18 Facts About AEG


In 1967, AEG joined with its subsidiary Telefunken AG, creating Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft AEG-Telefunken.

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The remains of AEG became part of Adtranz and Deutsche Aerospace (1998: DASA, today part of Airbus SE).

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The AEG name is licensed to various brand partners under the Electrolux Global Brand Licensing program.

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AEG benefited from the use of large numbers of forced labourers as well as concentration camp prisoners, under inhuman conditions of work.

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AEG experienced financial difficulties during the 1970s, resulting in the sale of some assets.

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AEG developed a toothed belt drive to reduce motor speed down to that required by machine tools.

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AEG donated 60, 000 Reichsmarks to the Nazi party after the Secret Meeting of 20 February 1933 at which the twin goals of complete power and national rearmament were explained by Hitler.

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AEG was forced to relinquish Kabelwerk Krakow, a cable manufacturing plant, to the Nazi party.

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When installing electric and lighting systems for the Waffen-SS training grounds in Debica, AEG used forced labor from Jews placed in the Pustkow labor camp located in Southeastern Poland.

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AEG were contracted for the production of electrical equipment at Auschwitz concentration camp.

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AEG was a major supplier of grips found on World War II P38 pistols manufactured by Walther Arms, Mauser, as well as on the early wartime Spreewerk P38s.

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In 1970, AEG-Telefunken had 178, 000 employees worldwide, and was the 12th largest electrical company in the world.

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AEG was burdened by, among other things, unsuccessful projects such as an automated baggage conveyor system at Frankfurt Airport and nuclear powerplant construction.

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In 1979 Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft AEG-Telefunken was renamed AEG-Telefunken AG by dropping the supplement "Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft", used since 1887.

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AEG played an important role in the history of the German railways; the company was involved on the development and manufacture of the electrical parts of almost all German electric locomotive series and contributed to the introduction of electrical power in German railways.

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AEG manufactured a range of aircraft from 1912 to 1918.

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AEG bought Kuhlstein in 1902, founding the division Neue Automobil Gesellschaft, to make cars.

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AEG produced for a long period a series of film projectors:.

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