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Hablar de la empresa Siemens es hablar de una multinacional que ofrece una gran variedad de productos y servicios en áreas tan dispares como industria, medicina, comunicaciones, etc. Sin duda, una de las marcas mas conocidas a nivel mundial. Y este, es el responsable que ello sea una realidad.
Aquí la historia:
Y esta es su biografía (en inglés)
Werner von Siemens
Werner Siemens – the “von” was added in 1888 – lived in an age marked by
revolutionary change in all spheres of life. The process of industrialization began during
his youth, accelerating around the middle of the century, and in just a few decades
Germany rose to become one of the world’s leading industrial nations. The
developments of the time on the one hand provided the right conditions for the growth
of Siemens & Halske and on the other were decisively influenced by the work of
Werner von Siemens and economic activity of the company he founded.
Werner von Siemens was born on December 13, 1816, the fourth of 14 children of a
tenant farmer in Lenthe near Hanover. The family’s tight financial situation precluded
the formal schooling appropriate to upper middle-class ambitions, so that Werner von
Siemens left “Gymnasium” without taking the final exams in 1834, in order to gain
access to engineering training by joining the Prussian army. His three-year training at
the artillery and engineering school in Berlin created a solid basis for his future work in
the electrical engineering field.
The army was particularly interested in rapid, reliable communication. In 1847 Werner
von Siemens constructed a pointer telegraph, which was absolutely reliable and far
superior to previous equipment. This laid the foundation for the “Siemens & Halske
Telegraph Construction Company that Werner von Siemens founded jointly with the
master mechanic Johann Georg Halske in Berlin on October 1, 1847. In 1849 he left
the army in order to devote himself to the company.
Within a few decades, Siemens & Halske advanced from a small precision engineering
workshop, which made electrically triggered railroad warning bells, water meters and
seamless insulation with guttapercha in addition to the electric telegraphs that were its
main product, to one of the world’s leading electrical firms, which began operating
internationally very soon after its foundation. By the summer of 1848, Siemens &
Halske had already received its first large and highly prestigious state contract for the
building of a telegraph line over 500 km long between Berlin and Frankfurt am Main.