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Eaton Acquires 50% Stake in Circuit Breaker Co. to Expand Into Chinese Market

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May 10, 2022

Power management company Eaton has signed an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the circuit breaker business of Jiangsu Huineng Electric Co., Ltd. (Huineng), which manufactures and markets low-voltage circuit breakers in China and had revenues of $35 million in 2021.

“Huineng’s application-tailored product offerings and manufacturing base in China, combined with Eaton’s expertise and global channels, will enable us to further expand to meet the needs of high-growth market segments such as renewable energy and grid modernization,” said Howard Liu, President, Asia-Pacific Region/Electrical Sector, Eaton. “We are excited for the opportunities this strategic relationship will bring.”

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q3 2022.

Jiangsu Huineng Electric Co., Ltd. is a Chinese high-tech electrical equipment manufacturer with a portfolio that includes breakers for renewable energy applications. Its products are widely used across markets including wind and solar and power plants.

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