On October 23, Crane celebrated groundbreaking ceremony of its new Check Valves factory in Satara, India. The event was hosted by Crane Process Flow Technologies India Private Limited and ChemPharma & Energy, Duo-Chek® and Noz-Chek®, businesses of Crane Co, and shared via live broadcast. Led by Mr. Hari Jinaga, the President of Crane India, in remote presence of Customers, business partners and other global leaders of Crane, the ceremony provided a preview of the new plant capabilities that will be completely dedicated to its Engineered Check products.

The new facility which is planned to open in October 2021 will manufacture Noz-Chek® and Duo Chek® product lines up to 84”. The plant will meet the stringent quality and product approvals and will be capable of in-house machining for all offered size ranges. The facility will feature automated welding and in-house High-Pressure Gas and Cryogenic Testing for valves up to 72”. Certified testing will be offered per Customers’ specific temperature or pressure requirements, detailing leak rates as well as a graphical representation of the testing cycle.

“Crane has maintained operations in India for nearly 30 years and it’s important to us that we continue to invest in the community and increase the ways in which we provide local support,” said Hari Jinaga, President, Crane India. “The facilities that have been built here in Satara are best-in-class; our new Engineered Check Valves factory will reflect digital transformation trends and feature a fully automated manufacturing process to ensure our products maintain the quality Crane is known for. ”

Earlier that same day, the guests joined Mr. Jinaga, among other members of the local leadership team, for a groundbreaking ceremony of the second Crane-sponsored Maher Home for Disadvantaged Children in Satara.