GE is the world’s premier Digital Industrial company with a global presence in 130 countries. In South Africa, GE has over 1100 employees and participates in business sectors that include; Power, Transportation, Healthcare, Energy Connections and Aviation.
GE’s presence in South Africa can be dated back to 1898, with the first overseas office outside the USA having being opened in Johannesburg in that year.
In 2016 GE opened a R500M Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa. This is GE’s centre of excellence for innovation and technology transfer in Africa. It is the first for GE in Africa and the 10th GE innovation Centre globally.
In November 2015 GE completed the global acquisition of the Alstom power business. This acquisition has now positioned GE as a strategic and value adding partner to South Africa.
We are a responsible corporate citizen with a strong commitment to contributing to South Africa’s sustainable development especially in skills and small medium enterprise development. Our commitment to Localisation focuses on expanding local supplier’s capabilities through skills development and technology transfer. Further to this, GE has embarked on a Supplier Development Vehicle program that is focused on the development of black owned SME’s through business development services and technical development services. Post program the overall goal is to incorporate these suppliers into the GE supply chain.