Doughty Hanson acquired a majority stake in Moeller in September 2005.
At the time of the investment, Moeller was one of Europe’s largest suppliers of systems and components concerned with power distribution and automation in industrial, infrastructure and residential building applications. The company enjoyed number one positions in Austria, Norway, Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania and was the third largest supplier to the German market.
Moeller‘s global sales network included 31 sales subsidiaries with over 350 sales offices in more than 90 countries. The business was headquartered in Bonn and operated 15 production facilities worldwide.
The majority of Moeller’s products are safety critical and to a large extent fall under regulated standards. Key products include circuit breakers, command and control devices, motor starters and drives.
In April 2008, Moeller was sold to global power distribution giant Eaton Corporation for €1.6bn.
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