An Introduction to Eaton
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 70,000 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.Our Company
NYSE Ticker Symbol: ETN
Number of Employees: 70,000
2009 Sales: $11.9 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 sells to customers in more than 150 countries.
Electrical circuit breakers; vacuum breakers; power distribution assemblies; contactors and motor starters, operator interface hardware; engineering systems and diagnostic and support services; metering systems; power management software; surge protection devices; and uninterruptible power systems.
Eaton 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. The Hydraulics group also includes Eaton's Filtration, Golf Grip and Airflex industrial clutch and brake businesses.
Eaton's aerospace business is one of the industry's leading designers, manufacturers and integrators of advanced hydraulic systems, fuel systems, motion control systems, propulsion sub-systems and cockpit interface and circuit protection applications for commercial and military programs.
Manual and automated truck transmissions and clutches; hybrid powertrain systems; drivetrain, suspension, wheel-end and safety systems; anti-lock braking and traction control systems; and vehicle diagnostics.
Air, transmission, and fuel management controls; automotive fluid connectors, engine air management systems, including superchargers, cylinder head modules, engine valves and lifters; and limited-slip and locking differentials.