Power management company Eaton is opening a new assembly plant in Santiago de los Caballeros, the company’s fifth manufacturing site in the Dominican Republic, to meet growing customer demand for its fuses. The project will increase supplies of Eaton’s Bussmann series fuses, which provide critical safety functionality in EVs, renewable generation and energy storage projects.
Eaton has operated in the Dominican Republic for more than 35 years, and is one of the country’s largest manufacturers. The new 65,000-square-foot assembly plant is expected to create approximately 300 manufacturing jobs. Production is scheduled to begin in 2024.
Eaton is investing large sums in its North American manufacturing operations. In 2023, the company announced nearly $750 million in investments to increase manufacturing capacity for electrical assemblies including switchgear, switchboards and circuit breakers; EV charging technology, transformers, voltage regulators and more.
“This is the latest expansion of Eaton’s manufacturing capacity to help provide the products that are at the center of the energy transformation that is happening across the globe,” said Rob Griffin, VP and General Manager of Eaton’s Bussmann Division. “Eaton’s Bussmann fuses are critical to provide safe and reliable power in electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage systems and data centers across the globe. The Eaton Santiago facility will assemble and package fuses and fuse accessories that are used in these applications.”