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Brown, Boveri & Cie

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Brown Boveri & Cie Mannheim Gleichstromgenerator

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Brown, Boveri (BBC) was a Swiss group of electrical engineering companies. It was founded in Baden, Switzerland, in 1891 by Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown and Walter Boveri who worked at the Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon. In 1970 BBC took over the Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon. In 1988 it merged with ASEA to form ABB Group, a company producing DC Motors, AC motors, generators, turbochargers, transformers and the electrical equipment of locomotives. Some of BBC's technology went into German U-boats of World War II, such as the depth controls.
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  • Activity in Britain 

  • Activity in Continental Europe 

  • After World War II 

  • Reorganization of Brown Boveri in 1970 

  • The United States 

  • Great Britain 

  • The Middle East and Africa 

  • The 1980s 

  • Supercharger development 

  • Merger 

  • Electric 

  • Gas turbine 

  • Trams