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Milestones of business development

1850–1950

1852
The Dutch government orders telegraph equipment for the line from Rotterdam to Belgium

 

1879
Wisse, Piccaluga & Co. in ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague) becomes Siemens & Halske's (S&H) first agent

 

1889
S&H constructs the first public power station in the Netherlands in ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague)

 

1891
An independent S&H branch is founded in ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague)

 

1899
The first streetcar line is built, which runs from Haarlem bis Zandvoort

 

1909
The heavy current business is sold; a Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) branch is founded in ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague)

 

1911
S&H receives an order for the first automatic telephone exchange, with 1,500 lines, from the city of Amsterdam

 

1932
The S&H and SSW branches are combined and renamed Aktiengesellschaft Nederlandsche Siemens Maatschappij N.V. (NSM)

 

1938
A factory is built in The Hague for the manufacture of telecommunications equipment

1955
The Siemens company is repurchased

 

1970
The firm is renamed Siemens Nederland N.V.

 

1976
An antenna system with a 32-meter mirror is constructed for the Burum earth station

 

1983
A major order is received from the post office for 4,000 electronic 1000 S teletypewriters

 

1998
An order is received for the construction of the largest biomass power plant in Europe in Cuijk

2001
500,000 mobile telephones are supplied to the Telfort telephone company for the introduction of mobile banking

 

2003
The Siemens Regional Company takes over responsibility for Siemens’ global crane business

 

2003
Siemens Netherlands wins two European Quality Awards

 

2007
Siemens lands a contract for equipping converter stations for the HVDC underwater link (BritNed) between Holland and the United Kingdom

 

2009
Siemens secures order to supply the most environmentally friendly fossil fired power plant in the Netherlands to customer Enecogen (870-MW combined cycle power plant)

 

2010
Siemens, together with Bombardier, delivers 64 light rail trains to Dutch Railways

 

2011
Siemens acquires the two associated Dutch companies NEM and NEM Energy Services, specialists in heat recovery steam generators for combined cycle power plants

 

2011
The Hague commissions Siemens to deliver 40 Avenio trams, being the first city to choose the new generation of tram platform

 

2013
Siemens automates road tunnel for largest urban development project in the Netherlands in Utrecht

 

2013
Siemens installs three high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners at Maastricht University for the "Brains Unlimited" international research project. The scanner lab was opened officially by HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands