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Milestones of business development

1860–1950

1862
Siemens & Halske (S&H) supplies Spain with morse telegraphs

 

1865
A deep-sea cable is laid from Cartagena (Spain) to Oran (Algeria)

 

1895
S&H founds a Technical Bureau in Madrid

 

1902
The stock company Siemens & Halske Compania Anonima Espaniola de Electricidad, Madrid is founded

 

1910
The Cornella Siemens plant begins manufacturing motors, generators and transformers

 

1913
The electrical equipment is supplied for the streetcar in Soller on Majorca

 

1923
Siemens Electromedica Espanola S.A. is founded

 

1930
Siemens combines all its activities in Spain in Siemens Industria Electrica S.A.

1955
The Spanish companies are repurchased after World War II

 

1970
Siemens Industria Electrica S.A is renamed Siemens S.A. Madrid

 

1979
Siemens acquires a stake in Tecosa (telephone systems), and takes it over completely in 1993

 

1980
The manufacture of electronic systems is commenced at the Getafe plant

 

1989
Siemens acquires a stake in Controlmatic Ibérica S.A., Barcelona (an automation systems factory)

 

1992
Siemens is represented for the first time with its own pavilion at the world exhibition in Seville

 

1992
A high-speed rail connection is built between Madrid and Seville, with Siemens as consortium leader

 

1996
Siemens takes over the telecommunications activities of Amper and Siemens Elasa S.A. is founded

2002
Siemens and the state-owned railway Renfe found the joint venture NERTUS for the maintenance and repairs of regional trains

 

2003
The first fully automated subway line in Spain, built for Barcelona, is equipped by Siemens

 

2006
Commissioning of Europe’s biggest baggage sorting system for the Madrid Airport

 

2007
The Velaro E, the world’s fastest series-production high-speed train, begins service

 

2010
Siemens becomes the preferred partner to supply, maintain and refurbish the medical technology of Cartagena and Mar Menor Hospitals in the Murcia Region

 

2011–2012
The Lebrija solar thermal power plant in southern Andalucia, erected by Siemens and Valoriza, starts operation

 

2012
Siemens installs the first laboratory automation platform in the world, the Aptio chain, at the Carlos Haya Hospital

 

2013
Siemens signs a three-year contract for the integral maintenance of the Airbus plant in Illescas, Toledo

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.