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History News, December 15, 2017

Innovations that make a difference - From the pointer telegraph to MindSphere

Experiencing history first-hand


Siemens has played an impressive role in shaping the technological evolution of Germany, Europe and the whole world. Come join us on a trip through Siemens history. Here are nine chapters of our exciting, ever-changing evolution as a company. Explore the innovative technologies that made Siemens the company it is today. Get to know the people who made our history. Our country profiles show that Siemens has always been an international firm. The site is rounded out with current History News and an overview of our work at the Siemens Historical Institute.

Our History Features

The foreground needs a background

Only those who are aware of their own background and development, their key milestones and special characteristics, can manage the present and shape the future successfully.


Siemens after 170 years of history

Playing an active role in shaping the future has always been the goal of every head of the company, from Werner von Siemens to Joe Kaeser. Over the course of 170 years, that ambition has turned the 10-man operation at Schöneberger Strasse 19 in Berlin into a great international corporation.

How does Siemens differ from so many other companies? The answer: Siemens has always been innovative, customer-oriented, quality-driven, international, responsible, able to withstand crises, and able to change. These traits have kept it strong and unique, in good times and bad. Join us on an exciting journey through our company's history.


Experience what has made Siemens the world-class company it is today.

Siemens Historical Institute

The Siemens Historical Institute has the task of documenting the diverse history of our technology company, founded in Berlin in 1847, as well as researching that history and making it accessible to a broad target audience. We work with well-known partners from academia and practical research to present the company’s economic, technical, and social development.  By bridging the gap between the past, the present and the future we help heightening the company’s profile.

The only way to master the present and shape the future is to know one’s own past.


Our History News

Highlights from 170 years of Siemens history

Learn about selected events from the company’s history in our History News, which we’re continually expanding for you.