Date: October 19, 2007
Eaton Acquires Babco Electric Group
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has acquired the assets of Babco Electric Group. Terms were not disclosed.
Based in Alberta, Canada, Babco Electric Group is a manufacturer of specialty low- and medium-voltage switchgear and electrical housings for use in the Canadian oil and gas industry and other harsh environments. Babco Electric Group had sales of $11 million in the fiscal year ended April 30, 2007.
“The acquisition of Babco provides access to established distribution channels and customers in Canada with a strong focus on the oil sands market, as well as increased engineering and production capabilities,” said Randy W. Carson, Eaton senior vice president and president–Electrical Group.
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.