Southfield’s Eaton, a power management company, has announced its eMobility business has chosen Jabil, a Florida-based global manufacturing services company, as its partner to produce electromechanical and printed circuit board assemblies.
“Jabil is a leading manufacturing solutions provider with a global footprint similar to Eaton’s,” says Jeff Lowinger, president of eMobility for Eaton. “Its international presence offers flexibility to scale production around the world when and where we need it. This partnership will benefit our customers through world-class quality and improved speed of production.”
Jabil is a manufacturing solutions provider that delivers design, manufacturing, supply chain, and product management services for many industries. It has more than 200,000 associates in 100 facilities in 29 countries.
“Jabil is proud to partner with Eaton to enable its vision of delivering electric vehicle solutions to passenger car, commercial vehicle, and off-highway original equipment manufacturers,” says Chad Morley, vice president of automotive and transportation at Jabil.
“Combining the strengths of Eaton’s industry-leading power electronics expertise and Jabil’s industrialization, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions enables Eaton to support the rapidly growing vehicle electrification market. For the past eight years, Jabil has delivered manufacturing solutions in the vehicle electrification space, and we have electronics content in more than 1 million electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today.”
Jabil offers the surface-mount technology production capacity needed for the expected increase in global electronic circuit demand.
Eaton’s eMobility business was formed by combining products, expertise, and global manufacturing capabilities from its electrical and vehicle businesses. It plans to develop new products and technologies including smart diagnostics, intelligent power electronics, and predictive health monitoring.
The company had 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. It offers solutions to help customers manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more efficiently, safely, and sustainably. Eaton has about 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.