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Eaton is a power management company made up of over 96,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries.with many sites and manufacturing plants in Europe. In 2009 Eaton decided to extend its R&D capability by building a new innovation center in Europe. It was decided to locate this center in the Czech Republic to make it possible for Eaton to be close to its customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our Roztoky Eaton European Innovation Center was established in 2012 and is one of five global innovation centers around the world. It is a young, very lively facility, focused primarily on innovation in the area of electrical, automotive, hydraulic, software and aerospace applications. . Our goal is to develop and implement new solutions in the field of industrial automation, vehicle propulsion systems, power distribution, hydraulics and uninterruptible IT power supplies. We also focus increasingly on the electrification of mechanically and hydraulically operated systems.
Each of our five labs focuses on different things. In the automotive lab, we test the functionality and lifetime of combustion engines in order to try and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In the residential lab, we focus on the automation of households. For example, we develop complex, wireless, remote-controlled control systems: in real life this means that you can regulate temperature, lights and many other things in your home via a mobile app. The advantage of our innovation center is the fact that we work on everything from software development to hardware production. In our hydraulic lab, we test hydraulic components such as pumps, motors and valves. The team in our electro lab is currently working on a project in which we develop machines that communicate with other machines via Internet. This system is frequently used in automobiles. In our IT power lab we test software that monitors back-up sources used in case of a power outage. We also monitor how much power servers and back-up sources use. This is especially useful for data centers so they have an overview of how to efficiently and economically handle energy.
You can feel that Eaton is a global company in the innovation center. Our team comprises of approximately 120 people and is very diverse, with over 20 nationalities and a great balance of youth, experience, gender and backgrounds. We communicate mostly in English; however, our employees can choose different languages courses to continue their learning. We offer a number of other employee benefits in areas such as health & wellness, culture, transport, life insurance, etc. In addition employees can benefit from fully paid meal vouchers, flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home as necessary. A major advantage at the EEIC is that all the teams – that work in different technical areas – share a single building; this kind of diversity brings us incredible technical solutions. Mutual openness, a willingness to get engaged in new projects, and the desire to help each other: these three aspects create a unique and inspiring work environment full of enthusiasm and motivation.
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