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Milestones of business development

1850–1950

1853–1854
The first telegraph lines are constructed in Sweden (Stockholm–Göteborg, Stockholm–Malmö)

 

1880
Siemens & Halske (S&H) is represented in Stockholm by J.E. Erikson

 

1880
A lighting system is supplied for the Stockholm railroad shunting yard

 

1885
The first electric lighting is installed in Stockholm Palace

 

1893
Siemens sets up its own company under the name of Siemens Tekniska Byrå

 

1898
This becomes a stock corporation and is renamed Svenska Aktiebolaget Siemens & Halske

 

1910
Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) and ASEA supply two express and 13 freight train locomotives for the Swedish railway company

 

1926
The medical department is combined with the Swedish Reiniger agency Elema

 

1938
A Siemens plant manufacturing heavy current equipment goes into operation

 

1943
An electron microscope from the first production series is supplied to Uppsala university

 

1949
A Siemens pension fund is founded

1953
The company is renamed Svenska Siemens Aktiebolaget

 

1956
Siemens sets up the first permanent Swedish telestation

 

1958
The first implanted pacemaker is developed in Sweden by Siemens-Elema

 

1963
The Siemens building in Stockholm is inaugurated

 

1990
An order is received for construction of the largest gas turbine power plant in Europe in Halmstad

 

1999
The first GSM mobile network for railways in the world is set up in Sweden by Siemens

 

2004
Siemens delivers indoor mobile phone solution to Spring Mobil in Sweden

 

2006
Siemens wins contract to build Sweden’s biggest offshore wind park in the Öresund near Malmö

 

2006
Acquisition of Sweden’s Bewator, a producer of products and systems for access controls

 

2011
Siemens and Volvo Car Corporation, Gothenburg, launch electric mobility partnership

 

2012
Siemens is selected by Skanska Healthcare AB to supply energy-efficient building automation systems for the New Karolinska Hospital (NKS), one of the largest and most innovative healthcare projects worldwide

 

2012
The company wins its biggest wind power order in Sweden, the supply of 123 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 369 MW for the Ögonfägnaden and Björkhöjden wind farms

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.