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Honeywell

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Honeywell Template:Nyse is a major American multinational corporation that produces electronic control systems and automation equipment. It is a major supplier of engineering services and avionics for NASA Boeing and the United States Department of Defense.

The company is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Its current chief executive officer is David M. Cote.

Honeywell was one of the eight major computer companies (with IBM - the largest, Burroughs, Scientific Data Systems, Control Data Corporation, General Electric, RCA and UNIVAC) through most of the 1960s. In 1970, Honeywell bought General Electric's computer division; in 1991 Honeywell's computer division was sold to Groupe Bull.

Honeywell Inc. merged with AlliedSignal in 1999, with the new company named Honeywell International Inc., a Fortune 50 with 140,000 workforce.

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Divisions

  • Aerospace
  • Automation and Control Solutions
  • Specialty Materials
  • Transportation Systems

Stock

Honeywell is traded under the ticker symbol HON on the NYSE with a market capitalization of US$30 billion (2004)

GE-Honeywell merger attempt

Honeywell attempted to merge with General Electric in 2001, at which time Honeywell was valued at over $40Bn. The merger was cleared by American authorities but was blocked by the European Commission's Competition Commissioner, Mario Monti. This decision was taken on the grounds that with GE's dominance of the small jet engine market (CF34), leasing services (GECAS) and Honeywell's portfolio of regional jet engines and avionics the new company would be able to "bundle" products and stifle competition, in much the same way that Microsoft has been accused of decimating its rivals, with the "bundled" Windows Media Player or Internet Explorer for example.

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External links

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