Our history in the United Kingdom - Siemens

Our history in the United Kingdom - Siemens

Our history in the United Kingdom From the first patent in England to a global technology powerhouse _________________________________________________...

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Our history in the United Kingdom From the first patent in England to a global technology powerhouse ________________________________________________________________

1843 Wilhelm (William) Siemens goes to England on behalf of his brother Werner to sell the rights to Werner’s patented gold-plating technique 1850 A Siemens & Halske sales agency is established under William’s direction 1853 William takes over the running of the English business, which primarily involves the selling of water meters 1858 The Londoner agency is converted into an independent company known as Siemens, Halske & Co. with its own workshops 1863 A cable factory is built in Woolwich 1865 The company is renamed Siemens Brothers 1868–1869 Siemens Brothers lays the Russia to Teheran section of the Indo-European telegraph line 1873–1874 The first Atlantic cable is laid by Siemens Brothers with the cable steamer “Faraday”, built specially for this purpose 1880 Siemens Brothers is converted into a stock company 1881 An order is received to supply electric lighting for the Savoy Theater in London 1903 The Stafford dynamo plant starts production 1906 Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works Ltd., London and Stafford, is founded 1908 An incandescent lamp factory is built in Dalston

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Our history in the United Kingdom 1914 The shares of the English Siemens company are confiscated by the British government 1929 Contacts are reestablished; a cooperation agreement is concluded 1964 A Siemens sales company is founded under the name Siemens Ltd. 1989 The Plessey Company is taken over jointly by Siemens and GEC; Siemens takes over the research center Roke Manor Research; a controlling stake in Oxford Magnet Technology is acquired 2001 An order is received for EMU cars for the new train Desiro UK specially developed for the UK ("Desiro UK") 2004 BBC commissions Siemens to operate its company-wide IT infrastructure 2005 In the biggest modernization program in the UK, Siemens wins an order for the periodic delivery of medical systems for both the Barts and Royal London hospitals 2008 In London, Siemens and McKinsey publish a study on sustainable infrastructure 2009 Siemens wins order to provide 175 wind turbines for the world’s largest offshore wind farm London Array (inaugurated 2013) 2012 Siemens opens the world’s largest exhibition center dedicated to the future of cities, the Crystal in East London 2013 Acquisition of Invensys Rail, a leading global supplier of signaling and control equipment for rail 2013 The Department for Transport awards a contract for 1,140 new Desiro City commuter rail carriages for the Thameslink route making this the biggest order Siemens has ever won in Great Britain

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