Eaton Expands European eMobility Operations to Support Global EV Market

What’s Happening

Intelligent power management company Eaton is expanding and evolving its European eMobility business to better support the electric vehicle market. The company is enhancing its design capabilities, technologies, and operations to deliver solutions for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and off-highway OEMs worldwide.

Why It Matters

As the electrification of the automotive and commercial vehicle markets grows, new capabilities are needed to meet changing industry demands. Eaton is experiencing an increasing demand for electrified vehicle solutions, particularly those designed and produced in its European locations.

Key Points

  • Eaton’s eMobility business has invested in a state-of-the-art production facility for power electronics components in Montrottier, France. High-volume production is set to begin in mid-2023, focusing on advanced vehicle traction inverters and DC/DC converters with an emphasis on power density and efficiency.
  • The company expanded a site in Tczew, Poland, to include electrified vehicle capabilities, reflecting Eaton’s ability to provide solutions for the transition from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles to electrified powertrains.
  • Eaton’s site in Bonn, Germany, is leveraging its electrical expertise for electric vehicle systems, designing the award-winning Breaktor® circuit protection technology, which outperforms current EV circuit protection solutions.
  • A new site in Karlsruhe, Germany, was established to serve as a base for customer interaction and engineering services, featuring a state-of-the-art innovation and testing lab for power electronics and power distribution products.
  • Eaton is also expanding eMobility production in Gummersbach, Germany, and Györ, Hungary, by leveraging its Electrical Sector manufacturing facilities.

Bottom Line

Eaton’s continued expansion and evolution of its European eMobility business demonstrates the company’s commitment to meeting the growing global demand for electrified vehicle solutions. By investing in cutting-edge facilities, technologies, and operations, Eaton aims to support the global shift towards electrification and sustainability, helping to solve urgent power management challenges while improving the quality of life for people everywhere. The company, founded in 1911, reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022 and serves customers in over 170 countries.


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