GE is a global infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world's toughest challenges. We operate in over 100 countries and employ about 300,000 people worldwide.
In 2010, GE delivered solid results despite the tough economic climate with earnings of $12.6 billion.
GE has been operating in the UK since the 1930s' Today our 18,000 employees serve the energy, oil and gas, healthcare, aerospace, financial and media industries.
We have a strong and continuing commitment to the UK economy having invested £13bn in our British businesses since 2001. More
Ecomagination is GE's bold commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions that solve today's environmental challenges as well as benefiting customers and society at large. To learn more visit www.ecomagination.com
GE's "healthymagination" is about better health for more people. We've committed £6 billion to continuously develop innovations that help clinicians and healthcare providers deliver high-quality healthcare at lower cost to more people around the world. Linked to 'healthymagination' is Health Ahead, an internal programme to improve the health of GE's thousands of employees. To learn more visit www.healthymagination.com
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 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 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.
Learn more about our history here.