GE Intelligent Platforms

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GE Intelligent Platforms
Private (subsidiary of General Electric)
Industry Industrial Internet technology solutions
Founded Charlottesville, Virginia (1987)
Headquarters Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Area served
Key people
Jim Walsh, General Manager, Software and Services & Bernie Anger General Manager, Control Solutions and Embedded
Products Industrial software, control solutions, and embedded computing platforms
Parent General Electric

GE Intelligent Platforms' goal is to help companies optimize their assets and equipment and drive key business outcomes with proven technology solutions powered by the Industrial Internet. [1]

The company designs, manufactures and sells software that helps make the Industrial Internet real,[2] which includes a portfolio of HMI/SCADA, industrial data intelligence, asset performance management,[3] manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions, and work process management; Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), PLC, motion products, operator interface equipment, embedded systems, and a complete line of programming and visualization software.

GE Intelligent Platforms works across industries, including manufacturing, water, mining, oil & gas, power, and defense and aerospace. [4]


In 1986, GE Fanuc Automation Corporation was jointly established in the U.S.A. by FANUC and General Electric. Under the new joint venture (JV) company, three operating companies, GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc., in the U.S.A., GE Fanuc Automation Europe S.A. in Luxembourg, and Fanuc GE Automation Asia Ltd. in Japan were established (the Asian company was established in 1987).

In 2007, the company was renamed to GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms (and GE Fanuc Automation Solutions Europe SA became GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Europe SA). GE Fanuc Automation CNC Europe changed its name to Fanuc GE CNC Europe.

In 2009, GE and Fanuc agreed to dissolve joint venture and the software, controls and embedded business became part of GE, under the new name GE Intelligent Platforms.


  • 1998: completed acquisition of AFE Technologies (first purchased 70% in late 1996)
  • 1998: acquired Total Control Products
  • 2000: acquired DataViews Corp
  • 2001: acquired VMIC
  • 2002: acquired Intellution, Inc.
  • 2003: acquired RAMiX
  • 2003: acquired Mountain Systems, Inc.
  • 2006: acquired (technology assets of) Condor Engineering
  • 2006: acquired SBS Technologies
  • 2006: acquired Radstone Technology PLC
  • 2008: acquired process technology assets from MTL Instruments Group
  • 2011: acquired SmartSignal, Inc
  • 2011: acquired (technology assets of) CSense Systems (Pty) Ltd.


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