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.
What we offer

Experiencing history first-hand

  Siemens has played an impressive role in shaping the technological evolution of Germany, Europe and the whole world. Come join us on a trip through Siemens history. Here are nine chapters of our exciting, ever-changing evolution as a company. Explore the innovative technologies that made Siemens the company it is today. Get to know the people who made our history. Our country profiles show that Siemens has always been an international firm. The site is rounded out with current History News and an overview of our work at the Siemens Historical Institute.
In focus

History News

Only those who are aware of their own background and development, their key milestones and special characteristics, can manage the present and shape the future successfully.

History Features

Our team

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.
Our fields of activity

Our tasks and our goals

We work with well-known partners from academia and in practical research to present the company’s economic, technical and social development, ­portraying it consistently with the highest scholarly standards. Our work therefore concentrates on three general areas of activity.