Our history in Peru

From the first hydroelectric power station to a global technology powerhouse­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Milestones of business development


Together with the German company J.M. Voith GmbH in Heidenheim, Siemens & Halske (S&H) receives orders to build three hydroelectric power plants for Peru’s state-owned power utility company Empresa Eléctrica de Arequipa



A locomotive is supplied to Lima for Peruvian mining entrepreneuer Fernandini



The Arequipa II hydroelectric power plant is built


ca. 1912–1925

Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) assign representation of its interests in Peru to J. Dünkelberg & Pellny in Lima



Hans G. Rittermann in Lima is appointed to represent S&H in Peru



Rittermann is converted into a Sociedad Anónima and operates under the name of „Agencias Tecnicas é Importadoras Hans G. Rittermann S.A.”; the existing agency agreement with S&H is transferred to the new stock corporation



S&H and SSW sign agency agreement with Corporation Comercial Sudamericana S.A. (Cosmana)



Peter von Siemens, President of ZVEI (German Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry), opens the German Pavilion at the 3rd International Pacific Fair in Lima, at which both S&H and SSW participate with a booth



Siemens Peruana S.A. is founded



The company starts operation on January 1, 1968; at first work is continued on the premises of Cosmana



Siemens Peruana S.A. moves to new premises at Av. Republica de Panamá, Lima



Siemens acquires Hochschild Corporation‘s 49-percent stake in Siemens Peruana; as a result Siemens AG wholly owns the Peruvian regional company



With the aim of representing the Siemens Groups Power Engineering and Electrical Installations, Sociedad Industrial Electromechanica S.A. (SIEMSA) is founded in Peru



SIEMSA represents the interests of all Siemens Groups with the exception of MED



Siemens and the national telephone company ENTEL sign a contract for the supply of electrical equipment for a telex network in Peru as well as the training of the Peruvian maintenance personnel



Hospitalia International, a partly owned subsidiary of Siemens, supplies Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, with electromedical and X-Ray equipment, an electron microscope and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities



Siemens upgrades a Peruvian cement factory with electrical equipment


ENTEL awards Siemens a contract to supply and install an international switching system in EWSD technology



As part of the reorganization of the company’s activities in South America, the four Andes countries – Colombia, Equador, Venezuela and Peru – are bundled into the Economic Region Andina



A sales company, Siemens S.A., Lima, is founded in Peru



A consortium consisting of Siemens and the Spanish company Abengóa S.A. receive an order for the turnkey construction of gas turbine power plant Ventanilla on the outskirts of Lima



Siemens is awarded major orders for the modernization of Peruvian cement factories Cermentos Lima, Cemento Andino und Cemento Pacasmayo



A contract is signed between the telephone company Telefónica del Perú and Siemens for the supply of Hicom switching equipment



Siemens receives an order to install a Somatom Sensation CT cardioscanner for RESOMASA, being the first of its kind in the Andes region



Expansion of the Ventanilla Thermal Power Plant to close the cycles



Siemens Peru becomes the Center of Competence for the sub-region Pacifico (Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia)



Siemens wins order from “Consorcio Tren Eléctrico Lima“ (CTEL) for the extension of Lima’s metro line Tren Urbano



Opening of the Service Center of Energy in Lurin



The Marcona Wind Power Plant with a total capacity of 32.1 MW begins operation; this is Siemens‘ first wind project in Peru