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GEC (Electronics)

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1961 As part of the strategy to form its manufacturing divisions into subsidiary companies, GEC split its telecommunications group into 2 new companies: GEC (Telecommunications) and GEC (Electronics)[1]

1966 Ceased production in some of its North Wembley works[2]

1966 GEC Electronics Communications received an order from the Home Office for 2-way radios for the police[3]

1967 GEC reorganised its computer business, combining GEC Computers and Automation with that of GEC Electronics to bring together the related expertise in automation[4]

c.1968 Combined with the related AEI businesses as GEC-AEI (Electronics)

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 26, 1961
  2. The Times Jan. 6, 1966
  3. The Times Aug. 16, 1966
  4. The Times June 21, 1967