A publicly traded German electronics and industrial engineering conglomerate. The company focuses on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.
In March 2018, Siemens and the state-owned Israel Railways signed a USD 917 million contract for the delivery of 60 Desiro HC regional train sets, total of 330 electric train cars, over a period of ten years. The order includes the maintenance of the first 24 trains over a period of 15 years, the construction of a maintenance workshop in Ashkelon, and further options for maintenance. According to Israel Railways sources, the trains will operate in the Tel Aviv Jerusalem Fast Train (A1). The A1 train route crosses the Green Line into the occupied West Bank in two areas, using occupied Palestinian land, some of it privately owned, for an Israeli transportation project aimed exclusively for Israelis. In December 2021, the Siemens train cars came into use in the A1 train route.
In 2009, 2010 and 2015, Who Profits team documented Siemens traffic control systems on Road 5 and Road 443 in the occupied West Bank, as part of an Israeli road system on which Palestinians are forbidden from travelling. Siemens traffic control systems were also documented on Road 1 at the entrance to the Mishor Adumim settlement industrial zone.
In 2015, Who Profits team documented traffic lights system on road 443 by Siemens’ exclusive Israeli representative in the field of traffic control, RS Industries. In 2014, RS Industries also won a Jerusalem Municipality tender for the provision of maintenance services to the traffic control systems in two tunnels located beyond the Green line: Levi Eshkol tunnel on Road 60 and Har HaTzofim tunnels on Har HaTzofim Road.
Through its Israeli representative, Orad Group, the company provided equipment and technology to Israel Prison Service (IPS). In 2004, Orad provided a Siemens technology-based perimeter security system to Gilboa prison, a detention center within Israel, designated for Palestinian political prisoners. Between the years 2012-2017, Orad also supplied maintenance services for a Siemens fire detection and extinguishing system in the Israeli Prison Service facilities’.