GE is a diversified infrastructure and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services and medical imaging. GE has continually shaped our world with groundbreaking innovations for over 130. GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
GE has a strong set of global businesses in infrastructure, finance aligned to meet today's needs, including the demand for global infrastructure; growing and changing demographics that need access to healthcare, finance; and environmental technologies.
GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.
GE has been working in Russia since the beginning of the XX century, when the Company took part in GOELRO and supplied the first diesel locomotives and Oil & Gas equipment for the country. All of GE’s business units are represented today in Russia, working in such areas as health, transport, aviation, power generation, Oil & Gas, sewerage, lighting equipment, and finance. GE’s headquarters in Russia is located in Moscow, its staff consists of 2,700 employees, and sales in 2010 exceeded $1.5 billion.
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