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HANSENS ENGINEERING NAMED A TOP SUPPLIER BY EATON

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored its best suppliers at its second annual Supplier Awards Program on March 28 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.  The event recognized 50 companies as Premier Suppliers. From that group, 12 received highest honors as the company’s Supplier Excellence Award winners.

One of the 12 receiving highest honors was Hansens Engineering, headquartered in South Africa. Hansens supplies machined flanges to Eaton and was recognized in 2006 as a Premier Supplier. This year, the company became a Supplier Excellence Award winner, receiving recognition for zero defects per million, 100 percent on-time delivery, customer focus, year-over-year price reductions and other achievements.

Richard B. Jacobs, Eaton’s vice president–Supply Chain Management, said, “We have thousands of suppliers, and we evaluate them on quality, productivity, innovation and technology. The companies we are honoring with these awards excel in these critical categories.” 

“These suppliers are the very best in our global supply base,” Jacobs said.  “They make a real contribution to the continuing success of our business.”

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety.  Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.  For more information, visit www.eaton.com.