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Published on May 8, 2023

Siemens & Halske

The audio play gives you an idea of how this treatment may have been for Friedrich.
The audio play gives you an idea of how this treatment may have been for Friedrich.
RGS-Werkstatt Schlossplatz Erlangen

Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall

1893 - With increasing success and the steadily growing workforce, the building on Schlossplatz became too small. In 1893, they were able to move into the new factory building on what were then the outskirts of Erlangen. Where machines once hummed the Medmuseum is located today.


Dessauer was still a teenager when he built his first X-ray device. Discover the whole story.
Dessauer was still a teenager when he built his first X-ray device. Discover the whole story.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

World War I

<p><strong id="isPasted">1925</strong> - Following a series of failed speculative investments and poor strategic decisions during the period of high inflation, RGS had amassed debts of some 6 million gold marks. So RGS needed a financially sound investor and offered the company to Siemens &amp; Halske. On January 1, 1925, RGS was taken over by the Berlin-based company but initially maintained its status as an independent stock corporation.<br><br><strong id="isPasted">1932/33</strong> – The merger was also completed from a structural perspective with the founding of Siemens-Reiniger-Werke (SRW). The manufacturing was concentrated in Erlangen.</p>
Fusionsvertrag S&H und RGS

World War II

ICR 1950

Back on the world stage 

Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) visits the booth of SRW at the ICR in London 

Scene from the movie "75 Jahre Elektromedizin in Erlangen", 1952 

<p id="isPasted"><strong>1964&nbsp;</strong>– The SRW headquarters got a new look! For the next 50 years, the central administration of SRW was located in this impressive high-rise building with adjacent showroom.<br><br><strong>1966</strong> - Rapid technological progress in the expanding global market called for regular restructuring measures. The founding of Siemens AG in 1966 brought together S&amp;H, Siemens-Schuckertwerke, and SRW as a single legal entity. Within Siemens AG SRW was known as Wernerwerk für Medizinische Technik from then on. In 1969, this became the Medical Technology Division (UB Med).</p>
Verwaltungshochhaus der SRW in Erlangen

In the Middle Kingdom

1983 - Medical technology from Siemens has been used in China since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1983, Siemens set up an overseas branch in China. Increasingly close business relations between Siemens and China led to the publication of the first Chinese edition of Electromedica, Siemens’ medical customer journal, in 1985.

Siemens Labordiagnostik

Everything under one roof

<p>At the financial statement press conference in May 2014, the president and CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser, announced plans to establish the medical technology division as an independent company. The aim was to achieve greater flexibility. Siemens Healthcare GmbH was founded on May 1, 2015, and the new “Siemens Healthineers” brand was presented a year later.</p>
Siemens Healthineers Hauptversammlung
Siemens Healthineers Börsengang, 2018

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Siemens Healthineers Hauptversammlung 2019

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