Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation

Today, the world runs on critical infrastructure and technology. Planes. Hospitals. Factories. Data centers. Vehicles. The electrical grid. We are power management company made up of over 96,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. Our energy-efficient products and services help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. By giving people tools to use power more efficiently. Helping companies do business more sustainably. And by encouraging each and every employee at Eaton to think differently about our business, our communities—and the positive impact we can have on the world.

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1111 Superior Avenue , Cleveland , Ohio 44114-2584 USA


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Power Distribution
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

These are things people depend on every day. And the companies behind them depend on us to help solve some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet. At Eaton, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable.

An Introduction to Eaton
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

Once known as a vehicle components supplier, Eaton has diversified to include a broader industrial and commercial focus. Today, Eaton's businesses comprise five distinct segments: Electrical, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck and Automotive.
The Eaton Business System

What makes Eaton distinct is our power management focus, our values-based culture and our philosophy to run the enterprise as an integrated operating company. The Eaton Business System (EBS) is the embodiment of our integrated operating company philosophy--it is how we work at Eaton and how we run our company in a common way.

Eaton's emergence as a premier industrial company shows that we're not afraid of making tough decisions or changing the game. Now a diversified, integrated operating company, our sales and revenue come from:

Electrical Sector
Electrical Americas & Electrical Rest of World Segments
The Electrical Sector is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, industrial automation and power control products and services. Products include circuit breakers, switchgear, UPS systems, power distribution units, panelboards, loadcenters, motor controls, meters, sensors, relays and inverters. The principal markets for the Electrical Americas and Electrical Rest of World segments are industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, information technology and original equipment manufacturer customers.

Industrial Sector
Hydraulics Group
Eaton is a leading manufacturer of systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, machine tools, molding, power generation, primary metals, and oil and gas. The Hydraulics group also includes Eaton's Filtration, Golf Grip and Airflex industrial clutch and brake businesses.

Aerospace Group
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency systems and components for hydraulic, motion control and fuel applications.

Vehicle Group
The Vehicle Group is comprised of the company's truck and automotive segments.

The truck segment is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of powertrain systems and other components for commercial vehicle markets. Key products include manual and automated transmissions, clutches and hybrid power.

Eaton’s automotive segment produces key products such as superchargers, engine valves, valve train components, cylinder heads, locking and limited-slip differentials, fuel, emissions, and safety controls, transmission and engine controls, spoilers, exterior moldings, plastic components, and fluid connectors.

Eaton Corporation – a 100-year heritage of innovation

In 2011, Eaton celebrates its 100th anniversary and a heritage of innovation and expertise that has positioned the company to answer some of the world's toughest power management challenges.

This spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship driven by integrity and an unwavering commitment to ethics was part of Joseph Eaton’s vision when he founded the company. Since that time, Eaton has evolved from a leader and innovator in vehicle technologies to a leading power management company that also serves the hydraulics, aerospace and electrical markets. Our proven technologies and products play an important role in managing power in many things that impact our daily lives – from more energy-efficient buildings, cities and infrastructure to next-generation aircraft, cars, trucks and machines.

Today, Eaton’s global operations serve diverse markets and customers in more than 150 countries. As we help customers to use energy more reliably, efficiently and safely, our values and strong culture of “doing business right” will continue to guide us toward building a more powerful tomorrow.

Eaton’s creativity and innovation in developing and taking new products to market is only the beginning. We also offer our customers effective solutions and systems to help them keep their businesses moving forward every day.

Eaton knows that you need more than just brilliant ideas to succeed. In a constantly changing global economy you also need outstanding service and support to grow and prosper.

Every day Eaton develops and delivers innovative new technologies that touch people at home, work and play. Technology makes it possible for all of us to accomplish things we once thought impossible. By engaging thought leaders in science, technology, innovation and engineering, we passionately pursue ideas and products that are changing how we live. For Eaton, innovation is more than just a process, it is the creative realization of the impact we can have on the lives of people around the world.