Chicago, Ill. (May 13, 2013) — John Crane has moved its corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago, from Morton Grove, Ill., where the 26-acre North America manufacturing and service center will remain. John Crane was founded in the Chicagoland 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.”
About John Crane
John Crane 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, 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.