Eaton launches its first ever Experience Centre in South Africa
- Experience Centre showcases Eaton’s customised solutions
- Eaton rolls out the new Hybrid Inverter in Africa
Power management company, Eaton, today launched its first ever Experience Centre in South Africa. The Centre is specifically designed to showcase Eaton’s innovations and demonstrate how they benefit customers in key segments including commercial construction, renewable energy, data centres, oil and gas, mining, utilities. It also exhibits Eaton’s innovative products and solutions for customers operating in mobile and industrial hydraulics applications as well as in the automotive industry.
Having been in Africa since 1927, Eaton understands the local needs of its customers. This can be seen through the numerous practical demos at the Experience Centre which simulate real time solutions for local industry challenges.
During this event, Eaton also launched the Hybrid Inverter, an energy saving and backup power system that allows for continued power during load shedding. It runs on energy from the sun and can power small to medium enterprises amongst others switching between main power, solar power as well as battery power – depending on availability. This solution comes at an excellent time as South African businesses are in need of alternative power solutions that ensure uninterrupted productivity and profitability during power outages.
“There is no better time to launch the Hybrid Inverter as the demand for uninterrupted and affordable power continues to grow at an alarming rate. This solution is advantageous to all sectors providing secure power and, in turn, up time in productivity. A need was identified to provide an alternative for the African market when it comes to continuously running power and I encourage business to take the time to come to the Experience Centre to view this innovative solution which promises nothing but reliability, safety and cost efficiency and will be available to customers soon,” said Shane Kilfoil – Managing Director at Eaton, Africa.
“Eaton’s unparalleled dedication to leadership in mobile and industrial applications has made us one of Africa’s preferred suppliers of hydraulic solutions and we are excited to have our latest innovations demonstrated at the Experience Centre”, said Craig de Vasconcellos – Regional Sales Manager for the hydraulics division at Eaton, Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We also provide automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers in South Africa with products and systems that are designed to improve a vehicle’s overall efficiency, performance and safety. At the Experience Centre, visitors can gain first-hand experience of our highly engineered products and solutions,” said Tom Kellett – Sales, Technical Support & Aftermarket Manager for the vehicle division at Eaton, Africa.
The capabilities of this Experience Centre will allow visitors to engage with Eaton’s business consulting experts from across the region. This will ensure they are fully prepared to make informed decisions on the best solutions for their businesses.
The Centre is open to CEOs, CIOs, VPs, IT specialists, decision makers, industry influencers as well as engineering students working towards understanding the industry and best practices from across the world implemented locally. This is one way Eaton is up-scaling skills and development across the country.