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India’s progress as a nation involves finding sustainable solutions to challenges such as ever-growing demand for energy, higher industrial productivity, modern urban infrastructure and high-quality healthcare.
Siemens, as an integrated technology provider, has a wide range of future-oriented solutions to meet these challenges and be a partner in India’s growth.
Leveraging the 160-year-long heritage of technology leadership, Siemens offers a solution portfolio consisting of industry-specific applications to optimize an the performance of enterprises across the entire value chain, sustainable solutions for energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption, value-added services and consulting.
Siemens in India is a leading powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG (Germany) holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of the Siemens group in India. It is the only Siemens company in the world other than parent Siemens AG and Siemens Inc. in America that is listed on the stock exchanges (NSE: SIEMENS; BSE: SIEMENS).
It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Energy and Healthcare. It has a nation-wide sales and service network, 21 manufacturing plants and employs about 18,000 people.
Siemens in India focuses on sustainable growth, innovation and environmental solutions. Along with leveraging its strong presence in the high-end technology segment, Siemens is also building a portfolio of innovative, simple-to-use, maintenance-friendly, affordable, reliable and timely-to-market solutions customized for India.
With over 53,000 patents filed globally and over 27,800 researchers and developers operating in the fields of research and development, Siemens aims to address the impact of the megatrends that is shaping the world: globalization, urbanization, climate change and demographic change. Siemens has been a technology partner to some of the most developed cities in the world.
The history of Siemens in India dates back to 1867, when Werner von Siemens personally supervised the laying of the first telegraph line between London and Calcutta. The first company office was founded in 1922, and its first assembly plant began operations in 1956.
Siemens Fact Sheet
|Revenue (FY 2011)||Rs 127,080 million|
|Centers of competence||8|
Siemens group companies in India
1. Siemens Ltd.
2. Siemens Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
3. Siemens Technologies & Services Pvt. Ltd.
4. eMeter India Pvt Ltd.
5. Siemens Hearing Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
6. PETNET Radiopharmaceutical Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
7. Powerplant Performance Improvement Ltd.
8. Siemens Industry Software Pvt. Ltd.
9. Osram India Pvt. Ltd.
10 Osram Automotive Lamps Pvt. Ltd.
11. Siemens Convergence Creators Pvt. Ltd.
12. Siemens Nixdorf India Pvt. Ltd.
Siemens’ heritage in India dates right back to 1867 when it began laying the world’s first undersea cable from London to Kolkata.
Siemens set up a branch in India as early as 1922, in Mumbai and Kolkata. Though the company’s assets were confiscated during World War II as enemy property forcing it to shut operations, Siemens re-entered India after the war. It started operations as the “Siemens Division” of “Protos Engineering", a local contracting company. Siemens was engaged in sales and service of our own brand of switchgear and switchboards. Its first workshop was located under the bridge of, what is today, the Mahalaxmi Railway Station in Mumbai.
In 1957, Siemens was incorporated as a company under the Indian Companies Act as Siemens Engineering & Manufacturing Co. of India Pvt. Ltd. In 1961, Siemens became a public limited company with restricted external shareholding and was listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange a decade later.
Laying of the first trans-continental Indo-European telegraph line between London and Kolkata, personally supervised by Siemens founder Werner von Siemens.
Siemens India founded with headquarters in Kolkata.
Sets up assembly and repair workshop under Mahalaxmi Bridge, Mumbai.
Sets up a full-fledged manufacturing unit at Worli, Mumbai, for switchboards. Incorporated as Siemens Engineering and Manufacturing Company of India Private Limited
Healthcare equipment manufacturing commences at Worli, Mumbai.
Switchboard production at Kolkata (later shifted to Andheri in 1963)
Commences railway signaling equipment at Worli, Mumbai.
New complex at Kalwa founded for switchboard, switchgear and motor factories (expanded in 1973-75)
Manufacture of motors commences at Kalwa.
Renamed from Siemens Engineering & Manufacturing Co. of India Ltd. to Siemens India Ltd. (it was again renamed as Siemens Ltd. in 1987)
Lists on the stock exchanges.
Manufacture of industrial electronics equipment commences at Worli.
Manufacturing of switchboards at Joka
Assembly of switchboards starts at Nashik.
Modern industrial electronics production starts at Nashik.
New switchgear (low-voltage) factory set up at Aurangabad.
Assembly of healthcare equipment starts at Goa.
Sets up facilities for manufacture of optical fiber cable and solar photovoltaic systems at Aurangabad.
High-voltage switchgear production starts at Aurangabad. Siemens Hearing Instruments Pvt. Ltd formed.
Corporate Technology Center, a hub for technology R&D for Siemens worldwide, set up in Bangalore
Small turbines production starts at Vadodara.
50th year of manufacturing in India
Produces first 145kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) from the recently-inaugurated GIS factory at Aurangabad. Starts gas-insulated switchgear unit in Aurangabad. Merges Siemens Building Technologies with itself.
Rolls out world’s first 1200 kV SF6 circuit breaker from Aurangabad factory. Crosses Rs 100 billion in revenues. Announces amalgamation of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Morgan Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. Merges Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics with itself.
Twin-factories in Goa – for energy automation and medium voltage. Announces amalgamation of Siemens Power Engineering Pvt. Ltd.