(NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By
combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the
world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE
has invented the future of industry, across aviation, power, healthcare and
renewable energy. Today we lead new paradigms in additive manufacturing,
materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and
dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfil GE’s
mission and deliver for our customers. In the UK, GE has operated for more than
100 years and is a major contributor to the UK economy, employing thousands of people. More
GE applies its enduring spirit of innovation and unique set of capabilities to take on tough challenges in our communities. For more information about our community and philanthropy programmes please visit GE Foundation
In 1890, Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent electric light bulb, established the Edison General Electric Company. Around the same time a competitor - the Thomson-Houston company - was formed and became a dominant electrical innovation company. As both businesses expanded they began to rely on each other to produce complete electrical installations and so in 1892 the two companies combined to create the General Electric Company (GE).
GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.
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GE matters because our technology helps bring progress and possibility to every corner of the planet—safely delivering people where they need to go; powering homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses; and offering more precise diagnostics and care when patients need it most.
Larry Culp, GE Chairman and CEO