MRO Magazine

Barnes Group Inc. to Acquire Thermoplay® S.p.A.


July 23, 2015
By Business Wire News

BRISTOL, Conn.

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B), an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Thermoplay® S.p.A. Thermoplay specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of hot runner solutions for plastic injection molding applications primarily in the packaging, automotive, and medical end markets.

Thermoplay’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Pont-Saint-Martin in Aosta, Italy, with technical service capabilities in China, India, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, and Brazil. The company has annual revenues of approximately €35 million and over 200 employees serving customers worldwide.

Barnes Group has agreed to purchase 100% of Thermoplay’s capital stock for €50 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments, and is expected to finance the transaction with cash on hand and borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility. Following the closing, Thermoplay will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s Industrial segment.

“This acquisition represents an excellent opportunity for us to further expand our service offerings to the plastic injection molding industry,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc. “Thermoplay allows us to increase our presence in favorable end markets, leverage the many differentiated technologies we offer in this area, and further globalize our plastic injection mold and hot runner manufacturing capabilities. We are excited about adding the Thermoplay business and skilled workforce to Barnes Group and continuing Thermoplay’s relentless commitment to customer satisfaction.”

Barnes Group expects to close the transaction in August 2015.

About Barnes Group

Founded in 1857, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. The highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions delivered by Barnes Group are used in far-reaching applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products, and technology to the world. Barnes Group’s approximately 4,500 skilled and dedicated employees, at more than 60 locations worldwide, are committed to achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.

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Barnes Group Inc.
William Pitts
Director, Investor Relations
860-583-7070