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30 November 2023

Pioneers of progress – improving our world through smarter engineering

John Crane - a powerful example of Smiths’ strategy in action

Smiths Group plc ("Smiths" or “the Group") is hosting an investor and analyst event today at its John Crane facility in Slough, with presentations and a site tour. The presentations will be available to view on the Smiths website at

The event will focus on John Crane as a powerful example of Smiths’ strategy in action. John Crane is a leading provider of highly engineered mission-critical technologies with a large installed base, long-standing customer relationships and a global service network. It has excellent positions in secularly attractive markets with long-term growth drivers, particularly from the energy transition, and delivers strong financial performance with high margins and returns.

The event will be led by Smiths CEO, Paul Keel, and will feature presentations from the John Crane senior leadership team:

  • Bernard Cicut, John Crane President, will provide an overview of the business and illustrate how John Crane implements its strategy to serve its end markets and create sustainable competitive advantage;
  • Sook Won Moon, VP Sales & Aftermarket, will cover key commercial aspects of the business and how the long-term growth of the business is supported by the value it provides to customers;
  • Frank Ma, VP of New Energy Solutions, will discuss how John Crane’s expertise and proven portfolio of products and services supports customers in both conventional and new energy markets; and
  • Rob Sharman, VP Customer Operations, will discuss the successful execution from first order through to OE delivery and aftermarket service, and how John Crane has been scaling supply to meet growing demand.

No new material financial information or update on trading will be provided during the event.

Investor enquiries

Siobhán Andrews, Smiths Group
+44 (0)7920 230093

Ahmed Ammori, Smiths Group
+44 (0)7384 901695


Media enquiries

Tom Steiner, Smiths Group
+44 (0)7787 415 891

Alex Le May, FTI Consulting
+44 (0)7702 443 312

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About Smiths Group

For over 170 years, Smiths Group has been pioneering progress by improving our world through smarter engineering. We serve millions of people every year, to help create a safer, more efficient and better-connected world, across four major global markets:  Energy, General Industry, Safety & Security and Aerospace. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Smiths employs more than 15,000 colleagues in over 50 countries. For more information visit

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