John Crane Completes Acquisition of Seebach GmbH
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John Crane Completes Acquisition of Seebach GmbH

14 June 2018

CHICAGO (June 13, 2018) ― John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries, today announced that as of June 13, the company finalized its purchase of Seebach GmbH, a German-based provider of highly engineered filtration solutions for use in polymer, oil and gas, mining and other high-end applications.

Seebach GmbH, located in Vellmar, Germany and Pune, India, will complement John Crane’s existing filtration business, further enhancing its technology leadership in energy applications, and providing innovative solutions and capabilities to grow into mission-critical chemical and process industries.

“The acquisition of Seebach GmbH will provide numerous benefits for our customers,” said John Crane CEO and Division President Jean Vernet. “A combined filtration organization will enhance our portfolio to develop more innovative filtration solutions, provide faster response times to customer inquiries, and improve planning allowing for quicker turnaround and shorter lead times. We look forward to welcoming the Seebach employees to the John Crane organization”

“We are excited about the opportunity becoming part of a global technology network,” said Dr. Thomas Grimm-Bosbach, Managing Director of Seebach. “We are sure, that we can contribute our unique application knowledge as well as our very short innovation cycle, to support the future growth path of the John Crane filtration organization.

About John Crane/Seebach

John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2017 revenue was greater than 1.1 Billion USD (£885m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

Seebach GmbH is a leading supplier of bespoke, highly engineered, premium quality filtration solutions, including replacement filter elements, for critical applications in oil and gas, chemical, and other mission-critical process industries. Seebach’s manufacturing processes utilize leading edge application knowledge and manufacturing technology combined with a highly skilled and flexible workforce. The company’s headquarters and production facility are located in Vellmar, Germany and Pune, India.

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