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 provides mission-critical solutions for pumps, compressors, and other rotating equipment across process industries.

Key facts

2017 Revenue £885m

2017 Headline operating margin 23.0%

Principal operating regions

We have operations in more than 50 countries, including around 200 sales and service centres, and manufacture in 14 countries.


We serve process industries including oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and pulp and paper, as well as pump and compressor OEMs. Our customers include Chevron, International Paper, ExxonMobil, Shell, BASF, Sulzer, GE, and Siemens.

Growth drivers

  • Need for operational improvements in non-oil and gas process industries
  • Pent-up demand for maintenance and upgrades in oil and gas and petrochemical
  • Expansion in high growth markets
  • Disruptive innovations including materials science advancements and digital transformation of industry

Financial highlights

Revenue performance £m

Revenue by sector

  • Oil and gas c.55%
  • Non-oil and gas c.45%

Competitive strengths

  • A market leader in mechanical seals
  • Strong proprietary technology and expertise in applied engineering
  • Market-leading aftermarket service offering, with around two-thirds of sales in aftermarket
  • One of the largest global service networks in the mechanical seal industry, with c. 200 sales and service centres

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Smiths Group divisions:

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

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