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Siemens could pull investment if UK leaves EU

By Rob Virtue on December 9, 2013 10:56 AM |

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Docklands-based firm Siemens UK has threatened to stop investing in UK factories if David Cameron pulls the country out of the European Union.

The German owned firm, which employs 13,000 people in Britain, said leaving the EU would be "disastrous" for manufacturers on these shores.

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A shining example of sustainability in the Royal Docks has attracted its 50,000th visitor.

Wharfinger: Siemens links to London

By Giles Broadbent on September 27, 2012 11:32 AM |

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German company Siemens, which has opened the Crystal on the Royal Docks, is no stranger to these shores.

In 1843, 19-year-old engineer William Siemens, pictured in later life, left Hamburg for the UK with a patent for an electro plating process and to expand the family business.

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An advert now labels the cable car a legacy item. "Thanks to the Games," it reads, "you can now fly across the Thames and see London in a whole new light." This is part of a series of adverts branded "Gift of the Games."

Now, one could quibble, if one were so minded, over the direct correlation of the Emirates Air Line and the Olympic Games.

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The Crystal, flagship of the Green Enterprise District of east London, opened its doors yesterday welcoming guests from around the world to the "global knowledge hub".

The distinctive building at one of end of the Royal Docks and serviced, in part, by the cable car, represents an investment of £30million by Siemens.

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