We are our history
Eton Systems was founded in 1967 and was sprung from Eton Fashion, a Swedish company making shirts since 1928. Early on Eton Fashion realized the benefits of streamlining its production process, minimizing downtime, and utilize factory premises better. This led to the development of Eton Systems – the world’s first UPS system.
Inge Davidson, a self-trained technician and co-owner of the Eton Shirt factory designed a hanging conveyor system that didn’t waste valuable floor space and required no major modification to existing machines. Like most great inventions, Davidson’s system was simple, effective, and brilliant. His system allowed all the material needed for a specific garment to be transported as a unit directly to the sewing machine of any workstation. When an operation was completed at one workstation, the system would automatically send the unit on to the next. The factory’s efficiency increased immediately. Workstation operators could now concentrate on sewing, wasting no time handling bundles of unfinished garments. Not only did productivity improve, but production could now be planned and controlled down to the finest detail.
Eton Systems was soon founded alongside the Eton shirt factory to offer the benefits of Davidson’s system to others. Over the years, the system has been developed and expanded in response to feedback from customers and clients around the world. And our ongoing operations in the garment industry provide us with unique insight and understanding of the challenges that the industry faces.
The most recent incarnation of the original Eton UPS concept is now gaining recognition as the industry standard for precise and comprehensive production control by leading global manufacturers. No other system offers the same level of flexibility, quality, and return on your investment. We’re proud of our system. And we think it shows.
Today there are more than 4 500 Eton systems installed in more than 75 countries and in different production areas, including garment, home textiles, furniture, plastic, and automotive industries. The Eton Systems' headquarters is situated in Gånghester, outside Borås, in Sweden.