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.
October 12, 1847 – Founding of the “Siemens & Halske Telegraph Construction Company,” which later became Siemens AG
In the age of e-mail, SMS texting and twitter, it is hard to image that a fast and reliable way to transmit messages was one of the central questions of the 19 th century. Werner von Siemens recognized this challenge and focused his physics experiments and studies on electrical telegraphy, starting in the mid-1840s. His efforts were successful. For nearly 170 years, the Siemens name has stood for innovative products and solutions. 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.