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AEI Appliances

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A subsidiary of AEI

1960 AEI formed a new management company AEI Appliances to control AEI-Hotpoint and AEI-Gala, the export business of Hotpoint[1].

Maker of washing machines, refrigerators, and domestic cookers.

1966 AEI and EMI formed British Domestic Appliances to bring together their Hotpoint, Morphy-Richards, Astral and Gala products[2].

1967 AEI became part of GEC group.

1968 GEC and EMI merged their domestic appliance businesses, British Domestic Appliances and GEC (Domestic Equipment) producing the largest refrigerator maker in the UK and having a major share in washing machines, cookers and small electrical appliances[3], which was then called British Domestic Appliances.

1973 GEC acquired EMI's share of British Domestic Appliances[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 21 December 1960
  2. The Times, 17 January 1970
  3. The Times, 25 May 1968
  4. The Times, 4 July 1973