The history of Siemens in China dates back to 1872, when the company delivered the first pointer telegraph to China. For more than 130 years, Siemens has been active in the country, where it holds leading positions in the company’s three sectors: Industry, Energy and Healthcare. Over the years, Siemens has become an integral part of the Chinese economy and a reliable, committed and trustworthy partner of China. By applying a wide array of Environmental Portfolio and innovative solutions in the cooperation with the local partners, Siemens is committed to contributing to the sustainable development of China. In fiscal 2009 (October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009), sales of Siemens in China amounted to EUR 5.2 billion and new orders totaled EUR 5.5 billion, growing by 7% and 1% respectively compared with fiscal 2008. With a workforce of over 43,000, Siemens is one of the largest foreign-invested employers in the country.