Eaton signs two deals in South America

Oct. 14, 2002
Eaton Corp. has signed two eight-year agreements in South America that are expected to generate more than $190 million in additional truck sales at the Eaton transmission facility in Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Volvo Trucks has agreed to have Eaton begin manufacturing Volvo heavy-duty transmissions for the South American market. Total sales are estimated at $112 million. Eaton will manufacture and
Eaton Corp. has signed two eight-year agreements in South America that are expected to generate more than $190 million in additional truck sales at the Eaton transmission facility in Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Volvo Trucks has agreed to have Eaton begin manufacturing Volvo heavy-duty transmissions for the South American market. Total sales are estimated at $112 million.

Eaton will manufacture and deliver 100% of the Volvo transmissions that will be needed to meet production requirements in the South American market. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in October 2004.

In a separate agreement, which will begin in 2003, Eaton will manufacture and deliver transmissions for AGCO and its four-wheel agricultural tractor project, known as the Buccaneer. Total sales are estimated to be $80 million.

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