Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company ranked among the largest Fortune 500 companies. The electrical group is Eaton’s largest division and is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, power quality, automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer, MGE Office Protection Systems, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.
PowerChain Management solutions help enterprises achieve sustainable and competitive advantages through proactive management of the power system as a strategic, integrated asset throughout its life cycle. With Eaton’s distribution, generation and power quality equipment; fullscale engineering services; and information management systems, the power system is positioned to deliver powerful results: greater reliability, operating cost efficiencies, effective use of capital, enhanced safety, and risk mitigation.
Moeller Electric Ltd
Moeller in the UK “ Known for Quality and Value for over 50 years” Moeller opened its first office in the UK in 1957 and has always been associated with high quality products, well engineered solutions and responding to customer needs.
Eaton Corporation acquired Moeller in 2008 and for more information click here
History of the MEM brand
The advent of alternating current by using transformers overcame the many inherent problems of DC supplies. The first large AC power station using an improved generator was built in 1889. With a new form of power now available, independent of locality, industry was no longer tied to rivers and coalfields. The generation and distribution of electricity was now established as a new industry that would affect all others.
1908 was an eventful year in many ways. The press announced the opening of the world’s largest reservoir at Honor Oak. The Daily Mail £1000 prize for a mile-long flight was won by British airman Moore-Brabazon. Bleriot made the first successful cross-Channel flight…
Amidst all these great events a small incident passed unnoticed, with no publicity.
In March 1908, when the electrical industry was still young, W. L. Barber and two friends with a capital of only £800 opened a new business. It was registered as The Midland Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The vision displayed in creating this new enterprise was an act of faith by a man convinced of the great future of electricity – a future in which the company he had founded was destined to play a great part.
Three years later the trademark MEM was registered. It was soon to become famous by its use on tens of millions of electrical products penetrating every corner of the world.
In 2003, Eaton purchased the electrical division of London-based Delta plc. Delta’s electrical division had 3,400 employees and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Delta’s major electrical brands included MEM, Holec, Bill and Home Automation. The Delta business was integrated into Eaton’s Industrial and Commercial Controls segment.
Today, Eaton celebrates MEM's 100 years history by publishing a limited edition book to its employees...
History of the Cutler-Hammer brand
In 1914 the Cutler-Hammer brand of products was manufactured under license in the UK by Igranic Electric Company and continued through acquisitions and mergers and in 1959 it was re-named Brookhirst Igranic Ltd.
In 1971 Cutler-Hammer Inc.of Milwaukee, US acquired the company and renamed it Cutler-Hammer Europa Ltd.
In 1978 Eaton Corporation of Cleveland, US acquired Cutler-Hammer Inc including the UK operations.
The Cutler-Hammer brand of Industrial Control, Power Distribution and Crane Control products and system remained the primary electrical brand of Eaton in the UK until the acquisition by Eaton of Delta Electric Ltd and their MEM brand in 2004.
It was decided at this time to re-brand the Cutler-Hammer products under the primary brand name of Eaton and positions these alongside Eaton's MEM brand.
Their was one exception, Heavy Duty Industrial Crane Control products, which maintains the Cutler-Hammer brand.