FACT SHEET – GE IN SINGAPORE
GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that is built to meet essential
world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE
serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.
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.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ge.com. GE is Imagination at
GE in Singapore
GE’s relationship with Singapore dates back to 1969 when the company opened a number of
electronics manufacturing plants. These were subsequently followed by an aircraft engine
maintenance, overhaul, and repair shop that services clients throughout the Asia Pacific basin.
Today, GE employs over 2400 people in Singapore, working closely with local partners on key
infrastructure projects in the energy, transportation and health sectors utilizing cutting-edge, clean,
All GE businesses: GE Energy Infrastructure, GE Technology Infrastructure, GE Capital and NBC
Universal have presence in Singapore, with a number of them having their regional headquarters in
Ecomagination is GE's bold commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions that solve today's
environmental challenges and benefit customers and society at large. To learn more visit
Healthymagination is a new GE business strategy that reflects changing needs and emerging
opportunities in healthcare. It is a pledge to work with partners to take on the most pressing
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challenges in healthcare – cost, quality and access --and help people live healthier lives.
Healthymagination is an investment by GE of $6 billion over six years to develop innovations that
measurably improve quality, access and cost by up to 15% with a focus on lower-cost technology,
more IT, expanding access, and consumer-driven health. Along with ecomagination, it is our second
growth pillar for taking on tough global challenges. To learn more visit
John F. Welch Leadership Center
Worldwide, GE invests about $1 billion annually on training and education programs to develop
some of the best leaders and some of the most widely practiced business techniques. The
centerpiece of its commitment to excellence in leadership development is the John F. Welch
Leadership Center at Crotonville, the world's first major corporate business school.
In 2006, GE rallied its philanthropy resources to extend benefits to communities around the globe
and focus on two central themes - education and healthcare. Total giving by the GE family exceeded
$200 million in contributions from the GE Foundation and GE businesses. On top of that, GE
Volunteers, an organization of volunteering GE employees, are driving community projects all over
the world including in Singapore: from engaging special children to supporting causes such as the
Singapore Disability Sports Council fundraising. For more information about our philanthropy
efforts, visit www.ge.com/citizenship.com.
Lai Yeow Hin Jessica Blas
Market Development Manager Corporate Communications Manager
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