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.
March 3, 1829 – Carl von Siemens is born in Mecklenburg
Carl von Siemens was instrumental in turning the Berlin Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske into a global company in the second half of the 19th century. The younger brother of Werner von Siemens achieved his greatest successes in Russia, where early in his career he developed the primary engine of growth for the entire company – the international business of Siemens & Halske. Beginning in 1869, he played a key role in the construction of the Indo-European Telegraph Line and the laying of a transatlantic cable. It was with full justification that William Siemens called his younger brother right from his early years with the company the “best industrialist of us all.” more
Due to construction and remodeling work at company headquarters in Munich, the company archives will be accessible for research purposes on a limited basis.