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Eaton Completes Acquisition of ACTOM Low-Voltage in South Africa

Friday, July 01, 2011

Eaton Completes Acquisition of ACTOM Low-Voltage in South Africa09:00 EDT Friday, July 01, 2011 CLEVELAND (Business Wire) -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has completed its purchase of ACTOM Low-Voltage in South Africa. The transaction was announced January 21, 2011. ACTOM Low-Voltage is a leading South African manufacturer and supplier of motor control components, engineered electrical distribution systems and uninterruptible power supply systems. Headquartered in Johannesburg, ACTOM Low-Voltage had sales of $65 million during the last twelve months. The business has 490 employees and two manufacturing facilities in South Africa. 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. Eaton CorporationScott Schroeder,