EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently announced the acquisition of the quick disconnect coupling products, technologies, and manufacturing facilities associated with Hansen® couplings of Berea, Ohio, and Coupleurs Gromelle™ of Annemasse, France. The new coupling businesses strengthen Eaton’s ability to serve key hydraulic and pneumatic markets including the life sciences, industrial and mobile equipment, the nuclear industry, oil and gas exploration, agriculture, construction, mining, food and beverage, mobile HVAC, and process cooling water supply.
"This acquisition provides us with a more complete fluid conveyance coupling product portfolio for our customers and strengthens Eaton's regional presence to better serve key market segments," said Jeffrey Finch, senior vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Hydraulics Group’s Fluid Conveyance Operations.
“Both the Hansen and Coupleurs Gromelle names are well known in the industry,” Finch said. “As part of Eaton, these products, and the talented people that make, will significantly expand our ability to provide the best quick coupling solutions across a broad customer base.“
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 stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Coupleurs Gromelle™, Eaton®, Hansen™, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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.