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John Crane, a US-based global leader in rotating equipment solutions and engineered technologies and services, inaugurated an upgraded state-of-the-art gas seal repair and test facility in Bengaluru today.
Launching the improved facility, Jean Vernet, President - John Crane Group, said, “We are investing in new machine capacity that will be implemented in the second semester of the year. We will also install 7 CNC machines and add 14 operators. In all, these would represent an investment of GBP 1.5 million.”
John Crane was established in India in 1995 at Chennai. It set up its Bangalore facility in February 2006. The gas seal facility was launched in April 2007 for testing low-pressure seals. The new upgraded facility will test higher pressure, size and RPM, catering to market demands in the coming years.
Mr Vernet is in India along with Mr Roland Carter, President – Group Asia; Mr Ruben Alvarez, Vice President - General Manager, First Fit and Projects; and Mr Philippe Lambert, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Mr Rajeev Patwardhan, India Head, John Crane India, said, “We decided to significantly increase our presence in India because of the local opportunities forecasted in the oil and gas sector in the coming years.”
John Crane also inaugurated a seminar on the latest trends in gas seal technology.