Siemens is the largest engineering conglomerate in Europe. It is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It has three main areas of business. Its industry sector helps industry and infrastructure customers to increase their economic and environmental competitiveness; its energy sector offers products and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy; and its healthcare sector offers products and solutions from prevention and early detection to diagnosis to treatment and aftercare. Siemens was founded by Werner von Siemens in 1847. His company revolutionized the sending of telegraphs and was responsible for the world’s first electric street lighting. Today, the company employs nearly half-a-million people in over 190 countries. It brings in operating revenues of $100 billion.