Eaton’s clutch division partners with Kongsberg automotive

AUBURN, Ind. — Eaton Corporation recently announced that Eaton’s Clutch Division has partnered with Kongsberg Automotive for mutual marketing of clutch actuation and gear shift systems.

This is a five-year exclusive agreement for business in North America, and includes Eaton’s Aeroquip hoses and fittings from its Fluid Power business unit.

"There are many independent manual clutch actuation suppliers, with each one supplying a portion of the system," says Gene Stein, customer service manager for Eaton’s clutch division. "Increasingly, our customers are seeking system solutions along with a reduced supplier base, and these agreements give us the ability to provide that value, with a single point of contact for OEMs, truck owners and service providers. The Kongsberg partnership will add important technology and user value to the Roadranger Drivetrain System."

Stein says there is a clear trend toward hydraulic clutch actuation for ease of packaging the components in the vehicle in both markets, providing opportunities to provide improved clutch pedal efforts to customers with the use of optional boosted systems.

For more information on Eaton, visit www.eaton.com

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