Carpenter Technology Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive asset purchase agreement for the purchase of substantially all of the assets and business of Puris LLC, a producer of titanium powder for Additive Manufacturing and advanced technology applications, for $35 million.
The assets and business to be acquired include Puris’ titanium powder operations and business, Additive Manufacturing assets, patents and related intellectual property. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and closing is expected to occur during the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
“This acquisition will provide Carpenter with immediate entry into the rapidly expanding titanium powder market and is consistent with our strategic focus on strengthening our leadership position in important growth areas,” stated Tony Thene, Carpenter’s President & CEO.
“Puris brings industry leading technology and processes for the production of titanium powder, Additive Manufacturing part production capabilities, a talented team, attractive intellectual property and established customer relationships. The strengths of Puris, coupled with Carpenter’s reputation as an industry leading producer of premium alloys and our global commercial reach, will allow us to further deliver on the growing needs of our customers,” added Thene.
As a result of the transaction, Carpenter will enter the titanium powder market significantly earlier than previously planned and will reduce its planned fiscal year 2017 capital expenditures by approximately $20 million.
Operations will continue at the existing site which is well positioned for future expansion and will operate as a functional unit of Carpenter Powder Products, complementing Carpenter’s existing broad portfolio of well-established Powder Metallurgy offerings.
Stephen Peskosky, Vice President of Corporate Development at Carpenter stated, “The addition of titanium powder to Carpenter’s existing capabilities is significant due to the current and anticipated demand increases from the Additive Manufacturing industry, which produces mission critical parts supplied to Aerospace and Medical markets, as well as other markets.”
“As we continue to differentiate Carpenter as a solutions provider and market focused company, we believe the expansion of our powder and Additive Manufacturing capabilities further enhances the value we provide our customers and further expands our long-term growth profile,” added Peskosky.
Puris is based in Bruceton Mills, West Virgina, and is a leading producer of titanium powder for Additive Manufacturing and other applications. The company is said to utilise world-leading technology and processes for the production of titanium and other pre-alloyed powders of the highest integrity. In addition, the flexibility of Puris’ production capacity and process enables fulfilment of both high volume demands, as well as custom lots. Since its founding in 2014, Puris has successfully built leading capabilities, established advanced technology procedures and earned valuable quality approvals and accreditations.