Eaton completes purchase of Tractech Holdings, Inc.



CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) announced today it completed the purchase of Tractech Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialized differentials for the commercial and specialty vehicle markets.

The transaction was announced July 15, 2005. Eaton purchased Tractech from a shareholder group led by Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P., a Cleveland-based private equity group.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2004 sales of $9.8 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 56,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.


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