Houston, Texas -- Forum Energy Technologies Inc. said 2 Oct that it has acquired Syntech Technology Inc., a manufacturer of syntactic foam buoyancy materials used for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and other deepwater flotation applications. Syntech is based in Lorton, Virginia.
Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Cris Gaut, Forum's chairman and chief executive officer, remarked, "Syntech is a welcome addition to our Forum Subsea Technologies product line and integrates an important part of the ROV supply chain. We plan to continue Syntech's long legacy of providing top quality buoyancy materials to all of Syntech's customers, while investing in the company to expand capacity and to serve new markets."
Founded in 1985, Syntech is a leading manufacturer of syntactic buoyancy foam for a variety of applications, including buoyancy foams for deep underwater flotation and underwater acoustic materials. The company serves the marine and oceanographic industries worldwide.
Forum Energy Technologies, headquartered in Houston, is a global provider of manufactured technologies and applied products to the energy industry, and uses polyurethane foam and solid elastomers in its products. FET's over 3200 employees provide the products and technologies essential to solving the increasingly complex challenges of the energy industry.