Eaton opens plant in Jafza

01 December 2013

POWER management company Eaton has announced it has invested $6 million in the development of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing hub in Dubai and its Middle East regional headquarters.

The new facility, located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), was officially opened by Eaton’s chairman and CEO Alexander M Cutler at a ceremony attended by its 160 Dubai-based employees.

The new regional headquarters will play a central role in driving Eaton’s ambitious plan to increase Middle East revenues to $800 million by 2015, a statement said.

Eaton has operated in the Middle East for more than four decades, contributing to the development of the region’s infrastructure with power management solutions that include legacy brands Westinghouse, BILL, MEM, Cutler-Hammer, Powerware and Moeller.

The opening of Eaton’s new regional headquarters follows the acquisition of Cooper Industries, completed in November 2012, which significantly increased the breadth of the company’s electrical product portfolio, globally and across the Middle East, it said.

The combined company has approximately 102,000 employees with 2012 sales of $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis in 175 countries. The new plant will ship low and medium voltage products and assemblies to oil and gas, utility and large infrastructure customers across the region.

In addition to manufacturing and assembly, the new facility will house a regional service centre.

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