Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and protect the environment through the use of its energy management technologies and services. Its sustainable solutions help customers use electrical, hydraulic and mechanical energy more safely, efficiently and reliably. Eaton had revenues of $21.4 billion in 2019 and sells products in more than 175 countries. Around 92,000 employees work for Eaton worldwide. 

In Germany, Eaton develops, among other things, switching and protective devices as well as automation components for rated currents up to 1600 A and voltages up to 1000 V AC or 1500 V DC. Eaton's focus for DC INDUSTRIE is the further development and optimisation of the switching and protection function for DC circuit-breakers in industrial applications. This involves in particular the selectivity as well as the breaking behaviour at load and overload currents.