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legal form GmbH (until 1927)
Aktiengesellschaft (from 1927)
founding April 1, 1903
resolution October 1, 1966
Reason for dissolution Merger with Siemens AG
Seat Berlin, from 1949 Erlangen , Germany
management Alfred Berliner (until 1912)
Branch Electrical industry , automobile manufacturers

The company Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) , also shortened to Siemens-Schuckert , was a German company in the electrical industry with production sites in Berlin , Erlangen and Nuremberg . It was founded in 1903 in the legal form of a limited liability company and converted into a stock corporation in 1927. On October 1, 1966, it was incorporated into the newly founded Siemens AG .


Sigmund Schuckert House in Nürnberg-Tafelhof
Partial bond for 500 marks from Siemens-Schuckertwerke GmbH from July 1911

When the heavy current departments of Siemens & Halske and Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft formerly Schuckert & Co. (EAG) were merged, Siemens-Schuckertwerke GmbH was created on April 1, 1903 , with Siemens & Halske AG as the majority shareholder . The first SSW managing director was Alfred Berliner until 1912.

During the Second World War , ammunition for warfare was produced in the plants in Nuremberg. Prisoners of the Flossenbürg concentration camp had to work in the Siemens-Schuckertwerke in the Nuremberg subcamp. Forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners also had to work in the factories in Neustadt-Coburg and Berlin.

After the Second World War, due to the uncertain future of Berlin as a location, reinforced by the Berlin blockade that began in mid-1948 , the administrative and headquarters were relocated to Erlangen on April 1, 1949 . At the same time, Munich became the headquarters of Siemens & Halske AG , but Berlin remained the second headquarters of both companies. In 1966, Ernst von Siemens initiated the merger of Siemens-Schuckertwerke AG with Siemens & Halske AG and Siemens-Reiniger-Werke AG to form today's Siemens AG .

Automobile manufacturing

Electric Victoria from 1905 (replica 2010)

From 1906 to 1910 the company also manufactured automobiles , primarily electric cars such as the Electric Victoria .

The Type B (1906–1908) was a four-seater car that was available as a Victoria, Limousine or Landaulet . His motor was under the car floor and was 4.8 kW at 600 to 1,200 min -1 from. The type B battery was installed where the combustion engine of other automobiles was located . It consisted of 44 cells (= 88 V) and stored 145 Ah. That was enough for a distance of 80 km.

There were also vehicles with gasoline-electric drives or pure gasoline engines . A 6/10 HP car was bought in from the Wilhelm Körting automobile plant and given its own emblems.

In 1908 Siemens-Schuckertwerke GmbH took over the automobile manufacturer Protos . Since then, only the electric vehicles have received the Siemens-Schuckert brand name. They were built until 1910, primarily as Berlin taxis .

In 2010, Siemens presented a replica of the "Type B", which was created using only operating instructions and photos, as there were no more construction drawings.


Steam turbine with generator in (today's) RheinEnergie -Heizkraftwerk Süd, Cologne

In the First World War Siemens-Schuckert produced various aircraft:


The "Raspberry Palace" designed by Hans Hertlein in Erlangen housed the headquarters of Siemens-Schuckert from 1953

In the 20th century, the Nuremberg plant employed up to 10,000 people at peak times. In addition to electric motors and apparatus, medical devices were also manufactured. In the 1960s, the plant was divided into the Nürnberger Maschinen-Apparate-Werk (NMA) and the Nürnberger Meterwerk (NZ).

A further work was in Russian Saint Petersburg .

The director of the Austrian Siemens-Schuckert-Werke, Dr.-Ing. hc Ferdinand Neureiter senior, was raised to hereditary nobility in 1918 by Emperor Karl I.

Siemens-Schuckertwerke GmbH played a key role in a major project by the Irish government, Shannon Power Development , in the 1920s . Many specialists were employees of the SSW, such as the chief designer of the Ardnacrusha power station , Thomas McLaughlin, later head of the Irish state electricity company ESB . The technical know-how and the equipment ( turbine sets ) were also supplied by SSW.


  • Wolfgang Ribbe, Wolfgang Schächen: The Siemensstadt. History and architecture of an industrial site. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-433-01023-4 .
  • Halwart Schrader : German Cars 1886–1920. Motorbuch-Verlag, Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-613-02211-7 , page 346.

Web links

Commons : Siemens-Schuckert  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The foundation of the Siemens-Schuckertwerke. Siemens Historical Institute, accessed June 6, 2019 .
  2. ^ Subcamp Nuremberg (Siemens-Schuckertwerke). Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, accessed on August 14, 2019 .
  3. Tanja von Fransecky: Forced Labor in the Berlin Metal Industry 1939 to 1945. Retrieved on August 14, 2019 .
  4. Setting the course for the future - the founding of Siemens AG. Siemens Historical Institute, accessed June 6, 2019 .
  5. Raspberry Palace at the Erlangen City Archives, accessed on April 20, 2019
  6. Arno Kerschbaumer: ennobling under the reign of Emperor Karl I / IV. Károly király (1916–1921) . Graz 2016, ISBN 978-3-9504153-1-5 , p. 149.