The investments include new advanced machines to expand the service centre’s aftermarket capabilities; four new product lines added to the manufacturing operations; a new training centre to support customized training for customers and employees; and a new global R&D technology centre to bring new technologies and local engineering expertise to the Chinese market.
 
John Crane is also increasing gas seal capabilities at the Tianjin facility to give the local market access to gas seal engineering expertise, and manufacturing, service and repair capabilities.
 
Zhenning Mao, John Crane’s vice president of China, said: “This is an exciting time for us. We’re investing in our China business at the highest levels in our history. Expanding our manufacturing capabilities means we can bring customers new products faster and with better quality. And with new machines in our service centre, we’re able to offer customers new aftermarket services to improve reliability in their operations.”
 
John Crane has operated in China since 1986. These latest investments are part of the company’s strategy to continue building infrastructure to support local customer demand across Asia and other targeted high-growth markets.