Sealing specialist John Crane has added a super service centre in Pune, India to provide engineering and service capabilities to customers in the region.
The super service centre enhances John Crane’s local service and support network for OEM customers serving oil and gas, power generation, chemical and pharmaceutical markets.
While a traditional service centre is designed only for repair services, the Pune super service centre serves as a Centre of Excellence for machining capabilities, providing additional engineering capabilities on top of its repair services including repair and testing of mechanical seals; full dynamic testing; and engineering expertise.
“Our new Pune super service centre not only provides key manufacturing support for our local market, but also acts as a Centre of Excellence for our machining capabilities, as well as an assembly centre for our local OEMs,” said Philippe Lambert, vice president, Asia-Pacific GeoMarket at John Crane. “The addition of the Pune facility also provides us with a wide breadth of local talent, which brings valuable skills to our team, while also strengthening our engineering and service capabilities.
“Asia is an important growth market for John Crane, and will provide rapid expansion opportunities in the near future,” continued Lambert. “Our continuous investment in local capabilities, as well as a higher level of technology and service differentiation, are key drivers for John Crane as we continue to strengthen our service capabilities around the world and strategically build out our strong global footprint of more than 200 facilities.”