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Siemens Plessey was the name given to the Plessey businesses acquired by Siemens AG in 1989. Plessey was a British-based international radio, electronics and telecommunications company. ... Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ...

In 1988 a full merger between Plessey and GEC was rejected. Instead GEC and Plessey merged their communications businesses to form GEC Plessey Telecommunications. In 1989 GEC and Siemens set up a joint holding company, GEC Siemens plc, to acquire Plessey outright. The division of Plessey between these two partners meant the deal met with little regulatory opposition. Siemens acquired Plessey's radar systems, defence systems and traffic control businesses. In context, Plessey was at the time the second largest defence electronics contractor to the Ministry of Defence and the largest supplier of traffic control equipment. The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... This articles deals with the British ministry, see defence minister for other countries. ...

The defence electronics operations became Siemens Plessey Systems (commonly referred to as Siemens Plessey) and Siemens Plessey Electronics Systems (Australia). In 1997 Siemens agreed with British Aerospace and Daimler-Benz Aerospace the takeover of its defence electronics unit, with BAe acquiring the UK operations and DASA the German part of the business. BAe evolution since 1955 until 1999 merger to form BAE Systems British Aerospace (BAe) was a British aircraft manufacturer, now part of BAE SYSTEMS. The company was formed on April 29, 1977 by the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. ... Luftwaffe Tornado ECR Deutsche Aerospace AG Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Founded May 19, 1989 as Deutsche Aerospace AG, bundling space and aeronautic elements of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier Luftfahrt), Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), MTU München, and Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST) In 1992, the helicopter division was...

Siemens Traffic Controls continues to operate as a unit of Siemens.

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Plessey at AllExperts (605 words)
Plessey were partners in the development of the Atlas Computer in 1962 and in the development of Digital telephone systems - System X - during the late 1970s.
Both Plessey and the Ministry of Defence were against the merger, GEC and Plessey were the two largest suppliers to the MoD and in many tenders the only competitors.
The name is also used to refer to a barcode symbology developed by Plessey, which is still used in some libraries and for shelf tags in retail stores, in part as a solution to their internal requirement for stock control.
Roke Manor Research and Siemens (191 words)
Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is one of the world’s largest electrical engineering and electronics companies.
Siemens UK Siemens businesses in the UK design and manufacture products and systems ranging from traffic lights and gas turbines, to the superconducting magnets used in medical scanners and the drives that are behind many of the UK's manufacturing plants.
Siemens is also heavily involved in the provision of UK services - managing, for example, Barclays' back office processes, BP’s UK telecommunications infrastructure and the running of a major extension at Barnet Hospital.
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