Siemens was established in 1847 by Werner von Siemens and
begun its existence as Telegraphenbauanstalt von Siemens & Halske
in a small workshop making telegraph equipment and warning bells for trains.
From day one, Siemens were growing and growing with every new invention.
In 1866, Werner von Siemens produced a electric generator powered by
electromagnets, this leads to escalators, street laps, electric railways,
and more to be invented.
In 1892, its founding member Werner Von Siemens past away but the company
kept growing and by the 1920’s Siemens was one of the leading electronic
manufacturing companies in the world.
When the Nazi Party took control of the government of Germany, Siemens
was forced in the war economy which meant increase in demands from the
military and that led to an increase in the work force up to 1944. After
the war, Siemens rebuilt in Germany but was forced to move into different
countries in 1950 and returned to its position it held in the 1920’s
as one of leading electronic manufacturing companies in 1960. In 1966,
Siemens & Halske merged with two other companies: Siemens Schuckertwerke
AG and Siemens-Reiniger-Werke AG to form Siemens AG.
From this date Siemens went from strength to strength developing almost
anything from telephone exchanges to computers. Siemens emergence to the
cellular world was quite slow.
In 1991, the GSM mobile network was released aimed at linking up the
whole of Europe in a wireless network. Siemens waited until 1997 before
releasing their own mobile handset, the S 10.