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 165 years of Siemens history.
May 26, 1965 – Siemens opens “research city for power applications” in Erlangen, Germany
Fifty years ago, Siemens celebrated the opening of what was then Europe’s largest private-sector research laboratory in the field of power engineering. In his welcoming remarks, German Federal Minister for Scientific Research Hans Lenz praised the company’s courage in making such an investment on its own initiative. Over the years, the Erlangen research center has generated a large number of innovations that have made a major contribution to reinforcing the technology company’s world-leading market position. more
Important note: The Siemens Historical Institute is preparing to move.
In 2017, the Siemens Historical Institute will open its doors at a new location in Siemensstadt-Berlin. With preparations for the move already underway, our ability to process inquiries addressed to Corporate Archives is now limited. The archives will be closed from March 2016 until December 2016. During this period, the archives will be unable to accommodate visitors or respond to inquiries.