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Milestones of business development

1920–1990

1929
First business contact in Hijaz (Jeddah)

 

1931
Siemens & Halske (S&H) is represented in Saudi Arabia by de Haas & Co., Jeddah (dissolved in 1934)

 

1938
Export shipments to Saudi Arabia

 

1952
S&H signs an agency agreement for the telecommunications business with M. Mardambey & M. Ojjeh, Jeddah (until 1955)

 

1954
E.A. Juffali & Bros., Jeddah, becomes the agent of Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in Saudi Arabia and in 1955 also of S&H

 

1956
Construction of a wide area radio network inaugurated by King Saud I

 

1957
A Siemens Resident Engineer is delegated to Saudi Arabia

 

1968
Construction of Saudi Arabia's first 110-kV high-voltage network in Jeddah

 

1971
Siemens builds a sea-water desalination plant on the Arabian Gulf

 

1976
Founding of Arabia Electric Ltd. (AEL), a joint venture between Siemens and E.A Juffali & Bros.

 

1978
Siemens supplies Saudi Arabia's largest cement factory, located in Dammam, with process automation

 

1983
Founding of a sub-agency by Juffali & Bros., AEL (Equipment)

 

1987
Siemens and Juffali/AEL (E) open a medical engineering agency

 

1990
Establishment of an AEL service center

1999
Siemens Ltd. registered as joint venture between E.A. Juffali and Siemens AG as a majority shareholder

 

2002
Acquisition of the former Westinghouse subsidiary ISCOSA

 

2004
Saudi Arabian women are employed for the first time

 

2006
Siemens builds a turnkey combined steam power plant and desalinization facility for Shuaibah Water and Electricity Company in Riyadh, in cooperation with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

 

2010
Siemens and Saudi Aramco launch joint education initiative in Saudi Arabia and donate science kits to 50,000 boys and girls in the course of the Discovery Box program

 

2011
The Saudi Ministry of Health orders 99 units of mobile X-ray systems to be installed at 38 sites around the country

 

2012
Groundbreaking on gas turbine manufacturing facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

 

2013
Siemens is awarded to supply two driverless subway lines as a turnkey system to Riyadh