A century old French multinational company dealing in consumer electronics is ready to debut in India exclusively through Flipkart.com. In reference to debut of TechniColor SA, flipkart has put a dedicated page teasing the launch of company. The banners put on Indian e-commerce portal reads “It’s French and It’s 120 years Old.”
Another banner asked to Rethink Entertainment the French Way, A century old legacy now stepping in India. The dedicated page boasts of the timeline of Technicolor SA engaging in various electronics products. The name of company is not revealed anywhere on the official dedicated page, but history timeline clearly points towards the name of company.
History of French Multinational company debuting in India i.e. Technicolor SA
The history of company shows that it started in 1893 followed by unveiling first wireless radio in 1931. The timeline indicates production of First TV sets in 1936, debuting the production of washing machines in 1963, First Color TV set in 1967. Later French company went on deal in VCRs and computers in year 1982 followed by launch of first DVD player in 1997, first MP3 player in 1999. Then, Technicolor SA started production of First telephone with Internet Radio in 2007. Finally, they launched UHD 4K TV sets recently in 2014.
The page on Flipkart shows that some smart televisions rethinking the entertainment will be launched in India in few weeks. Washing machines, DVD players and other range of products are expected. There is no official confirmation on launch date till now.
Talking about Technicolor SA, it got re-branded its name from Thompson Multimedia on 27th January, 2010. It is a French multinational corporation that provides services and products for the communication, media and entertainment industries. Technicolor’s headquarters are located in Issy-les-Moulineaux – France. Technicolor began as Thomson, named after the electrical engineer Elihu Thomson, who was born in Manchester, England, on March 26, 1853. Thomson moved to Philadelphia, USA, at the age of 5, with his family. Thomson formed the Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1879 with Edwin Houston. The company merged with the Edison General Electric Company to become the General Electric Company in 1892. In 1893, the Compagnie Française Thomson-Houston (CFTH) was formed in Paris, a sister company to GE in the United States. It was from this company, that the modern Thomson Group would evolve.
Source : Wikipedia