History

The Company

Anyone who deals with Siemens' history becomes a witness to exciting developments. This global pioneer in electrical engi­neering began as a simple startup. Today, 170 years later, the 10-man business that once operated at Schöneberger Strasse 19 in Berlin is a global giant that has served as a major innovation and technology force over the years ...come with us on a thrilling trip through time.


1847-1865

The company's founding and initial expansion.

1866-1896

Triumph of high-voltage engineering and major international projects.

1897-1918

Growth through consolidation and partnerships.

1919-1932

Streamlining the company and returning to the global market.

1933-1945

National Socialism and the war economy.

1945-1966

Rebuilding and rise to a worldwide corporation.

1966-1988

New markets and business lines.

1989-2006

New paths in a time of crisis.

2007-2018

Defining digitalisation.


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