Monday, August 18, 2008
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An introduction to Eaton

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[August 18, 2008]  Eaton Corp. is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems 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 81,000 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.

Areas of business

Electrical -- The electrical segment had sales of $4.8 billion in 2007. The business is a leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power systems and industrial automation products and services. The electrical segment provides customer-driven solutions that serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential and original equipment markets.

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Hydraulics -- The hydraulics segment had sales of $2.6 billion in 2007. The business is recognized as a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. From massive earthmovers and agricultural equipment to delicate injection molding machines, Eatonís hydraulic systems and components support the needs of millions of users worldwide. The hydraulics segment also includes the Eaton Filtration, Golf Grip and Airflex industrial clutch and brake businesses.
 
Aerospace -- The aerospace segment, with sales of $1.8 billion in 2007, is one of the industryís leading designers, manufacturers and integrators of advanced hydraulic systems, fuel systems, motion control systems, propulsion subsystems, and cockpit interface and circuit protection applications for commercial and military programs. Eaton is the company of choice for a diverse group of leading original equipment manufacturers and airlines worldwide. Eatonís comprehensive portfolio of premier components has created a new industry standard of engineering depth and breadth of knowledge that has resulted in superior systems design and integration capability.

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Truck -- The truck segment, with sales of $2.1 billion in 2007, is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of drivetrain systems and components for medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. In concert with its manufacturing and marketing partners, Eaton markets the "Roadranger System" -- a complete line of drivetrain components and truck systems, including manual and automatic transmissions, clutches, driveshafts, steer and drive axles, trailer axles, tire pressure control systems and collision warning systems.

Automotive -- Eaton's automotive segment, with sales of $1.6 billion in 2007, is a partner to the passenger car and light-truck industry. Principal products are superchargers, engine valves, valve train components, cylinder heads, locking and limited slip differentials, sensors, actuators, intelligent cruise control systems, tire valves, fluid connectors, decorative body moldings, and spoilers.

[Text from Eaton Corp.]

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