General Electric Co was incorporated in 1892. The Company is a diversified infrastructure and financial services company. Its products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. Its operating businesses that are reported as segments include Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Appliances & Lighting and GE Capital. Power & Water segment serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers with products and services related to energy production. It sells gas turbines and generators that are used principally in power plants for generation of electricity and for industrial cogeneration and mechanical drive applications. Oil & Gas segment supplies mission critical equipment for the oil and gas industry, used in applications spanning the entire value chain from drilling through production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and pipeline compression, pipeline inspection, and downstream processing in refineries and petrochemical plants. Energy Management segment designs, manufactures and provides technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. Its operations are located in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Energy Management provides integrated electrical products and systems used to distribute, protect and control energy and equipment. It manufactures electrical distribution and control products, lighting and power panels, switchgear and circuit breakers that are used to distribute and manage power in a variety of residential, commercial, consumer and industrial applications. Aviation segment provides jet engines and related services with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. It produces, sells and services jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and related replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft. Its military engines are used in aircraft including fighters, bombers, tankers, helicopters and surveillance aircraft, as well as marine applications, and commercial engines power aircraft in all categories of range: short/medium, intermediate and long-range, as well as executive and regional aircraft. Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies to developed, developing and emerging countries. It operations are located in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Transportation segment supplies to the railroad, marine, drilling and mining industries. It serves customers in more than 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. Transportation manufactures high-horsepower, diesel-electric locomotives, including the Evolution Series, which meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tier III requirements. Appliances & Lighting sells and services home appliances including refrigerators, freezers, electric and gas ranges, cooktops, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, residential water systems for filtration, softening and heating, and hybrid water heaters. GE Capital segment provides commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, credit cards, personal loans and other financial services. The Company's businesses are subject to regulation under U.S. federal and state and non-U.S. laws, regulations and policies.
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