Our history in Portugal

From the first business contacts to a global technology powerhouse

Milestones of business development

2022

Siemens Portugal Group now has more than 3,000 employees and keeps adding talent to the team, thereby reflecting the growth of activities in the domestic market, but above all in exports.

2021

Siemens won the tender for the energy storage and microgrid management project for Terceira, Azores islands, launched by Electricidade dos Açores.

2020

Implementation of a centralized technical management, fire alarm, security and surveillance platform for the new Botton – Champalimaud Pancreatic Cancer Center. 

 

2019

Inauguration of i-Experience Center 4.0 and Solutions & Service Center at Siemens' facilities in Porto to promote the development of new solutions and technologies for the industry and building sector.

 

2018

Supply and commissioning of drive, control, monitoring and communication systems for the first tissue paper production unit of The Navigator Company, which is a major player in the international pulp and paper market.

 

2017

Participation in the Data Center of REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, located in Riba de Ave, supplying technology for switching and transformer substation, as well as LV and MV switchgear, Centralized Technical Management system, among others. 

 

2016

Development of the energy storage InovGrid Project in Évora, in partnership with EDP Distribuição, operator of the energy distribution grid.

 

2015

Completion of the world's largest reversible hydropower plant – Frades II – located in northern Portugal.
 

Intervention in the Port of Sines, national leader in moving cargo, using solutions from the Cranes Engineering Hub, a Competence Center of Siemens Portugal.

 

2014 

Supply of the power grid, automation, signaling and telecommunication systems for the railway of the Nacala Corridor project in Mozambique, one of the largest rail freight lines in East Africa.

 

2013

Siemens has a total of 12 Competence Centers dedicated to the energy, infrastructure and healthcare sectors and to shared services (human resources, procurement, financing, etc.).

 

2011

Siemens, together with Voith Hydro, wins an order to deliver the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Venda Nova III hydro power plant in the Northwest of Portugal.

2010

As part of the Portuguese program to promote electromobility (MOBI.E), Siemens receives major order from INTELLI for 100 charging points.

 

2009

Siemens forms joint venture with maintenance company EMEF, a subsidiary of Portugal’s national railway company, for the maintenance of Siemens locomotives in Portugal.

 

2007
Temporary terminal solution “Capacity Plus” is installed at the Lisbon Airport in the record time of four months.

 

2004

Portuguese state railway Comboios de Portugal (CP) awards contract to Siemens to deliver 15 electric locomotives.

 

2001

Siemens is named main supplier for the UMTS network of TMN, the Portuguese mobile network operator TMN.

1999

Portugal’s first combined cycle power plant, Tapada do Outeiro, is commissioned.

 

1990

Siemens delivers 42 electric multiple units to the Portuguese national railway.

 

1989

A new administrative office is set up outside of Lisbon.

 

1972

All Siemens activities in Portugal are combined and the Regional Company renamed Siemens SARL.

 

1970

A manufacturing facility for communications equipment is constructed in Evora.

 

1963

The Osram production facility is spun off from ENAE and renamed MOTRA Equipamentos Eléctricos.

 

1961

SSW and Osram acquire ENAE factory for producing transformers, motors and light sources.

 

1955

Siemens is involved in the installation of an electrical system for the Portuguese railway.

1936

A diesel power plant built by Siemens and operated by Companhia Uniao Fabril of Lisbon goes into operation.

 

1931

An order is received for a long-distance telephone exchange in Lisbon.

 

1931
SCE is reorganized as a stock corporation.

 

1922
Siemens Companhia de Electricidade Lda. (SCE) is founded in Lisbon to represent Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW).

 

1905

The Portuguese Siemens-Schuckertwerke Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft mbH is founded in Berlin, with a regional office in Lisbon.

 

1895

Siemens and Halske (S&H) opens a Technical Bureau for Spain and Portugal in Madrid.

 

1862
First business contacts in Portugal.