John Crane - Smiths Group plc


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General enquiries

John Crane
6400 West Oakton Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053

T: +1 847 967 2400

Where we operate

John Crane is a global business with a presence in more than 50 countries. We have the largest global service network in the industry with 17 super service centres around the globe supported by more than 230 sales and service centre locations. We have 19 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and global R&D centres in the US, UK and China.

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John Crane is a leading provider of engineered products and services to global energy services customers.

Our products and services help ensure the reliability of mission‑critical equipment in challenging operating environments. In addition to lowering total cost of ownership of equipment, our products reduce emissions and help our customers meet environmental responsibilities. For nearly 100 years, our customers have depended on our global service network and technical excellence.

Key facts

Employees  6,550

2016 Revenue £830m

2016 Operating profit margin 21.9%

Revenue by product

Mechanical seals and systems: 85%

Prevent leakage and contain the pressure of liquids and gases within rotating equipment to reduce operating costs and environmental impact

Couplings: 5%

Connect two pieces of rotating equipment (eg a motor and pump) to transmit power

Bearings: 5%

Reduce unplanned and costly operation downtime by removing friction between moving machine parts

Filtration systems: 5%

Provide clean fluids to improve the efficiency and performance of industrial equipment

Competitive strengths

  • Market leader in mechanical seals
  • Strong proprietary technology and expertise in applied engineering
  • High degree of customisation to meet specific demands
  • Global network of c. 230 sales and service centres
  • Over half of sales in aftermarket

Financial highlights

Revenue performance (£m)

Revenue by sector £830m

1. First-fit: 41%
2. Aftermarket: 59%

Growth drivers

  • Growing demand for energy
  • Investment in process industry verticals
  • Expansion in emerging markets
  • Developing new products and technologies

Principal operating regions

We are a global business in more than 50 countries, with over 230 sales and service centres and 19 manufacturing sites in 14 countries.


We serve process industries like refining and chemical, as well as pump and compressor OEMs. Our customers include Chevron, BP, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, BASF, Sulzer, GE and Siemens.

Priorities for 2017

  • Continue expansion in selective process industry verticals
  • Enhance productivity and cost competitiveness
  • Build out selective emerging markets
  • Maximise aftermarket performance
  • Develop new products and digital technologies

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Smiths Group divisions:

John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect, Flex-Tek

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Registered office 4th Floor, 11-12 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LB
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