Eaton Completes Walterscheid Purchase


Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has completed the purchase of Walterscheid Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH (Walterscheid) from GKN plc, a London-based automotive and aerospace supplier.

Eaton reported on June 22 that it reached agreement with GKN to purchase Walterscheid for $48 million. Walterscheid is a German manufacturer of hydraulic tube connectors and fittings and had 2003 sales of $52 million. Its products are used in mobile and stationary markets such as construction, agricultural equipment and machine tools.

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