Key moments, important decisions, major anniversaries. Stories from our history make it come to life.
The wide world of Siemens history
On our Stories site, we regularly report on anniversaries, key innovations and projects as well as interesting publications regarding the history of Siemens. We hope you'll find the site interesting and informative!
75 Years of Hannover Messe. As in the past, Siemens is ready once again to present itself with innovative products and solutions. The fact that this year the Hannover Messe takes place both live and virtually is also reflected in the company's trade fair motto: "Let's combine real and digital worlds for a sustainable tomorrow." Join us on an exciting trip back across seven and a half decades of trade show history, and see how the face of Siemens has changed – from the early days to today.
Changing everyday life with technical innovations and making people's lives better – that's what drove company founder Werner von Siemens. 140 years ago, it got off rather inconspicuously with a retro-fitted horse-drawn carriage. This debut marked the birth of the trolleybus and laid the foundation for a new type of electric mobility for the road. Today, Siemens is continuing along this path: Since 2014, Siemens has been building test tracks for trucks that draw their power from overhead contact wires. The eHighway represents a first step toward the electric freight transport of the future and a completely new area of applications for overhead wires.
Press work at Siemens dates back to the last third of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, however, it became clear that press work – which had been carried out until then by various departments within the company – needed to be reorganized. To put an end to the “dis-persion” of press work, a Circular was issued 120 years ago on February 8, 1902, announcing the establishment of a Central Press Office. A good 90 years later, this department – which was now called the Corporate Information Office – became the Corporate Communications Office, known today as Communications (CM).
Stories from the history of Siemens
There is much interesting to tell about the almost 175-year-long history of Siemens. We have collected all our stories for you. Browse through single stories, or apply a thematic filter for a quick overview.
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