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Eatonís second greenfield facility to be set up in Ranjangaon near Pune Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Wednesday, 02 July 2008
In order to meet the increasing demand for transmission components both in India and abroad, Eaton India, a subsidiary of $13 billion US engineering firm Eaton Corporation has plans to set up another greenfield facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune.

The company’s first greenfield plant in Ranjangaon, which started production earlier this year, manufactures gears and shafts and assembles medium and heavy truck transmission systems for the Indian market and for export to Europe, Brazil and the US. The plant employs about 120 people and has an existing capacity of 15,000 transmission units.

A leading business daily, Hindu's Business Line, reported that Mr. Shyam Kambeyanda, Managing Director, Eaton India said that the company’s six- speed and nine-speed transmissions were currently being supplied to Tata Motors for its ‘world truck’ and transmissions would be supplied to Mahindra & Mahindra  for its joint venture project with US-based International Truck and Engine Corporation.

Although the parent company, Eaton Corporation, has always been a manufacturer of transmission components for trucks, it entered the power sector in a big way with its acquisitions of Cutler-Hammer and Westinghouse brands and it is now a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control. Today, the company owes 45% of its sales to its electrical division.

Eaton also provides fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment.

In the automotive sector, Eaton Corporation also produces 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 79,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in the US, Brazil, China, Poland, Mexico and India.

Eaton began its operations in India in 1999 by acquiring two manufacturing plants for hydraulic components in Pune and Mumbai. In 2003, the company set up the Eaton India Engineering Center in Pune with an initial focus on the Fluid Power business. Its team of over 400 engineers now performs a full range of high-end engineering and development work for all of Eaton’s business segments.  

Mr Kambeyanda said that the company expects a market of $2.5 billion in the  Asia-Pacific region for the next financial year.

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