Caterpillar Purchases Outstanding Share of Intelligent Switchgear Organization Joint Venture from Eaton Corporation

For Worldwide Release: December 5, 2017
Release Number: EEPR2217

Caterpillar to assume full ownership of manufacturer of low- and medium- voltage switchgear, generator set controls, and automatic transfer switches 

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the company has purchased the remaining interest in Intelligent Switchgear Organization (ISO), Caterpillar’s joint venture with Eaton Corporation that develops and produces low- and medium- voltage switchgear, generator set controls, and automatic transfer switches. 

Caterpillar purchased Eaton’s interest in ISO and dissolved the joint venture effective on December 1. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Current ISO employees will join Caterpillar, and engineering and manufacturing will continue at the ISO facility in Alpharetta, Ga. Eaton will continue as a supplier of electrical components. 

“This acquisition differentiates Caterpillar in the market by enabling us to provide a wide range of complete power solutions from a single supplier,” said Tom Frake, vice president of Caterpillar’s Global Power Solutions Division. “Through this purchase, we can streamline our supply chain and other key processes so Caterpillar and the Cat® dealer network are able to deliver even more value for the customer by providing complete solutions.” 

ISO manufactures complex electrical interfaces and controls associated with integrated power solutions. Distributed exclusively through the Cat dealer network, products developed and produced by ISO include paralleling switchgear and automatic transfer switches used for emergency or prime power applications for a wide variety of facilities, ranging from commercial and industrial facilities to utility and power generation installations. 

Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment. 

For more information, visit www.cat.com/powergeneration or e-mail cat_power@cat.com. To interact with other power generation professionals in our online community, register at www.cat.com/powergeneration.   

 

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