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GEC Electrical Projects

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1984.
1985.

of Rugby and Kidsgrove

One of the GEC-Elliott Automation companies formed after the amalgamation of the 2 groups

1970 Advertised for staff[1]

1976 Supplied electrical and mechanical equipment for a mining project in Peru[2]

1981 Became part of GEC-FAST.

Specialised in robot trucks and systems.

1982 Took a Queen's Award for Export Achievement for £66 million worth of overseas orders - 80% of total business 1981-2.

1982 Signed deal with Hitachi to licence Hitachi's general purpose robot[3] with manufacturing expected to start in 1985; in the meantime robots would be imported from Japan.

1989 Presumably became part of GEC Alsthom: T. and D. Protection and Control

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 01, 1970
  2. The Times, Jun 17, 1976
  3. The Times Nov 19, 1982