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Through acquiring Ulusoy Elektrik, Eaton now complements its medium voltage IEC portfolio, improves market access and adds manufacturing capacity.

Eaton Africa’s recent acquisition of a controlling interest in Ulusoy Elektrik, a leading manufacturer of medium voltage electrical equipment based in Ankara, Turkey is set to improve the ability to develop innovative power solutions for the African market.

The company shared the various benefits of the acquisition to its customers on the continent during the African Utility Week (AUW), which took place from 14 to 16 May 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

“The acquisition of Ulusoy Elektrik complements Eaton’s IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission standard) portfolio and strengthens our ability to provide tailored medium-voltage solutions,” said Seydou Kane, managing director, Eaton Electrical Africa.

“In addition, it provides us with improved access to the medium-voltage market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and adds a competitive, high-capability manufacturing base to our existing footprint.”

For example, the Ulusoy Elektrik portfolio includes gas-insulated MV switchgear (GIS) at higher voltage levels (36kV) than Eaton currently offers in IEC markets, as well as transformers and cable accessories that are not part of Eaton’s portfolio today.

“The acquisition comes at a perfect time and through this great AUW platform, we can demonstrate modern, sustainable electrical power systems to utilities and municipalities, involved in power generation, transmission and distribution,” Kane said.

“Industrial customers, such as mines and large-scale manufacturers in Africa will also benefit from a wider Eaton product range and increased flexibility in response to their power management requirements,” concluded Kane.

Eaton’s involvement at AUW this year was extensive, with participation in the Utility CEO Forum, moderating and participating in panel discussions as well sponsoring the Power Award category during the awards evening on 15 May 2019. Eaton’s exhibition stand – G32A – also demonstrated the company’s range of smart low and medium voltage solutions.

About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

About Eaton in Africa

Eaton has been in Africa since 1927 with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria, with 200k ft² of manufacturing space located in South Africa and Morocco. A certified BBBEE Level 1 contributor in South Africa, Eaton offers a broad portfolio supplemented by “made for Africa” products and solutions. Eaton has over 700 employees and numerous distributors across the region, allowing us the opportunity to help our customers grow and provide sustainable economic benefits to the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.eaton.com