Our history in Malaysia

From the first independent commercial representative to a global technology powerhouse­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Milestones of business development


Siemens & Halske (S&H) assigns representation of its interests in the Straits Settlements to Schmidt, Küstermann & Cie in Penang and to Rautenberg, Schmidt & Cie in Singapore



The newly opened Technical Office of Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works Ltd. in Singapore is responsible for the sales of its own products and those of Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States



The representation of S&H and SSW in the Straits Settlements is transferred to the Straits Java Trading Co., which operates offices in Singapore and Penang. Business transactions are handled through Arnold Otto Meyer, Hamburg



Cycle & Carriage Co. Ltd. becomes S&H and SSW’s agent for Malaysia and Singapore for two years



Siemens supplies the Malaysian railways with automatic safety systems



Malaysia is the first Asian country to purchase a 42-MeV Betatron



A new agency agreement for Malaysia and Singapore is signed with the firm of Guthrie Waugh



Guthrie Waugh Berhad represents the two countries separately and is renamed Guthrie Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. for Malaysia



Siemens builds a semiconductor factory in Malakka (West Malaysia), creating some 1,500 jobs



A license contract is signed for the manufacture of the masterset 111 portable telephone in Kuala Lumpur



Siemens builds the Connaught gas turbine power plant west of Kuala Lumpur, including the fuel processing plant; the power plant is so designed that it can be expanded for operation as a combined-cycle plant



Meditel Electronics Sdn. Bhd., in which Siemens AG has a 30 percent stake, becomes the representative of the Medical Engineering Group in Malaysia


Siemens Power Generation Asia Pacific (SPG) is founded in Kuala Lumpur to carry out power plant projects in the Region



The Paka combined cycle power plant, the first private power plant in Malaysia, is inaugurated



An order is received for the first networked hospital in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur



The Express Rail Link from the main station in Kuala Lumpur to the new airport is opened



Siemens delivers the IT infrastructure, electrical equipment, and building and process automation systems for Infineon’s semiconductor plant in Malaysia



Siemens delivers and installs the new baggage handling system for the International Airport in Kuala Lumpur



Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation orders 58 Inspiro trains from Siemens and commissions the company to construct two depots



Siemens Malaysia delivers two units of the innovative H-class gas turbines to Tenaga Nasional Berhad, making Malaysia the first country outside of Germany to buy this gas turbine