
Nippon Siemens KK is reorganized and renamed Siemens KK

 

1986
Siemens receives Japan's first import and sales license for magnetic resonance scanners

 

1998
Siemens delivers Japan’s first Combino tramways

 

1999
Siemens and Yaskawa form a joint venture for drive and automation technology in Kita-Kyushu

2002
The YSAD joint venture takes over maintenance and customer services for products and systems sold by Siemens A&D in Japan

 

2006
Siemens delivers electrical drives system for Japan’s biggest paper-producing machine for Nippon Paper

 

2007
Siemens’ continuous casting line at Tokyo Steel goes into operation as the first European system of its kind in Japan

 

2009
Siemens acquires the remaining shares of Yaskawa Siemens Numerical Controls Corp., and integrates the business into Siemens KK

 

2010
Siemens Asahi Medical Technologies Ltd (SAMT) becomes a 100 percent Siemens subsidiary and is merged with Siemens KK; the resulting Siemens Japan KK now operates as one integrated technology company

 

2011
In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake Siemens responds quickly to support its customers in overcoming damages and to help healthcare customers in the affected areas continue caring for their patients

 

2012
Siemens Japan KK and other Siemens companies in Japan move their headquarters to Tokyo’s Osaki district

 

2013
Japan’s first MRI-PET system, Biograph mMR, is installed in Fukushima International Medical Science Center at Fukushima Medical University

 

2013
Mochida Siemens Medical Systems Co., Ltd. is merged into Siemens Japan KK

 

2014
Order from Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation for the Yurikogen wind power project in Akita

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.