“Eaton is ready to build and nurture relationships across sectors for better energy future for Africa and Nigeria”

Charles IyoExclusive interview with Charles Iyo, Regional Sales Manager, West Africa – Eaton Electrical Sector. Eaton is a bronze sponsor for the upcoming West African Power Industry Convention in Lagos.

Can we start with an overview of your company’s interests in the power industry in Africa, and in West Africa in particular?
Eaton’s interests and investment in Nigeria’s power industry is to provide world-class power management solutions for energy intensive industries that will effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

What current projects in this region are you most excited about at the moment?
As part of its Nigeria business growth agenda, Eaton will host industry players and customers at an Eaton Tech Day slated for February 2015 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos. The Tech Day will provide a platform for Eaton to showcase its solutions in key segments to industry leaders in Africa’s biggest market.

Any success stories you can share?
Eaton has recently been launched in West Africa with regional hub in Nigeria to effectively manage energy using customised technologies to meet the average energy need of businesses and consumers.

What in your view are the main challenges to the industry currently?
Like every other industry, the power industry has its own challenges but Eaton is committed to the development of innovative technologies necessary to increase efficiency of energy use per consumer in Africa.

What is your vision for this industry?
The Eaton vision is to provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

Why did you decide to partner with WAPIC this year?
As a global player, Eaton is ready to build and nurture relationships across sectors for better energy future for Africa and Nigeria.

What will your message be at the event?
Eaton as a global power management company is providing leadership through the creation of solutions to West Africa’s power management challenges.