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Eaton Buys 50% Stake in Chinese Busway Manufacturer

April 26, 2021
Jiangsu YiNeng Electric is a leading Chinese electrical equipment manufacturer. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Jiangsu, China, the company serves the data center, infrastructure, commercial building, telecommunications, and industrial segments.

Eaton has signed an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Jiangsu YiNeng Electric’s busway business, which manufactures and markets busway products in China and had sales of $60 million in 2020.

Jiangsu YiNeng Electric is a leading Chinese electrical equipment manufacturer. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Jiangsu, China, the company serves the data center, infrastructure, commercial building, telecommunications, and industrial segments.

“We are pleased to form this strategic relationship with YiNeng,” said Howard Liu, president, Asia-Pacific Region, Electrical Sector and Corporate China, Eaton in the release. “YiNeng’s strong presence in China combined with Eaton’s broad product portfolio and access to Southeast Asia positions us well in the high-growth busway product category and strengthens our offerings to customers in the region.”

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. After the transaction closes, the company will do business as Eaton Busway Jiangsu.