Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey

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CDC : International Subsidiaries

During the preparation of the early background of CDA for a proposed Australian Computer Society history of Computing In Australia (not by an ex-CDA employee), the author initially included a statement attributed to Trevor Robinson that CDA was the first international subsidiary of Control Data Corporation (haven’t sighted the quote, ETR or the author may have confused “agency” with “subsidiary”.

In reviewing the draft, Ron Bird picked up on this and our seemingly inexhaustible supplier of CDA and CDC facts and figures has supplied us with a list of CDC subsidiaries established up until 1980, when they were formed, and in cases where the subsidiary involved the takeover of an existing company, the original name and usually the date of the original incorporation.

We know not, and perhaps do not want to know, how Ron acquired a copy of a 1980 internal CDC memo some five years after he left CDA, but in the tradition of "Publish and be Damned", here goes!

(We also need to thank Emmy-Lou MacDonald, Legal Assistant. HQW04I who provided the information in response to a request from E. L. Baker, HQS14C, July 8, 1980)

Control Data Corporation Subsidiaries : by Country

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The Iranian subsidiary (setup to manufacture PLATO terminals) would probably have been closed down by 1980 following the uprising of the followers of Ayatollah Khomeini the preceding year.

One thing to be noted is the repetition of “Electrofact” (“electric” + “factory or manufacturing”?) in several of the European countries, presumably all the same original company with it’s own subsidiaries. A Google search tells me a company of that name still functions and my translation (admittedly muchos not-so goodos), they operate electronic billing systems in a number of European companies.

Ole´ and Gracias amigos!   (Above right : Electrofact N. V., Netherlands, Ammersfoort, Netherlands)


Control Data Corporation Subsidiaries : by Date

Country

CDC Subsidiary (CD)

Established

Originally

Incorporated

Australia

CD Australia Pty. Ltd

1963-05-17

 

 

Austria

CD GesmbH

1967-12-19

Electrofact GesmbH

1966-06-24

Belgium

CD Belgium S.A.

1969-04-14

Electrofact Belgie N.V.

1953-01-12

Brazil

CD Do Brasil Computadores Ltda.

1973-06-19

 

 

Canada

CD Canada Ltd

1962-06-11

 

 

Denmark

CD A/S

1966-09-19

 

 

Eire

CD (PDC Div.) Ltd

1973-09-20

 

 

Finland

Oy Control Data AB

1973-12-29

 

 

France

CD France S.A.

1964-02-10

Electrofact S.A.

1956-03-01

Germany

Control Data GmbH

1962-08-21

Electrofact GmbH

1956-03-01

Greece

CD Consulting Services Ltd

1972-08-25

CD Greece Inc.

1976-12-11

Hong Kong

CD Hong Kong Ltd

1964-07-09

 

 

Iran

Computer Terminals of Iran

1975-12-05

 

 

Israel

Contahai (Control Data-Tahal) Ltd.

1970-03-10

CD Israel Ltd

1967-10-22

Italy

CD Italia S.p.A

1966-01-01

Electrofact Italia S.p.A.

1960-02-02

Japan

CD Japan Ltd

1971-05-01

 

 

Korea

CD Korea Inc

1967-06-26

 

 

Mexico

CD de Mexico S.A.

1965-06-23

 

 

Netherlands

CD B.V.

1963-07-17

Electrofact B.V.

1947-07-29

 

CD Services B.V.

1965-04-26

Fabriek van Meetwerktuigen

1951-06-26

 

CD Finance Co, Netherlands, N.V.

1975-05-30

 

 

New Zealand

CD New Zealand Pty. Ltd.

1972-02-18

 

 

Nigeria

CD Nigeria Ltd

1974-09-01

 

 

Norway

CD Norway A/s

1964-11-24

 

 

Portugal

CD Portuguesa S.A.R.L

1969-10-10

 

 

Romania

Rom Control Data SRL

1973-04-04

 

 

South Africa

CD (Proprietary) Ltd

1964-09-10

 

 

Spain

CD Iberica S.A.

1971-02-22

 

 

Sweden

CD AB

1962-12-22

 

 

Switzerland

CD Holding AG

1962-08-01

 

 

 

CD AG

1964-12-22

 

 

 

CD OEM International S.A.

1979-11-27

 

 

United Kingdom

Computing Devices Co. Ltd

1962-08-31

 

 

 

CD Limited

1963-12-09

 

 

 

CD (Sales) Ltd

1965-05-13

 

 

 

Data Peripherals Ltd

1975-09-23

 

 

 

Control Dataset Ltd

1976-04-20

 

 

Venezuela

Servicios Cybernet de Venezuela S.A

1979-04-17

 

 

Country

CDC Subsidiary (CD)

Established

Originally

Incorporated

Canada

CD Canada Ltd

1962-06-11

 

 

Switzerland

CD Holding AG

1962-08-01

 

 

Germany

Control Data GmbH

1962-08-21

Electrofact GmbH

1956-03-01

United Kingdom

Computing Devices Co. Ltd

1962-08-31

 

 

Sweden

CD AB

1962-12-22

 

 

Australia

CD Australia Pty. Ltd

1963-05-17

 

 

Netherlands

CD B.V.

1963-07-17

Electrofact B.V.

1947-07-29

United Kingdom

CD Limited

1963-12-09

 

 

France

CD France S.A.

1964-02-10

Electrofact S.A.

1956-03-01

Hong Kong

CD Hong Kong Ltd

1964-07-09

 

 

South Africa

CD (Proprietary) Ltd

1964-09-10

 

 

Norway

CD Norway A/s

1964-11-24

 

 

Switzerland

CD AG

1964-12-22

 

 

Netherlands

CD Services B.V.

1965-04-26

Fabriek van Meetwerktuigen

1951-06-26

United Kingdom

CD (Sales) Ltd

1965-05-13

 

 

Mexico

CD de Mexico S.A.

1965-06-23

 

 

Italy

CD Italia S.p.A

1966-01-01

Electrofact Italia S.p.A.

1960-02-02

Denmark

CD A/S

1966-09-19

 

 

Korea

CD Korea Inc

1967-06-26

 

 

Austria

CD GesmbH

1967-12-19

Electrofact GesmbH

1966-06-24

Belgium

CD Belgium S.A.

1969-04-14

Electrofact Belgie N.V.

1953-01-12

Portugal

CD Portuguesa S.A.R.L

1969-10-10

 

 

Israel

Contahai (Control Data-Tahal) Ltd.

1970-03-10

CD Israel Ltd

1967-10-22

Spain

CD Iberica S.A.

1971-02-22

 

 

Japan

CD Japan Ltd

1971-05-01

 

 

New Zealand

CD New Zealand Pty. Ltd.

1972-02-18

 

 

Greece

CD Consulting Services Ltd

1972-08-25

CD Greece Inc.

1976-12-11

Romania

Rom Control Data SRL

1973-04-04

 

 

Brazil

CD Do Brasil Computadores Ltda.

1973-06-19

 

 

Eire

CD (PDC Div.) Ltd

1973-09-20

 

 

Finland

Oy Control Data AB

1973-12-29

 

 

Nigeria

CD Nigeria Ltd

1974-09-01

 

 

Netherlands

CD Finance Co, Netherlands, N.V.

1975-05-30

 

 

United Kingdom

Data Peripherals Ltd

1975-09-23

 

 

Iran

Computer Terminals of Iran

1975-12-05

 

 

United Kingdom

Control Dataset Ltd

1976-04-20

 

 

Venezuela

Servicios Cybernet de Venezuela S.A

1979-04-17

 

 

Switzerland

CD OEM International S.A.

1979-11-27