Eaton Expands Oil & Gas Capabilities in Asia Pacific with Latest Acquisition of Cooper Industries

Date: Oct. 16. 2013

TOKYO … Power management company Eaton hosted its first Oil & Gas Technology Days in Japan this week to showcase its newly expanded range of electrical, hydraulics and filtration solutions for the Oil & Gas segment. The showcase also included products from Cooper Industries, which Eaton acquired late last year.

The acquisition of Cooper is the largest acquisition in Eaton’s 102-year history.  The powerful combination of the two companies is a transformational milestone that expands market segment reach, strengthens global geographic footprint and gives the new Eaton one of the broadest portfolios of products, services and solutions in the electrical marketplace.

"We see tremendous growth potential in the Asia Pacific region and we are uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive component and service solution portfolio tailored for oil & gas applications, “said Gardiner Henderson, Eaton’s global segment director for oil & gas.

"Eaton has been part of the oil & gas industry for several decades and now with the transformational acquisition of Cooper Industries, we are building new capabilities, expanding our manufacturing presence, and launching new products and solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers in the region. It gives us a unique strategic advantage to include Cooper to our existing range of industry-leading electrical, hydraulics and filtration product offerings.”

Eaton has been working hard and committed to delivering its innovative solutions to meet the needs of its customers across the region. With over 100 years of experience and many projects implemented, Eaton offers the full range of integrated services for EPC plants.

"Our customized, innovative solutions can be retrofitted to extend lifecycles, meeting changing regulatory and processing requirements.  And with leading safety products, including Crouse-Hinds, we offer a unique combination of systems, components and services that ensure our customers minimize risk and optimize their investment,”  added Henderson.

At the events in Tokyo, Eaton displayed a comprehensive range of customized solutions for the oil & gas industry in Asia Pacific that ensure optimized performance for lower cost of ownership and reduced complexity, increased operational predictability and reduced probability of hazardous situations and environmental issues.

Eaton is engaged in a major strategic initiative to grow its oil and gas business in Asia Pacific. The Oil & Gas Technology Day is part of a strategic initiative – a series of events – to reach out to customers and end-users, and enable effective market interactions across major regions and key customer segments.

Eaton brings a new dimension of expertise to help master the heavy power capabilities and safety systems integral to uninterrupted operations in the harshest environments and to the maximization of refining operations.  The key displays at the Technology Day included representations from Eaton’s industry leading and game changing portfolio of oil & gas offerings such as:

• Eatonite™ laser cladding that offers state of the art protection for surfaces exposed to harsh environmental conditions such as salt spray. This extends the life of products and reduces costs of unplanned maintenance and equipment downtime

• Eaton AxisPro™ proportional valves provide integrated programmable control capabilities in sophisticated electrohydraulic axis control applications. 

• Eaton’s LifeSense® hydraulic hose monitoring system keeps constant watch on  the health of hydraulic hose assemblies, detects events that indicate the hose is beginning to fail, and notifies the user prior to hose failure with enough time to replace hose before it fails. This enhances safety, reduces system downtime, clean-up costs, environmental damage and increases service life by up to 50%.

• The FlashGard® incorporates industry-leading technology to enhance personnel safety and protect equipment from the dangers of arc flash. Eaton's innovative arc-preventative design emphasizes prevention, insulation and isolation to support safety during maintenance operations. 

• LED luminaires - In addition to extreme long life and energy efficiency, they remove the high maintenance costs associated with traditional lamps. They can be used in IEC & NEC applications in Zone ½ & Div. ½ with many retrofit possibilities. Unique Zone 1 GRP retrofit models are also available.

• ACE series explosion-proof variable frequency drives are designed using the first ever NEMA 7 enclosure with active cooling, allowing the solution to be rated Class I/2 and ATEX Q1 2014.  The explosion proof drives can be mounted next to the motor in the classified area, providing significant installation cost savings.

• Long Span Weight Saving Cable Management Systems – Eaton’s B-Line introduces the cutting edge technology for cable management: from 9 meter long span cable tray to 1.2mm weight saving cable tray in stainless steel for jetty and offshore applications.

 Integrated CCTV Systems and HMI – Eaton’s Hernis and MTL offer a complete range of CCTV systems and HMI devices for both onshore & offshore applications. They are additionally specializing in systems for installation within the drilling derek where vibration is a major factor.


Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit