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Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves International

Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.


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September 21, 2018 by Canadian Plastics

Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves.

In a bid to increase its presence in North America, Cobourg, Ont.-based Lorenz Conveying Products has acquired Flow Valves International, a flow control valve manufacturer headquartered in Evanston, Ill., for an undisclosed price.

Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.

The acquisition includes Flow Valves’ manufacturing plant in Normal, Ill., which will be renamed Lorenz Conveying Products U.S.A. Inc. The plant will retain all of its employees and resources.

“This addition of the Iris flow valves to our product line is the perfect fit with our other products,” Lorenz Conveying president Peter Lorenz said. “It gives us a new customer base that blends seamlessly with our existing clients. And the U.S. base is in the perfect location for providing service and extending our offerings to our existing clients in both America and Canada.”

Founded in 1979, Lorenz Conveying manufactures couplings, elbows, fittings, diverter valves, slide gates, cyclones, and custom fabricated accessories for pneumatic conveying, and vacuum and bulk handling systems.