Danfoss has entered into an agreement to acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics business. The acquisition marks a major milestone in the company’s history and its Going Great strategy.
Danfoss announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics business for a cash purchase price of US$ 3.3 billion. The acquisition is fully in line with Danfoss’ strategy to strengthen its core businesses and enhance customer value.
“Today, we take a significant and transformational step in creating a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine our largely complementary portfolios and geographic footprints,” said Kim Fausing, Danfoss President and CEO.
Mr. kim noted that Eaton Hydraulics is a highly respected player in the global industry, recognized for its dedicated people and strong brands. He emphasized that the combination of the knowledge and experience of the two businesses, will benefit customers with an unmatched expertise from a single partner.
“With this agreement, we continue to invest in our core hydraulics business and digital solutions to stay a strong technology partner,” he added.
Craig Arnold, Eaton Chairman and CEO expressed confidence that Eaton’s Hydraulics business will benefit greatly from being part of a company that has hydraulics at its core.
“When complete, this deal will bring together two talented teams with deep hydraulics knowledge and expertise. And Eaton’s hydraulics team will be part of a company that is committed to becoming a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics,” he said.
The combined business will offer industry-leading technology and a much broader portfolio of hydraulic solutions to the benefit of customers and distributors.
The Danfoss and Eaton Hydraulics businesses are leaders in the industry and have many organizational similarities, including company culture and a focus on customers, R&D and quality.
Both businesses are global with complementary geographic footprints and the combined business creates a broader presence across the world. Furthermore, the acquisition will enable Danfoss to enter the industrial hydraulics market that is served by Eaton Hydraulics.
Eaton Hydraulics provides products for customers in markets such as agriculture, construction, and in industrial market segments. The business will be transferred into the existing Danfoss business segment, Danfoss Power Solutions, adding approximately 11,000 employees and 2019 sales of US$ 2.2 billion to the business segment, which will double the hydraulics business. With this transaction, Danfoss will increase its size by one-third.
“Hydraulics is our core, and we have for years strengthened our Power Solutions business through high customer focus, as well as through significant investments in technology leadership.” said Eric Alström, President of Danfoss Power Solutions.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of the year.