Siemon History

Since 1903, Siemon has been dedicated to providing the best possible service to their customers. From supplying AT&T in the newly established telecommunications market in the early 1900s, to being one of the worlds largest end-to-end network solution manufacturers, Siemon has never lost its home-grown values and dedication to customer service.

1903

Carl Siemon establishes The Siemon Hard Rubber Company in Bridgeport, CT

1906

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Siemon enters the telecommunications industry with their 3-pole connecting block

1907

Siemon starts to manufacture plastic parts for Magneto-Style telephones

1922

The Siemon Hard Rubber Company officially changes its name to The Siemon Company

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1923

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Siemon acquires Bell Records Corporation and starts making high quality phonograph records

1926

Siemon introduces its 30A connecting block to its line of products

1940

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Siemon manufactures stackable and unbreakable dinnerware for the U.S. Navy

1951

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Siemon creates the Lifetime Dinnerware brand and starts marketing to consumers

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1954

Carl M. Siemon sells the Bridgeport plant and moves headquarters to Watertown, CT

1957

Carl ‘Big Carl’ Siemon takes over as the company’s 3rd generation president

1962

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Carl Siemon purchases initial acreage that would later become a 3k acre farm

1966

Siemon introduces its own brand of the ever-popular S66 connecting block

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1979

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Siemon Electronics is founded on the success of its patented connecting block technology

1982

Carl N. Siemon takes over as the company’s 4th generation president

1991

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Siemon opens its first international office in Woking, England

1993

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Siemon releases an angled CT Coupler, one of the industry’s first Cat 5 products

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1994

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Siemon rolls out the Certified Installer Program and opens its first AP office in Sydney, Australia

1995

Siemon China is established in Beijing

1997

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Siemon is awarded the cabling contract for the world's tallest building at the time—The Petronas Towers

1998

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Siemon is first to market with a Category 6 compliant connectivity system

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1999

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The Global Project Services division of Siemon is launched to provide global cabling services

2002

Siemon expands its global footprint by opening offices in Mexico, France, Germany and Italy

2003

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Siemon celebrates its 100th anniversary and introduces the 10G ip™ system for Data Centers

2004

Siemon launches the BladePatch® RJ45 patch cord with patented push-pull technology

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2006

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Siemon debuts their TERA® IEC Category 7A/Class FAstandard line of cables

2008

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Siemon Interconnect Solutions is created to provide customized innovations to the OEM market

2009

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Siemon launches Z-MAX® Cat 6A cabling system

2010

Siemon announces new ConvergeIT™ Cabling Solutions for Intelligent Buildings

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2011

2011-versapod

Siemon unveils its first data center cabinet, the VersaPOD®with Zero-U space capability

2012

Siemon announces they offset their total global carbon emissions by 179%

2013

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Siemon’s LC BladePatch®revolutionizes high-density fiber patching

2014

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Siemon is named one of the most promising Cisco Solution Providers

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2015

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Siemon launches WheelHouse®Data Center and LightHouse™ Fiber solutions

2016

Siemon acquires Gigaduct Fiber Containment System for data centers

Siemon Innovation in R&D

With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling and ISO 9001 world class manufacturing, Siemon invests heavily in
research and development, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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Siemon’s Commitment

to the environment And Social Responsibility

Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability

While some may sit back and rest on their accolades, the Siemon Company is still a committed driving force in support of environmental policies and conservation. Siemon's ongoing environmental stewardship initiatives include the following milestones:

  • Clean solar energy via 15,600 sq. ft. solar power plant at corporate manufacturing campus
  • Zero landfill status with 99% of manufacturing waste recycled or repurposed
  • A 179% carbon negative footprint achieved across all global operations
  • Siemon owns and operates Branch Hill Farm with 3,000 acres of preserved forest land
  • Recipient of the 2013 EPA Environmental Merit Award
  • 14-acre Steele Brook Greenway granted to the town of Watertown, CT
  • RoHS compliance and ISO 14001 certification

Learn more about our environmental stewardship

Environmental Management

The Siemon Company ensures implementation of environmental policies through a global environmental management system which has been certified to ISO 14001 standards. ISO 14001 is a continual environment management process consisting of planning, implementation, control and management.

Doing Our Part

Not only is Siemon committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible and ethical manner, the company also recognizes its responsibility to contribute positively to the communities and the world in which it operates. Through generous scholarships and financial contributions to a variety of youth organizations, educational programs, community initiatives and charities around the world, Siemon’s long standing commitment to social responsibility is actively cultivated in a spirit of giving that is present throughout the Siemon organization.

Siemon’s Yearly Total Carbon Emissions is -7432.46 Metric Tons!
That’s the Equivalent of Taking 1,581.3 Cars Off the Road Every Year!

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