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Milestones of business development

1890–1990

1899

Siemens & Halske (S&H) assigns representation of its interests in the Straits Settlements to Schmidt, Küstermann & Cie in Penang and to Rautenberg, Schmidt & Cie in Singapore

 

1908

The newly opened Technical Office of Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works Ltd. in Singapore is responsible for the sales of its own products and those of Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States

 

1924

The representation of S&H and SSW in the Straits Settlements is transferred to the Straits Java Trading Co., which operates offices in Singapore and Penang. Business transactions are handled through Arnold Otto Meyer, Hamburg

 

1963

Cycle & Carriage Co. Ltd. becomes S&H and SSW’s agent for Malaysia and Singapore for two years

 

1967

Siemens supplies the Malaysian railways with automatic safety systems

 

1969

Malaysia is the first Asian country to purchase a 42-MeV Betatron

 

1969

A new agency agreement for Malaysia and Singapore is signed with the firm of Guthrie Waugh

 

1973

Guthrie Waugh Berhad represents the two countries separately and is renamed Guthrie Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. for Malaysia

 

1973

Siemens builds a semiconductor factory in Malakka (West Malaysia), creating some 1,500 jobs

 

1977

A license contract is signed for the manufacture of the masterset 111 portable telephone in Kuala Lumpur

 

1984

Siemens builds the Connaught gas turbine power plant west of Kuala Lumpur, including the fuel processing plant; the power plant is so designed that it can be expanded for operation as a combined-cycle plant

 

1986

Meditel Electronics Sdn. Bhd., in which Siemens AG has a 30 percent stake, becomes the representative of the Medical Engineering Group in Malaysia

1993

Siemens Power Generation Asia Pacific (SPG) is founded in Kuala Lumpur to carry out power plant projects in the Region

 

1994

The Paka combined cycle power plant, the first private power plant in Malaysia, is inaugurated

 

1996

An order is received for the first networked hospital in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

 

2002

The Express Rail Link from the main station in Kuala Lumpur to the new airport is opened

 

2005

Siemens delivers the IT infrastructure, electrical equipment, and building and process automation systems for Infineon’s semiconductor plant in Malaysia

 

2006

Siemens delivers and installs the new baggage handling system for the International Airport in Kuala Lumpur

 

2012

Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation orders 58 Inspiro trains from Siemens and commissions the company to construct two depots

 

2013

Siemens Malaysia delivers two units of the innovative H-class gas turbines to Tenaga Nasional Berhad, making Malaysia the first country outside of Germany to buy this gas turbine