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The wide world of Siemens history

On our History News site, we regularly report on anniversaries, key innovations and projects as well as interesting publications regarding the history of Siemens. We hope you'll find the site interesting and informative!

Halfway around the world in 28 minutes – Building the Indo-European Telegraph Line 150 years ago

Several days – that’s how long it took back in the 19th century for news to travel from England, the heartland of the superpower of the day, to its most important colony, India. So when a message from London first reached Calcutta in “only” 28 minutes, it was a world sensation. That a telegram could be transmitted at all across the 11,000 kilometers between the two points was due in large part to Siemens, and became the foundation of the company’s international reputation.

Springboard to Asia – Siemens and Singapore: Partners for 110 years

Siemens and Singapore are bound by a partnership lasting more than 100 years that is based on trust, innovation and looking to the future. The Southeast Asian metropolis is considered one of the most modern countries in the world – and Siemens has played an important role in that.

On track – Siemens presents the world's first electric railway

Visitors to the Berlin Trade Fair could scarcely believe their eyes when a locomotive passed by as if moved along its track by an unseen hand, without smoke or steam. What they didn’t know was that they were witnessing the birth of one of the most important technical innovations of the 19th century, the electric railway, which in its various forms as tram, subway or high-speed train was to dominate the future of public transport.

Company History in Focus

What do we stand for? What makes us special? How do we plan to achieve long-range success? Whoever understands their heritage and history are the only ones that can achieve success today and shape their own destinies tomorrow. Dive into individual moments in our history and discover more.