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.
October 4, 1929 – World’s longest aerial cableway opened on Table Mountain in Cape Town
Rising more than 1,000 meters right in the middle of Cape Town, Table Mountain dominates the city’s silhouette and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa. Since 1929, when the first aerial cableway to the summit was completed, visitors have been able to travel to the top in only a few minutes. The electrical equipment for the tramway was provided by Siemens-Schuckertwerke. More than 20,000 people visited the new attraction in the first three months after its opening. 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.