May 21, 2019 | 2 minute read
Welcome to another edition of our John Crane site feature blog post series! In this article, we’ll introduce you to our John Crane Vallejo site, and offer further insights into the site’s history, job functions, areas and products of specialty, and how the site stays involved within the local community.
John Crane’s Vallejo site is located in Mexico City—the capital of Mexico—in the Vallejo Industrial Area. Mexico City is the most populous city in North America (with a population of over 20 million), and is surrounded by a vast range of mountains and volcanoes that reach elevations of over 5,000 meters. Mexico City is known for its Templo Mayor, a 13th Century Aztec Temple, the baroque Mexico Metropolitan Cathedral of the Spanish Conquistadors, and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by famed Mexican painter Diego Rivera.
All of these attractions are situated in and around the Plaza de la Constituciόn, also known as Zόcalo, the massive city square.
Read a Q&A with Jose Jaime Constante, Country Sales Manager Mexico, to learn more about what it’s like working in Vallejo, Mexico.
When did the site open?
The Vallejo site opened in 1961, and has been a proud leader in Mexico’s manufacturing and sealing solutions industry for over 58 years.
How many employees work in Vallejo?
We currently have 152 employees at our site.
What are the major job functions at your site?
The Vallejo site’s job functions include:
- Application and Field Engineering
- Seal Assembly/Repair
- Shared functions of HR, Finance and BIS supporting both GeoMarkets and Product Line
What type of customers do you serve?
We serve both OEM and end user customers in oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, pulp and paper, and food and beverage. We also serve state-owned and private sector companies.
What type of products do you manufacture and/or service?
Our site manufactures and services—with CNC (computer numerical control) equipment—wet seals and wet seal components, as well as couplings.
Are there any major accomplishments at your site that you are proud of?
Vallejo has a Green Enterprise Certification, which is a local certification that recognizes the most sustainable companies in Mexico City. We are extremely proud to contribute to the care of the environment.
What type of team building or community outreach programs do employees participate in?
Our employees actively participate in nonprofit programs, with over 95% of them contributing to causes such as Make-A-Wish, Red Cross, cancer research institutions and orphanage homes.
We’ve also participated in reforestation campaigns within Mexico City.