Eaton plans to expand production in Dammam

Eaton plans to expand production in Dammam
Updated 10 November 2013

Eaton plans to expand production in Dammam

Eaton plans to expand production in Dammam

A US power management company expressed its plans on Sunday to expand production in Dammam to include low voltage and medium voltage switchgear for high end infrastructure as well as oil and gas customers.
Eaton’s Chairman and CEO Alexander M. Cutler made this announcement on Sunday at a press conference held in Riyadh.
He said plans were being chalked out for such an expansion, which would include the size and the volume of investment of the proposed project.
“Eaton is also increasing production at its present facility and adding a service center to meet growing customer demand in the Kingdom and the region as a whole,” Cutler added.
Announcing its alignment with the Kingdom’s drive for more diversified economic growth, Cutler discussed the company’s contribution toward the development of the Kingdom’s oil and gas, construction and utility sectors. He had a series of meetings with customers and government officials in Riyadh and proposes to have similar discussions with businessman in the Eastern Province, too.
“For more than four decades, Eaton has contributed to the development of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure with power management solutions that include legacy brands Westinghouse, MEM, Cutler-Hammer, Powerware and Moeller,” he added.
Eaton now has offices across the Kingdom in Riyadh, Alkhobar and Jeddah. In 2009, Eaton opened its first manufacturing facility in the Kingdom in Dammam where it currently assembles its B-Line range of support systems and Crouse Hinds range of assemblies and enclosures.
He pointed out that Eaton also provides critical power management solutions and services in support of some of the most high profile projects in the Kingdom, including the construction of one of the world’s largest integrated chemical facilities by Sadara Chemical Company.
He recalled Eaton’s acquisition of Cooper Industries, completed in November 2012, significantly increased the breadth of its electrical product portfolio, globally and across the Middle East.
The combined company has approximately 102,000 employees with 2012 sales of $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis in 175 countries. In the Middle East, Eaton employs more than 300 people in 19 offices across the region.
“Eaton is growing rapidly in the Middle East, forecasting 18 percent growth in 2013 revenues compared to the previous year.”
“Eaton has a long-standing history of doing business in Saudi Arabia, and we are investing heavily to further the development of our business here,” said Cutler.
“We are proud to be contributing to some of the Kingdom’s most high profile infrastructure projects that are behind the country’s extraordinary investment growth. Our commitment to Saudi Arabia will include investment to expand our local team to ensure Eaton is able to fully meet the power management needs of our customers in the Kingdom and the overall drive to build a more diversified economy,” Cutler said, adding that 35 Saudi engineers are working for Eaton.
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.