Compagnia Generale di Elettricità

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Compagnia Generale di Elettricità S.p.A.
Company typeJoint-stock company
IndustryElectrical manufacturing
Founded1921; 103 years ago (1921) in Milan, Italy
Defunct2000 (2000)
FateAcquired by IMPulse
ParentGeneral Electric (prior to acquisition by IMPulse)

The Compagnia Generale di Elettricità S.p.A. (General Electric Power Company) was an Italian joint-stock company founded in 1921 in Milan. The company was widely known in Italy simply by the acronym CGE, as it was primarily owned and managed by General Electric (widely known as GE), of the United States.[1]

CGE manufactured electrical applications, simple high-voltage transformers, generators, powerplants and engines for trains and trolleybuses, in particular. It manufactured a certain number of its products for the European market. In the transport sector, CGE was well known for its electrical components that equipped many types of rolling stock, trolley buses, and other railway and locomotive applications. During its active period, CGE competed against two Italian companies: Ansaldo and "Italian Tecnomasio Brown Boveri" (TIBB).

The company was later the EMC Traction Operating Unit of Ansaldo Transmissione e Distribuzione S.r.l. and was acquired by IMPulse NC, INC. in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b "IMPulse NC, INC". Retrieved 2008-06-14.