martes, 25 de enero de 2011

Siemens history

Worldwide there are few industrial enterprises of the size of Siemens, which have behind them a history as long and successful.

Its beginnings date back to October 1847, when founder Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg Halske partner founded the company Telegraphen Bauanstalt, in an age marked by revolutionary changes in politics, economy and society.
Because of technical progress, the lives of the men was modified at an impressive pace and with a hitherto unsuspected magnitude.

Werner von Siemens, was born on December 13, 1816 at Lenthe, near Hanover and died on December 6, 1892 in Berlin, because of pneumonia.

He was awarded his knighthood in 1888 by Emperor Frederick III, Werner von Siemens was instrumental in this through their inventions and through the use of innovative technologies. His firm evolved from a simple craft workshop to a large company, at the outbreak of World War I, was among the largest electricity companies in the world.

Siemens marked the electronics and electrical engineering at Siemens scored.
Currently, the microelectronics is part of all company activities. With all our business areas contributed to the welfare and advancement of civilization to a growing population and a shortage of resources.

The 156 years of life reflect an inventive spirit, innovation and entrepreneurial courage. Guarantees of this was the outstanding personality of Werner von Siemens and his successors, but also all people of all nations today to have worked for the organization

Inventions such as the telegraph and the dynamoelectric machine needles were pioneers of electrical elements and basis for business success. Innovation and its rapid implementation in the market were a prerequisite for competitive advantage.

Werner von Siemens was thinking beyond the borders of their nation. England, Austria and Russia, Asia and America then were for the field of action. The vision of establishing a global business became a reality throughout your life.
Be a "Global Player" means adapting quickly to the new structures of global economic growth and to seize all opportunities to enter new markets.
Werner von Siemens was also ahead of its time in relation to employment and social policy. He acknowledged that without the motivation of employees can not be any commercial success.
In addition to its social initiatives within the company, he also committed to broader social interests related to science and politics.

As a pioneer of electrical engineering, an inventor of genius, as a scientist and visionary entrepreneur, Werner von Siemens was instrumental in the second half of the nineteenth century technical progress, which permanently change the lives of men.

In 1848, the company built the first long distance telegraph line in Europe, 500 km from Berlin to Frankfurt-am-Main. In 1850 the younger brother of the founder, Sir William Siemens (born Carl Wilhelm Siemens), started to represent the company in London. In the 1850s, the company was involved in long distance telegraph networks in Russia building. In 1855, a company branch headed by another brother, Carl von Siemens, opened in St Petersburg, Russia. In 1867, Siemens completed the monumental Indo-European (Calcutta telegraph line from London).

In 1881, a Siemens AC Alternator driven by a watermill was used to operate the first electric street lighting in the world in the town of Godalming, United Kingdom. The company continued to grow and diversified into electric trains and light bulbs. In 1890, the founder retired and left the company with his brother Carl and sons Arnold and Wilhelm. Joined Siemens and Halske (S & H) in 1897.

In 1919, S & H and two other companies jointly formed Osram lightbulb company. In the Japanese subsidiary was established in 1923.

During the 20's and 30's, S & H started to manufacture radios, televisions, and electron microscopes.

In the 30 Siemens built hydraulic power plant Ardnacrusha River Shannon in then the Irish Free State, and was a world first for its design. Remember the company to raise wages desire of underpaid workers who will be invalidated only by Cumann na nGaedhael government.

The preceding World War II, Siemens was involved in the secret rearmament of Germany. During World War II, Siemens supported Hitler regime, contributed to the war effort and participated in the "Nazification" of the economy. Siemens had many factories in and around the notorious extermination camps such as Auschwitz and used slave labor from concentration camps to build electric switches for military applications. In one example, nearly 100,000 men and women from Auschwitz worked in a Siemens factory inside the camp, providing electricity to the countryside. The crematorium ovens at Buchenwald Siemens carry the label.
In the 50's and its new base in Bavaria, S & H started to manufacture computers, semiconductor devices, washing machines, and pacemakers. Siemens AG was incorporated in 1966. The first digital telephone exchange company was produced in an or 80. In 1988 Siemens and GEC acquired the UK company in the defense and technology Plessey. Holdings were split Plessey, and Siemens took over the avionics, radar and traffic control business - such as Siemens Plessey.

In 1991, Siemens acquired Nixdorf Computer AG and renamed it Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG. In 1997 Siemens introduced the first GSM cellular phone with color display. Also in 1997, Siemens agreed to sell the defense arm of Siemens Plessey to British Aerospace (BAe) and a UK government agency, Analytical Services Agency Defence (DASA). BAe and DASA acquired the British and German divisions of the operation respectively.

In 1999, Siemens' semiconductor operations were spun off into a new company known as Infineon Technologies. Also, Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, formed part of Fujitsu Siemens Computers AG in that year. Retail banking technology group became Wincor Nixdorf.

In February 2003, Siemens reopened its office in Kabul.

In 2004, Siemens took over the layer of the official Formula One timekeeper, replacing TAG Heuer.

In November 2005, Siemens signed a 12-year agreement with Walt Disney Company to sponsor attractions in Florida and California parks.

In 2006, Siemens announced the acquisition of Bayer's diagnostics, which was incorporated into the medical division of diagnostic solutions officially on January 1, 2007.

In March 2007, was arrested and charged a Siemens board member temporarily illegal to finance a working partnership-friendly business that competes against the union IG Metall. He has been released on bail. Union offices and Siemens have been searched. Siemens denies any wrongdoing.

In April 2007, fixed networks, mobile networks and divisions of carrier services combined with Nokia Siemens' business group of s network in a joint 50/50 venture, creating a company sets network and mobile called Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia delayed the merger [8] due to investigations of bribery against Siemens.

In October 2007, a court in Munich found that the company had bribed officials in Libya, Russia, and Nigeria in return for granting contracts, four former Nigerian Ministers of Communications were among those named as recipients of payments. The company admitted to paying bribes and agreed to pay a fine of 201 million euros. In December 2007, the Nigerian government canceled a contract with Siemens due to the results of the bribe.

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