Eaton creates 100 jobs with £2m pump assembly expansion

Written by: Laura Hopperton | Published:

Power management manufacturer Eaton has invested £2million in localising assembly and testing of its X20 piston pumps at its Havant plant, a move it says will create 100 new jobs over the next five years and minimise delivery times.

Plant manager Mark Foreman said: "We are expecting to see an upsurge in demand for open circuit piston pumps in the next few years as the manufacturers of original equipment increase production to meet their orders.

"Normally, this would mean that lead times would increase for products such as the X20 pump, but this investment in the Havant plant means we can actually reduce lead times to approximately half that which is industry standard now."

The firm, which currently employs 182 people at the plant in Havant, said the expansion would enable it to meet industry-leading delivery times for its products across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The investment includes a new assembly and test line for one of its pumps which is used in vehicles, including agricultural and road sweepers.

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