The DUEWAG AG was one of Germany's major manufacturers for rail vehicles. The business was sold in 1999 to Siemens transportation.
The company was founded in 1898 as Waggonfabrik Uerdingen AG
. After the merger with Düsseldorfer Waggonfabrik
in 1935, railway
vehicles were built in Uerdingen, whilst the Düsseldorf
plant produced mainly local traffic vehicles, namely tramway
and light rail
Since 1981, the company officially carried the name DUEWAG.
DUEWAG was sold to Siemens
in 1989 by Talbot
and the company was consequently dissolved in 2000.
DUEWAG vehicles were close to a monopoly market in West Germany, as nearly every tram and light rail vehicle purchased from the 1960s onward was built by DUEWAG.