From a small back building workshop in Berlin to a global firm - there are few industrial corporations that can look back on such a long history of success as we can. Through this website, we invite you to take a fascinating trip through nearly 170 years of Siemens history.
1915 – Electrification of Europe’s northernmost railway line completed
Sweden is rich in mineral resources. Its northern Norrbotten County has massive deposits of iron ore that began to be mined toward the end of the 19th century. The ore mined in the Kiruna district has been transported by rail to Norway’s Atlantic coast for shipping since 1902. At the beginning of the 1910s, Siemens electrified the Kiruna–Riksgränsen rail line – and industrial iron ore mining could begin. more
Important note: The Siemens Historical Institute is moving.
The Siemens Historical Institute is moving to Siemensstadt-Berlin. Due to the preparations for the move, we can no longer respond to inquiries addressed to Corporate Archives. In addition, the archives will be closed until January 2017. Until then, neither visits nor research will be possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.