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Eaton Awarded 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan Power Quality Company of the Year

Sydney – 20 September 2010 - Eaton Industries, a diversified industrial manufacturer and recognised leader in power quality, distribution and control, today announced that it has been awarded the 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan Power Quality Company of the Year.
The award follows Frost & Sullivan research into the Southeast Asian and Australasian Power Distribution Unit Market and Asia Pacific UPS Market in which it concluded that Eaton had surpassed its competitors and outpaced the Asia Pacific industry’s growth in 2009.  In judging the award, Frost & Sullivan found that Eaton had demonstrated superior business growth over the past two years and successfully overcome industry challenges in spite of the economic turmoil.
Michael Mallia, Marketing Manager, Distributed Power Solutions, Asia Pacific, Eaton, said, “By maintaining our strategic focus of delivering new, customer-driven power quality capabilities to organisations that demand high performance, we are delighted to be recognised as a category leader by Frost & Sullivan.  It is a great validation of our strategy and indicative of Eaton’s commitment to innovation and further exemplifies our continued momentum in the Asia Pacific region.”
Eaton’s power quality business is a global leader in power management products and services.  The organisation’s power quality portfolio encompasses a comprehensive offering of power management solutions including uninterruptible power supplies, surge protective devices, switchgear, power distribution unit, remote monitoring, meters, software, connectivity, enclosures and services.
With all its solutions, Eaton strives for continued success in leveraging technical innovation to develop next-generation solutions. From patenting the first AC inverter in 1962 to submitting eight new patents for the Eaton 9390 UPS, as well as DC power rectifier and battery cell measurement technology patents, Eaton has a continuing history of technical innovation. Eaton has more than 264 active patents and another 178 patents pending thereby maintaining a long tradition of using its technical expertise to provide customers with what they need most in a power management solution.
Citing the reasons for Eaton as a choice for this award, Ravi Krishnaswamy, Vice President of the Energy and Power Systems practice for Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific explained, “Eaton Corporation has demonstrated strong resilience in the aftermath of economic turmoil. With the company’s strategic and forward-looking undertakings, it has outpaced the industry average growth in the Asia Pacific region. The company’s efforts in broadening its UPS product spectrum and accentuating new generation green technologies, which enable energy-efficient and cost-competitive solutions in the power quality market, can be attributed to this achievement. The successful deployment of its premium range of Powerware products and strategic acquisition of Phoenixtec Power Company Ltd has provided the organisation with a significant competitive advantage.”

About Eaton 
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of US$11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Eaton's dedicated partner Web site at www.PowerAdvantage.eaton.com
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