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Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE)
1898 The company was formed by the French engineer Pierre Azaria in the Alsace region of what was then Germany; it was a conglomerate that became involved in industries such as electricity, transportation, electronics and telecommunications.
1978 Formation of CGE Alsthom UK (presumably similar changes in France and elsewhere).
Alsthom’s name was derived from ‘Alsace Thomson-Houston’, reflecting its earlier parentage in Thomson-Houston.
CGE would become a leader in digital communications and would also be known for producing the TGV high-speed trains in France.
1987 CGE Alsthom UK became part of Alsthom International Ltd
2000 Alsthom International became Alstom International
2008 Became Alstom Network Ltd, of London