Who We Are
Founded in 1917, John Crane is one of the world’s leading providers of engineered technology. We pioneer mission-critical products, services and solutions that enable the energy and process industries to achieve efficient, sustainable operations. With more than 6,000 employees across 200 global sites, we leverage our legacy of technology leadership, innovative solutions and service excellence to build a sustainable future, today.
John Crane is globally recognized for designing and engineering high-quality, reliable solutions that accelerate the transition to renewable energy. We partner with our customers to enable safe, controlled operations that meet the latest environmental standards..
Headquartered in Slough, United Kingdom, John Crane is part of Smiths Group plc. For more than 170 years, Smiths Group has been pioneering progress by improving the world through smarter engineering. Smiths serves millions of people every year to help create a safer, more efficient and better connected world across four major global markets ― energy, general industry, safety and security and aerospace. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Smiths has more than 14,700 employees in over 50 countries. For more information, visit www.smiths.com.
We pioneer mission-critical technologies and services for the energy and process industries that enable efficient and sustainable operations.
Who We Serve
John Crane’s world-changing innovations solve mission-critical energy and process industry challenges, with sustainability and reliability at the core.
Oil and Gas
Reliability, safety and sustainability are all essential in oil and gas applications. John Crane offers a wide range of innovative services and applied engineering solutions to help highly regulated, mission-critical operations embrace the energy transition while achieving their operational goals.
John Crane’s depth and breadth of applied engineering expertise, product innovation and reliability services help plants of all types increase uptime, reduce emissions and improve efficiency in the new-energy era.
With a wide range of complex equipment, the chemical industry faces key operational challenges — and it trusts John Crane to solve them. Our 200 global rapid-response facilities ensure that chemical industry customers are never far from service, repair or support.
From clean-in-place components to batch documentation and certification of material integrity, John Crane provides pharmaceutical processing companies with the engineered components and services they need to stay ahead in a rapidly-changing industrial landscape.
Polymerisation is the first basic step in plastics production. John Crane’s products, services and solutions help extend the life of polymer applications and increase production by limiting unplanned downtime, enhancing efficiency and identifying other key process improvements.
Mining and Minerals
With decades of experience serving the mining and minerals industries, John Crane understands the critical nature of maximizing equipment reliability, emissions reduction and performance in harsh environments.
Food and Beverage
To achieve optimal efficiency while meeting stringent health and safety standards, food and beverage industry plants and manufacturers must maintain a complicated balancing act. John Crane makes this manageable by engineering reliable, specialized components that improve productivity, enhance efficiency and eliminate contamination.
Pulp and Paper Processing
In the pulp and paper processing industry, efficiency and reliability are key. John Crane’s pioneering products, solutions and services help operators reduce the energy consumption and costs associated with critical processes.
From oil refineries to petrochemical plants, many mission-critical operations require refrigeration for temperature-specific processes. Trust John Crane to ensure every compressor seal and coupling maintains optimal performance and reliability.
Wastewater and Clean Water Management
Characterized by high volumes and abrasiveness, wastewater and clean water management poses significant challenges for supporting equipment design. Our cost-effective solutions reduce energy consumption and increase the efficiency of equipment used in all types of clean water and wastewater applications, from filtration to chlorination.
What We Do
John Crane partners with customers around the world to improve process and equipment reliability, safety and energy efficiency. We are driven by a relentless focus on technology leadership, innovative solutions, service excellence and scalable sustainability. Fueled by pioneering spirit, we continually invest in products, solutions and services that anticipate — and address — vital future challenges.
The scope of our mechanical seal product range far exceeds that of any other seal manufacturer. John Crane has the right product for any application — from small elastomer bellows seals used in millions of domestic water pumps and double mechanical seals that ensure maximum sealing safety to large, highly customized dry-running gas seals for mission-critical, high-speed turbo compressors.
Seal Support Systems
The right seal support system is critical to promoting seal reliability and overall energy efficiency. John Crane customizes support systems to meet a variety of seal specifications, contributing to safe, cost-effective, reliable operations that reduce harmful environmental effects. Our support systems comply with constantly changing design codes and standards, equipping end users to meet increasingly stringent demands.
Seal Face Technologies
Our comprehensive suite of seal face technologies is designed to overcome rigorous sealing challenges, including limited seal face lubrication and severe-service duties that adversely affect reliability, operational costs and seal life. Designed by our engineering experts, John Crane’s face treatment options help your equipment power through low-lubricity and dry-running conditions by using advanced micromachined patterns and features. These innovations improve seal face lubrication to optimize the performance of rotating equipment in all process industries.
John Crane offers a comprehensive range of filtration products to significantly reduce contamination and increase the efficiency of your operation. Our products are designed to work together in complex systems to ensure optimum filter performance. Patented filtration technologies provide filter elements that remove both liquids and solids within a single unit. Our replacement elements incorporate John Crane's patented design features, ensuring maximum filter performance.
Your method of production often introduces contamination into your process, whether from imperfect ingredients, necessary reagents or process equipment. Delivering an end product free from impurity and contamination requires inhibiting filtering action.
Do you want to minimize leakage from your pumps in an effective manner? Operators and maintenance managers face this costly challenge on a daily basis. John Crane offers a wide selection of compression packing, automatic packing, floating packing and injectable packing materials. Learn more about our packing, which is equipped to handle the vast majority of sealing solutions across nearly all applications.
Power Transmission Couplings
For more than 50 years, John Crane’s flexible couplings have helped rotating equipment operate at optimum levels and with maximum availability. As a result, John Crane’s couplings have become the first choice of many of the world’s leading companies. Our policy of continuous innovation and product development ensures that we satisfy the changing demands of the market while fully complying with all relevant industry standards.
Maintenance and Repair Services
John Crane’s Maintenance and Repair Services assist with critical systems checks and plant equipment maintenance, as well as engineered component repair, removal and reinstallation services.
John Crane provides a wide range of technical training courses covering key mechanical seal and coupling concepts and correct procedures for installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical seals and couplings. Courses are offered in various modalities, including classroom, virtual and on-demand.
Asset Management Training
We can help our clients master the skills, competence and confidence that we believe can create a positive impact in productivity and overall equipment effectiveness.
John Crane Sense®
Equipped with our revolutionary sensor technology, failure mode analysis and open digital platform, John Crane Sense® raised the benchmark for plant asset monitoring. Gain robust, real-time remote visibility into your plant assets so you can act quicker, work smarter, reduce costs and protect what matters.
Asset Management Solutions
John Crane’s Asset Management Solutions team excels at improving maintenance processes and increasing asset efficiency. We leverage robust data to design processes that reduce maintenance costs and ensure compliance with crucial safety and environmental standards.
With eight strategically located turbomachinery service centers and more than 300 engineers worldwide, John Crane responds quickly to failure investigation and technical issues — any time, anywhere.
Mechanical Seals Reliability Programs
Results-driven and individually tailored, John Crane’s Mechanical Seals Reliability Programs define performance targets, assess reliability, analyze root cause failures and recommend improvement strategies.
Our New Energy Applications
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management
For more than 100 years, John Crane’s technologies have prevented process fluids and gases from leaking out into the environment. Our greenhouse gas emissions management solutions build upon this legacy of leadership, helping our customers make tangible progress toward decarbonization goals.
Every day, John Crane’s technologies are enabling clean hydrogen operations around the globe. We’re continually investing in sealing and filtration technologies, digital solutions and service capabilities that accelerate and scale the new hydrogen ecosystem — for the benefit of our customers, our people and our planet.
Join Our Team
For more than 100 years, John Crane has pioneered mission-critical technologies and services that optimize performance across the process industries. Being a trusted partner for customers navigating the new energy transition is more than what we do ― it’s the continuation of our legacy.
Interested in joining a community building a sustainable future, today? Visit our Careers page to view open opportunities around the globe.