• 1882

Company Description

Continental Edison was founded by Thomas Edison in 1882. In 1891, it merged with Thomson Houston to found the General Electric group. In 1958, Continental Edison came under the control of the CGE. Continental Edison became French in 1971, when General Electric sold the majority of its stake in the brand to Thomson. In 1997, the brand was taken over by the Cofidur group, a French supplier of electronic subcontracting. In 1999, policy of diversification of the activity. Development of multimedia products for the world of television, PC and Internet. In 2000, Continental Edison ranked third among French Consumer PC suppliers 3 and launched the first digital television. In December 2002, Continental Edison was taken over by the AIT YALA K&S group. In 2006, the brand was bought by the Chinese group Xoceco. It was acquired in 2011 by the Casino group , and still remains a French brand today. It is currently distributed almost exclusively by Cdiscount.