John Crane Moves Headquarters to Downtown Chicago

  John Crane Moves Headquarters to Downtown Chicago

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 13, 2013

John Crane has moved its corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago, from
Morton Grove, Illinois, where the 26-acre North America manufacturing and
service center will remain. John Crane was founded in the Chicago land area in
1917 and has become a global leader in energy services with more than 230
offices in over 50 countries all over the world.

Duncan Gillis, President and CEO of John Crane said: “Downtown Chicago is a
perfect fit for us to expand our corporate headquarters and recruit
professional talent. It is a diverse and vibrant city attractive to our
employees and also our global customers visiting who will have access to our
headquarters and nearby North America manufacturing and service center.”

The company, part of global technology business Smiths Group, employs more
than 7,000 people and supplies critical components such as mechanical seals,
couplings and bearings, used by energy services customers across oil & gas,
power generation, and other major processing industries. John Crane’s 2012
revenues were more than $1.5 billion.

Philip Bowman, CEO of Smiths Group, said: “Although Smiths is a truly global
company, our businesses have deep roots in the United States. None more so
than John Crane which, from its base near Chicago, has grown to become a world
leader in its specialist sector. Establishing its global headquarters in the
heart of the city underlines our commitment both to Chicago and the United
States.”

John Crane www.johncrane.com is a global leader in engineered technology,
supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and
other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety
of products including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration
systems and artificial lift equipment. It is part of Smiths Group
www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets
in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications
and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more
than 50 countries.

Contact:

John Crane
Alicia Antrim-Highlander, +1 312-605-7812
ahighlander@johncrane.com
 
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