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GEC Small Machines

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of Blackheath, near Birmingham.

1967 GEC acquired AEI. Small motors had been produced at factories in Coventry, Blackheath/Birmingham, Newcastle under Lyme and Thorne/Doncaster. These were taken into GEC Light Industrial Products where they were associated with the Woods fan business[1]

1984 As a result of the GEC rationalisation programme, Witton Kramer's commercial and engineering departments and the brake and thrustor production were moved to the GEC Small Machines factory at Blackheath.

1989 Hawker Siddeley acquired GEC Alsthom Electromotors with works at Bradford, Birmingham and Newcastle under Lyme[2]

1991 Hawker Siddeley was acquired by BTR

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times July 30, 1968
  2. The Times, October 13, 1989