Compagnie Francaise Thomson-Houston
1892 General Electric Co (USA) was created by the merger of Thomson-Houston and Edison General Electric.
The company set up a French subsidiary: Thomson-Houston International
Specialised in electrical distribution and traction motors
1920s the Thomson Group began to expand its consumer electronics and domestic appliance activities.
1930s the company was a pioneer in civil and military radio communications and transmissions, leading it to develop a broad range of electronics activities.
1966 became Thomson Brandt
1983 Became Thomson SA in 1983.
1982 Thomson Brandt was nationalised by the French Government
1983 changed its name to Thomson SA.
Focused its activities on its core businesses and divested loss-making businesses, restructuring its industrial sites, and improving cash management, whilst continuing research and development and capital investment.
Sources of Information
- Competition Commission report 1991