Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: SI), or simply Siemens AG is a German industrial group, the largest in Europe and one of the world's largest. Its main offices are located in Germany, in the cities of Berlin, Munich and Erlangen. The company has a total of 15 divisions and operates mainly in three areas: automation, scanning and electrification.
Worldwide, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ more than 360.000 people in 190 countries and its revenue was approximately 76 billion euros in 2013. Siemens AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1897 and is also listed on New York Stock Exchange since March 12, 2001.
Siemens started its activity on October 12, 1847, in the back of a building in Berlin. At first, the company manufactured telecommunications equipment, mainly telegraphs, and was diversifying its operations over the years. Currently, the company is also in the areas of electrical equipment, surveillance systems, software, energy sector infrastructure (solar panels, generators, wind turbines, turbines, etc.), public transport (trains and construction yards), hospital equipment, automation industrial, financial services, home appliances, auto parts (Siemens VDO), among others.
Siemens is positioned along the electrification of the value chain with a strong expertise in automation and digitization to help its customers increased efficiency and value creation.