March 08, 2013 at 11:40 AM EST
Shell Awards John Crane Five-Year Agreement

John Crane announced today that Shell has awarded it a five-year Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) to supply products and services for Shell’s upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations worldwide. Under the global agreement, John Crane will be a key supplier of mechanical seals and seal support systems used for new projects and associated aftermarket services in existing facilities. Additional products that may come under the agreement include couplings, bearings and specialty filters.

Duncan Gillis, President and CEO of John Crane, said: “As a supplier of critical components used in the energy sector, it is important that we work closely with global customers like Shell to address the growing demand for energy. Through our global footprint of more than 235 locations, we can deliver responsive local service anywhere Shell operates. This, coupled with our 95 years of expertise in engineering technology, positions us to fulfill the agreement requirements and meet the needs of Shell’s mission-critical operations.”

John Crane currently serves the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry. Fulfilling this agreement will accelerate John Crane’s growth across all market segments.

About John Crane

John Crane is a global leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals, couplings, hydro-dynamic bearings, seal support systems, and filtration systems. The company serves a variety of markets including the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and mining industries. John Crane employs more than 7,000 people and has operations in over 50 countries. 2012 revenues were more than $1.5 billion. John Crane is the largest division of Smiths Group, a global technology business listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN). For more information, visit www.johncrane.com.

Contacts:

John Crane
Media Relations:
Alicia Antrim-Highlander, +1 (847) 967-2995
ahighlander@johncrane.com
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