Eaton focuses on local innovation and distribution in Greater China
Company hosts inaugural distributor meeting for hydraulics distributors in Great China

Date: 2014/4/14

SHANGHAI…At power management company Eaton's inaugural meeting of distributors in greater China, the company reaffirmed its commitment to China's hydraulic market and its intent to strengthen its technology capabilities in the region.

The event, which brought together Eaton's engineering, marketing, sales and senior leadership as well as Hydraulics industry experts, distributors and customers provided a one of a kind opportunity for Eaton's Distributors to expand their business and product knowledge, network with industry peers, and influence product and program offerings from Eaton. The event also provided participants with a chance to build their skills through a number of technical workshops, detailed product overviews, hands-on demonstrations and panel discussions that featured the latest market and product trends.

"Close cooperation with our distributors has strengthened our ability to understand and serve local customers and we are seeing the results," said Frank Herr, general manager for Eaton's Hydraulics Group, Greater China. "Continuing to build these relationships and helping our distributors better meet their customers' needs in an important market like China is what this event is all about."

According to the 12th five-year-plan, China will reach an urbanization rate of 51.5 percent by 2015. This means that urbanization, the major engine for future economic and social development, will take China's economy to a new "expressway". With product enhancements and state-of-the-art solutions, Eaton will be poised to play an active role in China's industry structural upgrades and infrastructure construction, such as urban public facilities construction, agriculture mechanization, and promotion of energy-efficient and sustainable equipment. Eaton will continue to accelerate product localization and technology upgrade through close interaction with local customers.

Herr continued, "As China moves forward with its new model of sustainable urbanization, many traditional industries such as construction, mining, transportation, logistics and equipment manufacturing will be upgrading and transforming. This urbanization provides opportunities for a company like Eaton that's committed to serving local markets with safe, efficient and reliable products and solutions to meet these growing energy and power demands."

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit