Siemens history in the Middle East dates back to 1856, when Werner von Siemens first travelled to the region to supervise the laying of the undersea cables for the London-Calcutta telegraphic line. Since then, Siemens has been at the forefront of contributing to the rapid transformation of the region’s infrastructure.
From supplying healthcare technology to building some of the world’s largest power plants to providing and implementing industrial and building automation, and traffic management and security systems and solutions, Siemens has been a pioneer in innovation, excellence and responsibility across the Middle East. Today, the company holds leading positions in its Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructure & Cities sectors in the Siemens Middle East region, which spans from Libya in the west to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to Pakistan in the east.
An emphasis on R&D and investment in local talent has put Siemens at the helm of localisation efforts in all of its regional markets, demonstrating the company’s commitment to knowledge transfer and the strategic development of local resources. Siemens is also making great strides in encouraging science and technology education in the Middle East together with regional partners, while at the same time pursuing initiatives aimed at raising environmental awareness.
The company’s continuous presence in the Middle East over the past 150 years has ensured that Siemens is being looked at as a trusted long-term partner and employer, and a responsible corporate citizen.