Crey Industries, or Crey, or sometimes Crey Corporation, is a mega-corporation founded by Count Alphonse Crey and Countess Clarissa Van Dorn-Crey.
With humble beginnings in Switzerland as the pharmaceutical company Crey Biotech in 1989, after Count Alphonse Crey’s coma, Countess Crey took it on herself to ensure the company they founded together would survive. With buy-outs, hostile takeovers, and key personnel acquisitions, Crey Industries, now based in Paragon City, grew to become the economic juggernaut it is today.
In 1999, when Hero Corps’s initial headquarters in Overbrook was destroyed by unknown attackers in power armor, Countess Crey used the might of Crey Industries to provide backing and funding for a new headquarters to be located in Baumton, but public protest by both citizens and superheroes due to Hero Corps’ image made the plans fall through. It isn’t known if Crey Industries still supports Hero Corps.
Crey Industries is known to have working relationships with other companies such as Aeon Corp. Aeon Corp has allowed the use of their Power Transfer System for Crey Industries to conduct experiments which require huge amounts of energy in Nerva Archipelago. Recently, Crey Industries provided Aeon Corp funding to produce the worldwide company Architect Entertainment.
Crey Industries also has an understanding with Arachnos, and are working together in Grandville in the area known as the Fab building something not revealed yet.
Crey Industries also sponsors one of the many supergroups in Paragon City – the Paragon Protectors.
Crey Industries has many subsidiary companies, which may have been created from within the corporation itself, or bought out and integrated into Crey.
Crey Biotech – the pharmaceutical branch of Crey Industries, also the beginnings of Crey.
Crey Pharmaceuticals – possibly another name for Crey Biotech, or a smaller offshoot branch of the above.
Crey Technologies – the tech branch of Crey Industries.
Crey Security – the weapons branch of Crey Industries. Some of their tech, such as turrets, is placed on the open market for sale.