AEG was founded in 1883 in Berlin. AEG initially produced electrical equipment before venturing into many other markets. AEG played an important part in German railway history. The company was involved in 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. Now AEG are a very popular home appliance brand, bringing a wide range of cooking, laundry and refrigeration products.