Eaton buys Ultronics, electro-hydraulic valve technology

Eaton Corp. has reached an agreement to buy Ultronics Ltd. (Cheltenham, U.K.) and its advanced electro-hydraulic valve system technology. The acquisition includes Ultronics' design center in Cheltenham and a sales and applications office in Sweden. Ultronics' electro-hydraulic control valves, systems, and software are used in mobile applications in construction, forestry,...

By Staff February 1, 2004

Cleveland, OH — Eaton Corp. has reached an agreement to buy Ultronics Ltd. (Cheltenham, U.K.) and its advanced electro-hydraulic valve system technology. The acquisition includes Ultronics’ design center in Cheltenham and a sales and applications office in Sweden. Ultronics’ electro-hydraulic control valves, systems, and software are used in mobile applications in construction, forestry, agriculture, and other markets. Terms were not disclosed.

“This technology is an important strategic addition to our hydraulics product portfolio within Eaton,” says Craig Arnold, senior VP and group executive for Eaton’s fluid power business. “We’ll be able to maximize the potential of Ultronics’ expertise and innovative technology through our global presence, capabilities, and reputation in the hydraulics industry.”

Ultronics’ second principal activity is designing, developing, and supplying thin-film pressure sensors through its Senstronics business. Located in Newton Aycliffe, U.K., this Ultronics unit employs 70 people, and supplies advanced sensing solutions to customers worldwide.