Eaton to Provide Hydraulic Cylinders for National Flood-Control Project in Japan

Date: December 7, 2009

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has secured a major hydraulic cylinder contract for one of Japan’s largest flood-control projects on the Shinano River that flows from Nagano to Niigata in Northern Japan.

IHI Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, has contracted Eaton to supply 20 cylinders to open and close large barrage gates, which will control and regulate water levels to prevent flooding and support critical irrigation infrastructure for agriculture. The cylinders will be manufactured at Eaton’s Eindhoven, Netherlands, facility and will feature Eaton’s advanced ceramic-coated rods and Hypos position sensor system. 

“Eaton’s important new business with IHI demonstrates the advantages we can provide the civil construction industry in Japan and around the world,” said Noriyuki Kimata, President of Eaton Fluid Power Japan.

“It illustrates Eaton’s focus and expertise in providing sustainable and responsible power management solutions for civil construction, hydropower, water management, irrigation and other environmental projects that help our customers meet critical environmental needs.”

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics .

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. 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. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .



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