Petrobras Recognizes John Crane with Responsible Partnership Award for Fourth Straight Year

Chicago, Ill (20 November, 2013) John Crane has been recognized by Petrobras, Brazil’s largest company and the 7th largest energy company in the world, with an award for responsible partnership for the fourth consecutive year. The company was ranked the highest for outstanding performance out of 17 similar companies, based on ratings across eight areas including leadership, strategy, community, process and results.

"This award reflects our employees’ commitment to providing Petrobras and all of our customers with the highest level of service," said John Donatiello, Vice President of Global End-User Sales and Service, John Crane. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award and look forward to continuing our partnership with Petrobras, and to help provide energy safely to communities throughout Brazil and all over the world."

John Crane provides Petrobras with products and services for oil and gas exploration and production, and oil and natural gas refining. The products include mechanical seals, seal systems, hydrodynamic bearings, filtration systems and power transmission couplings. John Crane also provides Petrobras with seal repairs, product reliability programs and other services.

Petrobras’s Responsible Partnership Program identifies suppliers that are committed to excellence in social and environmental responsibility and improvements in quality, safety and health. Petrobras is an integrated energy company engaged in exploration and production, refining, commercialization, and distribution of oil products, natural gas, biofuels and electricity.

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.

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