In 2011, Eaton celebrated 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 serves diverse global markets and customers. 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.
In 1911, inventor Viggo V. Torbensen and entrepreneur J. O. Eaton came together to form Torbensen Gear and Axle, starting a path that would lead to the creation of Eaton Corporation, a global leader in diversified power management solutions. When Eaton celebrated its 100th anniversary, the company employed 73,000 people and had customers in more than 150 countries. In Powering Business: The First 100 Years of Eaton Corporation, discover the innovative spirit that has helped Eaton become the global leader in diversified power management solutions.
By Jeffrey L. Rodengen