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GEC-FAST, of Rugby
The Factory Automation Systems division of GEC specialising in automation systems.
1981 Division established; it included:
1982 Alan Davies was director and general manager; Clem Jansen was head of the division
1983 GEC had been moving into the sectors of microprocessor controls and process instruments, through GEC Industrial Controls and the Factory Automation Division. The previous foray into this area, a share of Fisher International, was sold to Monsanto
1988 Supplied Advanced Guided Vehicle to Oxford University for a research project
1989 GEC acquired a stake of 24.5 percent in CGEE Alsthom of France in exchange for its electrical projects and industrial controls businesses, as well as GEC's 60 percent share in the GEC Power Instrumentation and Control venture