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1989 GEC formed a new division, General Domestic Appliances (GDA).
Also in 1989 GE purchased a 50 percent share of this new division from GEC.
2001 December: Merloni Elettrodomestici purchased the other 50% from Marconi plc (formerly GEC).
2005 Merloni renamed itself Indesit Company and Hotpoint continued as a major brand of that company.