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.
February 2, 1899 – First Siemens & Halske trademark registered in Berlin.
In the 19th century, the sales strategies of many industrial companies were still based on the idea that high product quality was enough to ensure demand. True to his motto "publicity through performance," Werner von Siemens rejected every form of advertising as disreputable. He likewise assigned no particular importance to the visual consistency of Siemens & Halske's corporate image. It was not until several years after his death that the first Siemens trademark was developed. more
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.