Siemens History

From a small workshop in a back courtyard in Berlin to a global corporation: Few industrial companies can look back on such a long, successful history as Siemens can.

Experiencing our heritage first-hand

Siemens has played an impressive role in shaping the technological evolution of Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Come join us on a trip through Siemens history! Here you can find information on how our company has developed over the years and how Siemens’ technological milestones have revolutionized a broad range of industries. Learn more about the people who made our history. Discover our country profiles and History News and get an overview of our work at the Siemens Historical Institute.

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Siemens Historical Institute 

The Siemens Historical Institute has the task of documenting the diverse history of our technology company, founded in Berlin in 1847, as well as researching that history and making it accessible to a broad target audience. We work with well-known partners from academia and practical research to present the company’s economic, technical, and social development. By bridging the gap between the past, the present and the future we help heightening the company’s profile.

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