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The History of GE in Asia Pacific

First Foray into Asia
GE’s deep heritage in the Asia Pacific dates to the early 1890s when it installed the first electric streetlights in Real Street, Manila, Philippines. In Australia, GE engines powered the Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney in 1902 (those engines are still in use today). GE was a pioneer in Singapore’s very first industrial estate in Jurong in 1969 and was one of the first American companies to enter Vietnam in 1993.

Paving The Way Ahead
GE’s historic innovation has played a key role in the region’s development and today, GE’s extensive footprint across the Asia Pacific spans 12 diverse markets, where it partners governments and leading players across the region, offering breakthrough technologies to address key challenges and shaping the future of flight and the energy transition.