New volume of LIFELINES series published: Sir William Siemens
The 170th anniversary of the first Siemens & Halske office in London has given rise to the publication of a biography about William Siemens, who was largely responsible for Siemens’ success in England. He also worked as an independent engineer and entrepreneur. His work embraced fields as diverse as the global telegraph system and innvations in metallurgy.
As part of a communications team that operates worldwide, we have 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 audience. The Siemens Historical Institute bridges the gap between Siemens’ history and its present and future. We reveal the continuity in Siemens’ history, and frankly and transparently point out discontinuities and disruptions. In this way, we also help heighten the company’s profile.