A global power management company, Eaton International Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding with Intu-gROUP, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, with interest in oil and gas, mining logistics, information technology, finance and real estate.
The deal would enable Intu-gROUP to warehouse and market Eaton products, deliver business process improvements and solutions at competitive prices to its customers.
Eaton, which specialises in helping customers manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably, employs over 103,000 people worldwide and serves customers in 175 countries.
In Africa, the company focuses on the creation of customised solutions to meet customers’ specific power management needs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Accra, Shane Kilfoil, the Managing Director for Africa — Eaton Electrical Sector, said Eaton would continue to build a more energy efficient West Africa through partnership with local agencies and companies.
“The partnership with Intu-gROUP will enable Eaton to provide advanced power management technologies to enhance businesses to do more with less energy in an emerging market like Ghana.
“Eaton is therefore, delighted that this signing ceremony will further bring Eaton closer to its customers in Ghana and the West Africa region,” he stated.
He said as Eaton continues to explore veritable avenues to serve the needs of its customers in Ghana, it is committed to building business relationships across the West Africa region, providing energy-efficient solutions that help its customers to effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, sustainably and safely.
Mr. Kilfoil announced that Eaton would be leveraging its expertise and capabilities in Africa through its manufacturing facilities in South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, its extensive distributor network and a dedicated team of 900 employees across the region to support the US government’s Power Africa initiative in Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
“Our knowledge of the Ghanaian market, added to decades of providing customised services to our partners, positions Intu-gROUP as the go-to company, in this partnership with global energy giant, Eaton Industries,” said Bryan Acheampong, Intu-gROUP Chief Executive Officer.
“This partnership will no doubt catalyse sustainable growth in Ghana’s energy sector, providing individuals and businesses with sustainable and reliable energy source,” he added.
He said within the next 24 months, Eaton, in collaboration with Intu-gROUP, would introduce modular power in the country to help address the power crisis.
Charles Iyo, the Regional Manager – West Africa, Eaton International Industries, expressed his joy over the signing of the agreement, stating that, it would lead to an improvement in the power sector in Ghana.
Intu-gROUP provides a diversified range of products and services to its customers by creating and maintaining strategic alliances with leading vendors and business solution providers.
The Group has over two decades worth of combined experience and know-how in tackling the most complex problems, working with leaders and their staff to deliver business process improvements and solutions at competitive prices thus improving cost efficiency and employee productivity.
Eaton has been in Africa since 1937 with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, Algeria and Nigeria.