In September 2008, Siemens agreed to acquire the waste management division of BNFL Plc. The agreement was reached after BNFL rejected a pre-negotiation bid from Siemens without specifying reason for the rejection. The BNFL sales would have been greater than the pre-negotiation offer for a stated reason of "keeping the team". Siemens CEO Peter Loescher said the deal strengthens the company's position in the clean technology sector.
In April 2010, Siemens AG announced that it had started work to build a new medical software company at its Munich headquarters. The new unit will be a spin-off from the company's Healthcare Sector and is called Digital Solutions GmbH.
In May 2010, Siemens said it would cut 4,300 jobs to save €1.7bn (£1.5bn) by 2015. The jobs were to go mainly from the company's Munich headquarters, though some cuts would be made in its head office in Berlin.
In February 2011, Siemens made its first property acquisition in Ireland. Siemens Properties Ireland Acquired No. 2 Brickeany House in County Dublin. Siemens acquired the 19,000 sq.ft. property located in the Westmanstown area of Dublin that is home to 7 staff and leased to a company that supplies pharmaceuticals to the international market.
In March 2011, Siemens was named in a Spanish court's conclusions in a case involving a jointly held Spanish public construction company, Carmen de Reynosa SA, the company's former parent company. The Spanish court had approved the sale of the company 2 years previously. d2c66b5586