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Siemens Mobility GmbH
Founded1989 (Siemens Traffic Technology division)
1 August 2018 (restructured)
FounderWerner von Siemens
Area served
Key people
  • Michael Peter[2]
Revenue€8.8 billion (Financial year 2018)[3]
Number of employees
34,200 (2017)[3]
  • Mobility Management
  • Rail Electrification
  • Rolling Stock
  • Customer Services[3] Edit this at Wikidata

Siemens Mobility is a separately-managed company of Siemens, arising from a corporate restructuring effective 1 August 2018. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens Mobility has four core business units: Mobility Management, dedicated to rail technology and intelligent traffic systems, Railway Electrification, Rolling Stock, and Customer Services.[3]


Innovations from the late 19th century, such as the world's first electric train, when Siemens & Halske unveiled a train in which power was supplied through the rails, and the world's first electric tram, with the implementation of 2.5-kilometer-long electric tramway located in Berlin, built at the company's own expense, cemented the use of electric power in transportation systems.

In the following years, inventions such as the first electric trolleybus, mine locomotives, and the first underground railway in continental Europe (in Budapest), set the path from trams and subways to today's high-speed trains.[4]

Siemens, alongside ThyssenKrupp and Transrapid International, was part of the German consortium that built the Shanghai Maglev, inaugurated in 2002 by the German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, and the Chinese premier, Zhu Rongji.[5] It was the world's first commercial high-speed magnetic levitation train, which holds the title of the fastest commercial service, travelling up to 430 km/h.[6]

In November 2012, Siemens acquired Invensys Rail for £1.7 billion.[7]

In July 2017, Siemens confirmed it had taken over Hannover-based software company HaCon, to be managed as a separate legal entity. The financial details were not disclosed.[8]

In September 2017, Siemens announced a proposal to merge its transportation division with Alstom, with the objective of creating "a new European champion in the rail industry".[9] The combined rail business, to be named Siemens Alstom and headquartered in Paris, would have had $18 billion U.S. in revenue and employed 62,300 people in more than 60 countries.[10] It was seen as a measure to counter the rise of China's CRRC with support from both the French and German governments.[11] However, in February 2019, the European Commission refused permission for the merger to proceed.[12]

During Innotrans in September 2018, Siemens Mobility unveiled the world's first driverless tram in Berlin, the result of a joint research and development project with ViP Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam, on a six-kilometre section of the tram network in Potsdam, Germany. At the same time, the Data Capture Unit (DCU)[13] was introduced. It is the world's first EBA-certified unidirectional gateway safety assessment, that enables 100% secure connectivity[14] of new and existing safety critical systems, up to Safety integrity level (SIL) 4,[15] to provide data analytics and other cloud hosted digital services.[16]

Key Locations[edit]

City Country Image Business Unit Products Refs
Braunschweig Germany Braunschweig Siemens Mobility.jpg Mobility Management Cenelec Rail Technology & IT / OT Security [17]
Berlin Germany Mobility Management
Sacramento, California United States Rolling Stock Locomotives: Sprinter and Charger
Light rail vehicles
Viaggio Venture
Goole United Kingdom Rolling Stock Deep tube for London
Krefeld Germany Rolling Stock EMU and DMU: Velaro, Desiro and Mireo [20]
Louisville, Kentucky United States Mobility Management AREMA Rail Technology [17]
Paris France Mobility Management Siemens Mobility France (former Matra Transport)
Poole United Kingdom Mobility Management Rail Technology & Communication equipment [17][21]
Madrid Spain Mobility Management Rail Technology
Melbourne Australia Mobility Management
Munich Germany Rolling Stock Locomotives: Vectron
Erlangen Germany Siemens-Verwaltung in Erlangen 2014 "Himbeerpalast".JPG Rail Electrification

Customer Services

Digital Services, Electrification AC & DC components
New York United States Image-Grand central Station Outside Night 2.jpg Mobility Management

Customer Services

Rail technology
Digital Services
Warsaw Poland Mobility Regional Management

Rolling Stock

Vienna Austria Rolling Stock Metro: Inspiro and New Tube for London
Trams: Avenio
Viaggio Comfort
Lincoln United Kingdom Rolling Stock Bogie Service Centre
Class 374 Velaro Eurostar e320
Desiro EMU/DMU


A Maglev train coming out Pudong International Airport, Shanghai

Digital Services


Siemens Secure Cloud Gateway - Data Capture Unit v1.0


Passenger coaches

Light Rail/Trams

People Mover


Maglev Trains

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "IG Metall dialog on Siemens Mobility GmbH".
  2. ^ a b "Peter and Soussan to head Siemens Mobility Division".
  3. ^ a b c d e N, N. "Siemens Company Presentation" (PDF). Press - Siemens Global Website. Siemens AG. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Siemens Mobility is on-track".
  5. ^ "China claims train blue riband with Maglev".
  6. ^ "China Maglev".
  7. ^ "Siemens acquuires Invensys Rail" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Siemens acquuires Hacon".
  9. ^ "Siemens and Alstom join forces to create a European Champion in Mobility". Siemens. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  10. ^ Briginshaw, David (1 November 2017). "Will the Siemens Alstom merger live up to expectations?". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  11. ^ Chassany, Anne-Sylvaine (26 September 2017). "France backs Alstom-Siemens train deal". Financial Times. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Mergers: Commission prohibits Siemens' proposed acquisition of Alstom".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Siemens at Innotras 2018 digital solutions".
  14. ^ a b "Hardware enforced Cybersecurity".
  15. ^ "Siemens Data Capture Unit enables digital services".
  16. ^ "Innotras 2018 highlights".
  17. ^ a b c "Siemens Mobility Management: Rethinking Rail & Road. Expand. Optimize. Integrate" (PDF). Siemens Mobility. 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Siemens Moving California Fact Sheet" (PDF) (Press release). Siemens Mobility. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  19. ^ Anderson, Mark (29 January 2021). "Siemens Mobility to expand train repair depot at McClellan, add jobs". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Siemens Mobility Plant Krefeld-Uerdingen" (PDF). Siemens Mobility. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  21. ^ Slade, Darren (6 September 2016). "Pictures: 50 years of Siemens in Poole (it's where the bar code was invented)". Daily Echo. Bournemouth. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  22. ^ Siemens, Silke Thomson-Pottebohm (26 November 2018). "Siemens £8m bogie facility in Lincoln now open". Siemens. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  23. ^ "Siemens Data Analytics services".

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