Eaton completes Moeller integration, Actom acquisition

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Eaton announced details of the product and packaging changes it is making to finalize integration of The Moeller Group, which it acquired in 2008. Eaton also announced the completion of its purchase of Actom Low-Voltage in South Africa announced Jan. 21.

The Moeller logo now is being to be replaced by the Eaton logo on all products and packaging. These changes will flow through the supply chain throughout 2011 with a target completion date of Jan. 1, 2012. The products will have the same form, fit and function and carry the same order codes to facilitate reassurance of continuity of supply and build quality. The former name will appear as Moeller series on the product rating and carton labels in recognition of the value it has transitioned to Eaton.

Eaton says that in terms of organization, product and production techniques, it has fully integrated Moeller during the last two plus years. During this time, Moeller facilities have been adopting the Eaton Business System, a single continuous improvement system covering work processes, tools and tooling.

Actom Low-Voltage is a South African manufacturer and supplier of motor control components, engineered electrical distribution systems and uninterruptible power supply systems. Headquartered in Johannesburg, Actom Low-Voltage had sales of $65 million during the last 12 months, according to Eaton. The business has 490 employees and two manufacturing facilities in South Africa.