Date: August 8, 2007
Eaton Donates RMB100,000 To China Lifeline Express Foundation
SHANGHAI … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated RMB100,000 to benefit the China Lifeline Express Foundation. Funds will be used to help the cataract sufferers in China’s poor rural areas.
The Lifeline Express has restored sight to more than 64,000 citizens with cataracts on the mainland since July 1997. The program runs three trains that stop at 64 stations in 21 provinces where they provide free surgical procedures for cataract patients from four months of age to 90 years old. Eaton donated RMB 100,000 to the foundation in 2006.
“Eaton is dedicated to improving life in the communities in which we do business,” said Victor Gao, president – Greater China, Eaton. “We are proud to be partners with The Lifeline Express Foundation and their important work to restore vision to thousands of deserving people across this country.”
Eaton began operations in China in 1993 through a joint venture agreement to manufacture steering control units and hydraulic motors. Since then, its presence has grown significantly in the region through acquisitions, joint ventures and wholly-owned subsidiaries. In China today, Eaton has 18 manufacturing facilities and 26 sales offices, with more than 5,000 employees.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.