Synventive Owner Buys Männer

Hot runner suppliers unite.

Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, Conn., an international aerospace and industrial manufacturing and service provider, last month agreed to buy Männer of Bahlingen, Germany, a moldmaker and supplier of hot-runner valve-gate systems. Männer also builds a unique micro-molding machine. Männer USA is located in Lawrenceville, Ga. This is Barnes Group’s second plastics acquisition: Last year, Barnes purchased Synventive Molding Solutions, Peabody, Mass., another major supplier of hot-runner systems and components.