Eaton Acquire Souriau: What You Need to Know
For many years, our range of Souriau industrial connectors and accessories have been some of the most trusted and widely used products in the Northern Connectors portfolio. Now, the Souriau brand name is transitioning to a new identity - Eaton.
Moving forward, popular products such as the Souriau UTO Series and Souriau UTS series will be listed under the world-renowned Eaton branding. If you are looking for premium connectors that offer robust performance, you can rest assured that the newly rebranded Eaton range will offer the same benefits and reliable quality as they always have.
Read on to find out more about the background behind this rebranding and what it will mean for you as a customer, courtesy of the connector specialists here at Northern Connectors.
Why is Souriau rebranding as Eaton?
Souriau has long been established as one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance electro-mechanical solutions, with the organisation’s history dating back more than 100 years. The Souriau brand is particularly well known for its highly robust connectors for harsh environments, which are widely used in the aerospace, defense, industrial, energy and transport industries.
In 2019, Souriau was acquired by Eaton, one of the largest and most prestigious vendors of power management solutions in the world. Offering energy-efficient technologies for safely managing electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power, Eaton is a trusted global brand, selling products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Eaton has now chosen to bring the Souriau product line under the international Eaton identity in order to unify its global branding, ensuring that buyers across the world will be able to purchase these products with full confidence and recognition of the world-renowned Eaton name.
Will I still be able to purchase all of the same connectors?
This rebranding will not affect the availability of any of the products you have come to know and rely upon. At Northern Connectors, we will continue to provide the same familiar, comprehensive selection of high-quality products under the new Eaton branding, including:
- Souriau UTGX Series
- Souriau UTO Series
- Souriau SMS Series (Quick Mating Connectors)
- Souriau UTG Series
- Souriau UTP Series
- Souriau UTL Series
- Souriau VGE1 - FER1 Series
- Souriau Clipper Series
- Souriau JMX Series
At least initially, all of these connectors will continue to bear the Souriau name as part of their product designation, even as the overall manufacturer branding shifts over to the new Eaton name. This will make it easy for you to find the products you are familiar with when browsing our rebranded Eaton catalogue.
What will this change mean for me?
Beyond the new name, this rebranding will not result in any significant changes to your customer experience when purchasing these Eaton products. The Souriau-branded connectors you purchase will deliver the same great performance at the same affordable price, and if you require support, you will be able to contact the same people as before for advice and assistance.
You will also still be able to rely on Northern Connectors to provide our signature 48-hour dispatch service for Eaton's Souriau UTO and UTS ranges of industrial connector planforms, which are assembled from stocked piece-parts. Our considerable in-house expertise on Eaton’s product range makes this possible, and also means that our team is always on hand to answer any questions you might have when selecting an Eaton connector for your application.
We understand that customers who have been relying on our robust, reliable Souriau connectors for many years will simply want to see that same standard of service and product quality continue. As such, we are happy to confirm that although the brand name may have changed, you can continue to put your full faith in Eaton’s industry-leading portfolio of electro-mechanical connectors, cable assemblies, and related accessories.
Find out more
If you want to know more about Souriau connectors or need guidance with selecting a suitable solution for your application, Northern Connectors is here to help.