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Siemens Mobility

Siemens Transportation Systems GmbH[1]
PredecessorSiemens AG
FounderWerner Von Siemens
Area served
Key people
  • Michael Peter
  • Sabrina Soussan[2]
RevenueEUR8.8 billion (Financial year 2018)[3]
OwnerSiemens AG 100%[1]
Number of employees
34,200 (2017)[3]
ParentSiemens AG[1]
  • Mobility Management
  • Rail Electrification
  • Rolling Stock
  • Customer Services[3] Edit this on Wikidata

Siemens Mobility, also known as Siemens Transportation Systems is a separately-managed company of Siemens AG, arising from a corporate restructuring effective 1 August 2018. With its global headquarters 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, such as the world's first electric train in 1879, when Siemens & Halske unveiled a train in which power was supplied through the rails, and the world's first electric tram in 1881, 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 as 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]

On November 2012, Siemens acquired Invensys Rail for 1.7 billion pounds sterling.[7]

On 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]

On September 2017, Siemens AG announced a proposal to merge its transportation division, Mobility, 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 $18 billion U.S. in revenue and would employ 62,300 people in more than 60 countries.[10] Seen as a measure to counter the rise of China's CRRC with support from both the French and German governments.[11]

During Innotrans in September 2018, Siemens Mobility unveiled the world 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)[12] was introduced. It is the world's first EBA-certified unidirectional gateway safety assessment, that enables 100% secure connectivity[13] of new and existing safety critical systems, up to Safety integrity level (SIL) 4,[14] to provide data analytics and other cloud hosted digital services.[15]

On February 2019, the European Commission prohibited the planned merger with Alstom.[16]

Key Locations

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
Krefeld Germany Rolling Stock Locomotives: Velaro
Trams: Avenio and Combino
Louisville, Kentucky United States Mobility Management AREMA Rail Technology [17]
Poole United Kingdom Mobility Management Rail Technology & Communication equipment [17][20]
Madrid Spain Mobility Management Rail Technology
Melbourne Australia Mobility Management
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


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


Commuter Rail


  • SMT TRANSRAPID(Shanghai MAGLEV Train/Transrapid

See also



  1. ^ a b c d "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 2017.
  4. ^ "Siemens Mobility is on-track".
  5. ^ "China claims train blue riband with Maglev".
  6. ^ "China Maglev".
  7. ^ "Siemens acquuires Invensys Rail" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Siemens acquuires Hacon".
  9. ^ "Siemens and Alstom join forces to create a European Champion in Mobility". Siemens. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Briginshaw, David (1 November 2017). "Will the Siemens Alstom merger live up to expectations?". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Chassany, Anne-Sylvaine (26 September 2017). "France backs Alstom-Siemens train deal". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Siemens at Innotras 2018 digital solutions".
  13. ^ a b "Hardware enforced Cybersecurity".
  14. ^ "Siemens Data Capture Unit enables digital services".
  15. ^ "Innotras 2018 highlights".
  16. ^ "Mergers: Commission prohibits Siemens' proposed acquisition of Alstom".
  17. ^ a b c "Siemens Mobility Management: Rethinking Rail & Road. Expand. Optimize. Integrate" (PDF). Siemens Mobility. 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Siemens Moving California Fact Sheet" (PDF) (Press release). Siemens Mobility. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Siemens Mobility Plant Krefeld-Uerdingen" (PDF). Siemens Mobility. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Slade, Darren (6 September 2016). "Pictures: 50 years of Siemens in Poole (it's where the bar code was invented)". Daily Echo. Bournemouth. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Siemens Data Analytics services".

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