Komline-Sanderson acquires Barnes International

Doubles Komline’s product capacity

Komline-Sanderson has acquired Barnes International, an Illinois-based manufacturer of coolant filtration equipment. The acquisition is expected to expand the formers product and service offerings, manufacturing capacity, and geographic reach.

Komline provides and maintains filtration and pollution control solutions for its customers around the world, including municipal wastewater treatment facilities, waste-to-energy utilities, and industrial processing plants in end markets such as chemical manufacturing, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. With this acquisition, Komline will expand its filtration offerings to include those used by automotive, aerospace, and industrial products manufacturers. With these additional capabilities, Komline will be able to increase its ability to address the challenges its customers are facing in fluid and gas filtration.

Danai Brooks, CEO of Komline, is confident the acquisition will “more than double” the company’s product capacity with facilities in Ohio and Illinois, creating a broader and more flexible manufacturing footprint. “Barnes has been providing critical products to its customers for more than 100 years, and we intend to continue that tradition of service and success as we join forces to offer even more benefits to our combined customer base,” he added.

Founded in 1907, Barnes began as a drill and tapping company serving the automotive industry with a variety of equipment, and it introduced its first filtration products in the 1950s. In addition to US automotive companies, Barnes serves customers in the aerospace, agriculture, and general machine tool industries.