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By 1927 GEC was one of the UK's major electrical-machinery and plant manufacturers
1930 Contracts for the Manchester-Altrincham electrification and other railway projects; orders for ships with electrified propulsion; extensive application of public lighting; development of photo-electric controls; development of lamps for cinema projectors.
1939 GEC was involved in supplying heavy electrical engineering equipment (from Fraser and Chalmers) to works that were electrifying, such as the new strip mill for Richard Thomas and Co. Witton was keeping pace with developments in transformers, faster-acting switch gear and traction equipment. Railway electrification business both at home and abroad.
1989 GEC Alsthom was formed as a 50/50 joint venture by the merger of the power and transport divisions of Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE) and GEC.