Power management company Eaton is continuing to expand its European e-mobility business operations, adding new production, office and research facilities at several sites.
Eaton has invested in a new production facility for power electronics components in Montrottier, France. The new plant will produce high-voltage power components including traction inverters and DC-DC converters. High-volume production is scheduled to begin in mid-2023.
Eaton has also expanded a current site in Tczew, Poland, to include electrified vehicle capabilities.
Eaton’s electrical engineering design and testing facility in Bonn, Germany will increase its focus on EV systems, including the company’s Breaktor circuit protection technology.
Last year, Eaton established a new office and laboratory facility in Karlsruhe, Germany, near major manufacturers and suppliers. Here the company will add a lab for the testing of power electronics and power distribution products.
Eaton is also expanding e-mobility production in Gummersbach, Germany and Györ, Hungary.
“The electrification of automotive and commercial vehicle markets requires new capabilities to meet the changing industry,” said Mark Schneider, President, e-mobility, Eaton. “We are seeing increasing global demand for electrified vehicle solutions that are designed and produced in our European locations.”