Our history in Mexico

From the first sales office to a global technology powerhouse

Milestones of business development

Siemens & Halske (S&H) sets up a Technical Bureau in Mexico City


S&H constructs the first power station in Mexico City, thus a public corporation, Mexican Electric Works Ltd. / Compania Mexicana de Electricidad S.A., is founded by S&H and the Dresdner Bank


Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) Mexiko Elektrizitätsgesellschaft mbH Berlin is founded with a regional office in Mexico City


SSW Mexiko becomes the representative of Protos Automobile GmbH Berlin


Regional offices are opened in Guadalajara and Monterrey


An automobile marketing company, Protos Garage S.A., is founded in Mexico City


The Rio de la Alameda power station and the Quijano y Rivero hydroelectric power plant are built


The Siemens agency is transformed into a public corporation and renamed Siemens Méxicana S.A.


Generators and transformers are supplied for the Rio Lerma hydroelectric power plant


The Siemens company in Mexico is re-founded


Siemens Telecomunicaciones S.A. (SITESA) is founded for the production of telecommunications technology


The first magnetic resonance tomograph in Latin America is installed in the Hospital Central Militar in Mexico City

The Siemens activities are reorganized into a holding


PEMEX awards Siemens the largest order so far received to equip a refinery with process control technology


Siemens delivers two turnkey gas turbine power plants to the state-owned power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE)


Contract for the extension of Metro Line 2 in Monterrey. After its deliveries for Line 1 (1988) and 2 (1994), Siemens remains the main supplier of electro-mechanical equipment


Siemens delivers the equipment for modernizing the iron and steel works and heavy plate rolling mill for the Mexican steel producer Altos Hornos de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. (AHMSA) in Monclova


Siemens opens new production facility for high-voltage equipment in Querétaro, Mexico


Minera Mexico awards two contracts for the turnkey construction of the combined cycle power plants La Caridad I and II in Sonora State, Mexico


Siemens inaugurates its new headquarters in Polanco, Mexico City, which features different energy efficient technologies and other green solutions that make the building the greenest office of the country



Siemens delivers automation and electrical infrastructure solutions for one of the world’s five biggest mines, Buenavista del Cobre in Cananea in the Mexican state of Sonora



Siemens receives orders to supply altogether six H-class gas turbines for three combined cycle power plants in Mexico: Empalme I and II, as well as Valle de Mexico II



Siemens inaugurates “Ingenuity Lab”, a PLM Training Center at the Technological University of Queretaro and equips it with Industrie 4.0-capable hardware and software

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