Altra Industrial Motion recently acquired Bauer Gear Motor, a privately-held company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany. Bauer is a European manufacturer of high-quality gearmotors, offering engineered solutions to a variety of industries. As part of Altra Industrial Motion, Bauer Gear Motor joins Boston Gear, with a broad offering of gearing products, including the industry standard 700 Series worm gear speed reducer. "With strong expertise in both integral gear motor technology and C-face gear drive engineering, Altra now offers a comprehensive suite of application dedicated products," said Craig Schuele, Altra vice president of marketing and business development. "Bauer Gear Motor, together with Boston Gear, provides our customers with the reliability of two world-class brands and more than 200 years of combined experience." Both Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor have extensive experience and application knowledge in industries including material handling, food processing, packaging, bottling, and metals. Bauer Gear Motor is a globally recognized brand of quality integral gear motors. Known for streamlined gear-train designs, market-specific features, motor manufacturing expertise and a broad offering of drive packages, Bauer is the preferred choice of many major original equipment manufacturers. Boston Gear is a trusted brand with experience in developing and manufacturing many types of enclosed C-face gear drives, including worm, bevel, and helical.