Siemens AG

Siemens AG
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name Siemens AG
head office Munich
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form of business organization corporation
companies name Siemens AG
Gründungsdatum 12. October 1847
establishment place Berlin
company headquarters Munich and Berlin
coworker 460,800 (2005)
conversion 75.445 billion Euro (2005)
Profit 2.42 billion Euro (2005)
Siemens auf der Cebit in Hannover
Siemens on the Cebit in Hanover
Siemens forum attaining (“Himbeerpalast”)
Siemens location Berlin alto Treptow
Siemens location Nuremberg Vogelweiherstr.

The Siemens AG is a world-wide active company with approx. 120 locations in Germany. Siemensis represented in more than 190 countries. The company was created 1847 by Werner von Siemens in Berlin. Siemens employs approximately 460,800 coworkers according to own data world-wide (2005), of it more than 165,200 (36%) in Germany. In the financial year 2005 amounted tothe conversion of the company 75.445 billion Euro, after 70,237 billion Euro in the year 2004. The profit after taxes decreased/went back against it however. In the financial year 2005 only 2.42 billion became Euro compared with 3,66 billion Euro in the previous year gains.

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the executive committee the Siemens AG consists at present of the following persons (conditions: 1.5.2006):

Johannes Feldmayer, Thomas Ganswindt, Klaus small field (chairman), Edward G. Krubasik, Rudi Lamprecht, Joe Kaeser, Jürgen radome ski, Erich R. Reinhardt, Uriel J. Sharef, Klaus Weyrich, Klaus usurer

the supervisory board the Siemens AG has 20 members. These are at present (conditions: 31.3.2006):

Josef field man, Lothar eagle, Gerhard Bieletzki, John David Coombe, HildegardCornudet, Gerhard Cromme, Birgit pit, Heinz Hawreliuk, Ralf tail man (Stellv. Chairman), Berthold Huber, walter Kröll, Wolfgang Mueller, Georg Nassauer, Heinrich of Pierer, Thomas Rackow, Albrecht Schmidt, Henning train Noelle, Peter von Siemens, Jerry I. Speyer, lord IainVallance OF Tummel


of business fields

the Siemens AG partitions its operational business at present (conditions: 1.4.2006) into six prime data areas with the following subregions:

Information and Communications (information technology and telecommunications)

  • Communications (Com)
  • SiemensBusiness services GmbH & cost. OHG (SBS)

automation and control (automatic control engineering)

power (power supply)

Transportation (traffic engineering)

Medical (medical technology)

  • Medical Solutions (Med)

Lighting (lighting)

beside it exist to fourCentral departments (Corporate development (CD), Corporate Finance (CF), Corporate Personnel (CP), Corporate Technology (CT)) and five central offices (Corporate Communications (CC), Corporate information Office (CIO), global Procurement and Logistics (GPL), Government Affairs (GA)). In the research giving hurrying CT develops therebylarge part that 7,400 (conditions 2004) annual patent applications of the enterprise for

finance and real estate business were formed at present the Siemens Financial services GmbH (SFS) and the Siemens material the Estate (SRE ).

Besides so-called regional units exist, i.e. for individual markets.the regional organization Germany (RD) as well as regional companies, representative offices and agencies abroad (see locations).


beside the 100%-igen Siemens subsidiary company specified under the business fields the Siemens AG is among other things involved in the following societies:

  • Fujitsu Siemens (50%) (PC hardware and software)
  • Bosch Siemens domestic appliances GmbH (BSH) (50%)
  • Krauss Maffei way man (49%)
  • ehem. Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH (100%) (over Siemens Nuclear power GmbH)
  • Argillon GmbH talking joke (19%)
  • EnOcean GmbH upperhook-hung
  • Inboard printed circuit board technology GmbH & cost. Kg (51%), to 2004
  • June by networks (10%)
  • HTR GmbH- Society for high-temperature reactors (50%)
  • nuclear tubing company ltd.
  • ehem. Siemens Nuclear power GmbH (100%)
  • Siemens power corporation, the USA (production of fuel elements) (100%)
  • Siemens telecommunications service GmbH & cost. OHG
  • Vogt electronics
  • Siemens Home and Office Communication DEVICE GmbH & cost. Kg(Gigaset - 100%)
  • VOITH Siemens hydraulic power generation GmbH&Ko. Kg (hydro-electric power plants world-wide) (35%)
  • Framatome ANP (34%)

the production of passive elements and semiconductor components was separated 1999/2000 into the independent companies Infineon and Epcos. At these enterprises the Siemens is AGsince 2006 no more does not take part. (To former participation see also under history)


subsidiary company

in Austria is Siemens also Siemens Austria actively. Since its assumption of the VA technology Siemens Austria gains approximately 8 billion euro conversion - round a fifth of the company turnover - and employs approximately 34,000 coworkers.


to the extensive product range the Siemens AG countamong other things:

of locations

addresses in Germany

Siemens maintains underother addresses in the following cities:

Augsburg Bayreuth Berlin Bielefeld
Braunschweig Bremen Chemnitz Darmstadt
Dresden Duesseldorf attaining meal
Hanover Kiel Konstanz Leipzig
Munich Nuremberg Osnabrück Stuttgart

Schwalbach, Frankfurt, peppering castle, Limbach, Alzenau, Roding, Karben, Mühlhausen and Villingen Schwenningen.

administrative, manufacturingand level of development places in Germany

Siemens maintains manufacturing and level of development places among other things in the following cities:

Amberg Babenhausen bath new city Bebra
Böblingen Bocholt Braunschweig Bremen
Bruchsal Cham Chemnitz Dortmund
Dresden Duisburg Duesseldorf attaining
Erfurt Forchheim Fürth grab forest
Karlsruhe Konstanz Mülheim at the Ruhr Kiel
Paderborn Nuremberg Regensburg Wetzlar


Firmenzeichen von Siemens-Schuckert
trade mark of Siemens Schuckert

enterprise history up to the First World War

to 12. October 1847 created Werner von Siemens as well as Johann George Halske the institute for building of telegraphs of Siemens & Halske in Berlin. Basis forms its invention of the pointer telegraph. Citizen of Berlin the enterprise developed within fewer decades of a small workshop, which manufactured railway ringing works, wire isolations and water-supply meters beside telegraphs above all, to one of the world-wide largest electrical companies. 1848 built Siemensthe first telegraph line of Europe over far distances between Berlin and Frankfurt/Main. Early the enterprise was also internationally active. Of Werner brother Carl William Siemens 1850 open a representative office of the company in London, late into that independentEnterprise Siemens Brothers of cost. one converted. Starting from 1851 the enterprise was involved in Russia in the creation of a telegraph network work. 1855 open a branch in pc. to Siemens. Petersburg, which was led by Carl von Siemens, a further brother. Further one international large-scale projects like the building of the Indo European Telegrafenlinie (1867-70) and a transatlantic cable (1870), laid with Siemens Brothers, led to rising conversions. Crucially however the discovery of the direct current generator-electrical principle was by Siemens in the year 1866, that the Vorraussetzungenfor the use of the electricity for Kraftversorgung created. Thus new business fields were opened like for example with the electrification of railroad lines and railway trains as well as for the production of lamps for the society.

1889 separated Werner von Siemens from the managementout, owners were now brother Carl and the sons Arnold and William.1897 took place the transformation into a corporation. Increasingly developed itself however the general Electricitäts society (AEG) to the opponent of Siemens on the electrical market. As it afterthe turn of the century to a concentration process in the industry, decided Siemens, the own heavy current range as well as that came the Nürnberger company Elektrizitäts AG, before times Schuckert & cost. to bring into the common Siemens Schuckertwerke GmbH (SSW). Within the range of the wireless telegraphy created onetogether with the AEG the society for wireless telegraphy system Telefunken, in order to terminate the continuous disputes around patents. The citizens of Berlin manufacturing plants were shifted in the future increasingly into an area in the northwest of Berlin between Spandau and Charlottenburg, thatfinally the official designation Siemens city received.

The Siemens company belonged to the first multinational industrial enterprises of Europe. Foreign production inserted 1863 with cable works with Woolwich (England), 1882 followed cable works into pc. Petersburg. Of Arnold ofSiemens developed Viennese branch took up 1883 likewise its own production. 1892 became the first Siemens address in overseas, which Siemens & Halske Japan Agency in Tokyo, based, which numerous further should follow. With outbreak of the 1. World war existed manufacturing plantsin Great Britain, Russia, Austria, Hungary, France, Belgium and Spain. Altogether Siemens in 49 countries possessed 168 agency offices.

intermediate wartime and 2. World war

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After the losses of the world war Siemens belonged already to in the middle of the 1920er years again to the five electrical companies leading world-wide. 1939 were Siemens with 187.000 persons employedthe largest electrical company of the world. New ranges of application like the medical technology, the radio technology, electrical warming and household appliances or also the electron microscope gained rapidly significance for the enterprise.

Kurzfristig kooperierte Siemens nach 1920 in der Siemens-Rheinelbe-Schuckert-Unionunter der Führungof Hugo Stinnes closely with enterprises of the iron, stealing and coal industry. Later individual product ranges in specialized daughter and holding companies were separated. So entstanden unter anderem die Glühlampen-Gesellschaft Osram GmbH KG (1920), die Siemens-Bauunion GmbH (1921), die Siemens-Reiniger-Veifa Gesellschaft für medizinischeTechnology ltd. (1925, starting from 1932 Siemens cleaner works AG) and the united railway signal works GmbH (1929).

Also abroad Siemens built its position. 1936 gave it in Europe to 16 production plants (among other things in Vienna, Budapest, Milan and Barcelona). Outside of Europe production Joint venture in Tokyo and Buenos Aires developed. In Japan together for this with the Furukawa - company 1923 the Fusi Denki Seizo KK was created. Into intermediate wartime fall also a set of international large-scale projects, aboutthe building of the undergrounds in Athens (1926-28) and Buenos Aires (1933-38). The Shannon was particularly prestigious - hydro-electric power plant in Ireland (1925-1929) and the associated electrification of Ireland. Only in the USA Siemens was not active due to a bilateral contract with the Westinghouse company.

The world economic crisis after 1929 led also with Siemens to substantial turnover losses and personnel dismissals. Defense contracts after the National Socialist seizure of power 1933 were along also for the positive development with Siemens. After the outbreak of war 1939 the Siemens capacities with war-important orders were fully working at full capacity. InProcess of the war manufacturing plants were paged out into all areas of Germany and into the occupied areas, where also Siemens began to large extent forced laborer. Numerous Siemens manufacturing plants were destroyed by the war. To 20. April 1945 came it to the invasion RussianTroops for the locking of the Siemens works in Berlin.

postwar development

in the last months of the war had already prepared the enterprise for the military defeat and had formed regional subsidiary organizations. Only 1949 after a smashing by the allied ones turned away was, received Siemens again a uniform guidance for completely Germany. The company center became to Munich (Siemens & Halske) and attaining (Siemens Schuckertwerke and Siemens cleaner works) shifts. Bavaria became thus the new center of the company, after the production locations in that And had abroad been lost to Soviet zone of occupation.

1950 reached the enterprise again 90 per cent of the prewar production of 1936. The product range was continued to develop, even if large-scale projects and capital goods at meaning won. Starting from 1954 one rose into those Data processing and produced semiconductor components and computer, for instance the Siemens 2002. For the consumer goods range (e.g. Washing machines, Fersehgeräte) 1957 the Siemens Electrogeräte AG was created. Also in the medical technology one knew the own position for instance with the production of cardiac pacemakersdevelop. the company employed and gains 1962 240,000 coworkers an annual turnover of 5,4 billion DM. This had quadrupled itself thereby within one decade.

1966 became Siemens & Halske AG, Siemens Schuckertwerke AG and Siemens cleaner works AG (until 1969 as Siemens AG, Werner workfor medical technology, late Siemens Medical Solutions) combined into the Siemens AG. The re-organization became 1969 with the formation of six divisions (elements, data processing technology, energy engineering, building services engineering, medical technology, communications technology), five central sites (marketing and management, finances, personnel, technology, selling) and numerous so-called regional ones Units (branches, foreign addresses) finally. An extensive net at daughter and holding companies remained nevertheless existing. one took over 1967 from Brown, Boveri & Cie the Zuse kg to 70%, two years later to 100%. Became simultaneous the household appliance sector with by Boschput to the Bosch Siemens domestic appliances GmbH (BSH) together. 1969 took place together with the AEG the establishment of the subsidiary companies transformers union (DO) and power station union (KWU). 1978 changed the Osram GmbH completely into Siemens possession. Other subsidiaries like the union of building of Siemens or the Siemens Planiawerke was however repelled.

To technical successes of the 1980er years belongs the 1980 together with the German telephone works in Berlin produced world-wide first digital telecommunications plant. Also in the building of rail-mounted vehicles, which was separated 1989 into the Siemens traffic engineering, was Siemensby its participation in the ICE - project successfully. Here besides the project of the magnetic levitation transport system Transrapid was pursued.

1986/87 were the company turnover on 51,4 billion DM increased. 1987 were extended the Siemens AG by the divisions KWU and semiconductor, before 1989/90 thena renewed reorganization with now fourteen divisions (energy production (KWU); Transfer of energy and - distribution; Equipment technology, drive, switching and building services engineering; Automatic control engineering; Data and information technology; private communication systems; Safety engineering; Traffic engineering; Automotive engineering; medical technology; Semiconductor; Elements and tubes one converted). This arrangement corresponds still to a large extent thattoday's, now English designated, company parts.

The business development did not run in the last decades by any means without reservation positively. Between 1971 and 1976 as well as at the beginning of the 1980er years sank the number of the coworkers around several thousands. A provisional coworker highest level became then 1991 also427,000 employees reaches. 1985/86 came it besides to a brief turnover break-down of 14%. Above all the German homeland market lost compared with the non-European markets strongly at meaning. Already at the beginning of the 1980er produced Siemens in 37 countries in 141 factories.The foreign country was at this time with strongly 50% in the company turnover involved, during this portion into the 1990er years on two thirds rise.

In order within the range EDP - technology to remain competitive, acquired Siemens 1990 a portion of 51% of that NIXDORF COMPUTER AG and brought the Siemens division also into the Siemens Nixdorf information systems AG. The enterprise however 1999 again separated and firmiert today as Wincor Nixdorf internationally GmbH. Only the PC section became into the Fujitsu Siemens of computer GmbHintegrated, which came out 1999 from the union of the Fujitsu of computer Europe with Siemens computer of system. Likewise 1999 were separated the range of the passive elements and tubes under the name Epcos AG and half guidance hereditary Erich under the name Infineon Technologies AG. The Siemens AG sold the last portions of these two companies 2006.

2001 Siemens

a participation of the majority at the Atecs man man AG , their enterprise activities Dematic, VDO and DEMAG acquired recent developments into the range Siemens Dematic (late Logistics and assembly of system (L&A) were converted. This became at the 1. October 2005 again dissolved. Its partial lines of business pos valley automation (Pa) and air haven Logistics (aluminium) were integrated into the range Industrial Solutions and services (I&S ). The line of business electronicsAssembly of system (I/O) belongs now to automation and drives (A&D) . Distribution and Industry (), material handling and Production (MHP) and Customer services (CS) become the Dematic GmbH & cost. Kg. This legally independent society is for the time being a 100%ige daughterand took AG to the Siemens at the 1. January 2006 their activity up. Principal reasons for this change were main continuous operational losses, the separated lines of business.

To the 1. Octobers 2004 became the Siemens ranges ICM and ICN the new range Communications (COM)summarized. From it the largest single area the Siemens AG results. To the 3. March 2005 took over a&o the group from Neuss the SBS - daughter Sinitec. This sales is regarded as beginning of a restructuring within the Siemens company.

To 7. June 2005 gavethe enterprise on a press conference admits that the Handysparte with effect to the 1. October 2005 is transferred to the taiwanesische company BenQ, these wants the portable radio business with a center in Munich to resume. The Siemens executive committee considers the sales in February 2006and/or. Separating the COM range.

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  • Wilfried field churches: Siemens. From the workshop to the world enterprise, 2. Edition, Munich 2003, ISBN 3492045340.
  • Wilfried field churches/Eberhard Posner: The Siemens entrepreneurs. Continuity and change 1847-2005. Ten Portraits, Munich 2005, ISBN 3492048013.


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