”John Crane in Lutín, near Olomouc, has been building its reputation over the last 25 years and has become the biggest John Crane site in the world with currently over 520 employees. Along with our manufacturing capacity we also operate business services that demonstrate the world class capability of our teams. The company was initially established in 1992 as a joint venture with Sigma Pumps. The choice of Lutín in the heart of Moravia has proven to be successful thanks to its geographical location, sufficient pool of skilled and talented people and being a good entry point for further expansion to Eastern Europe.
Expansion to the emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe has been managed from the Czech Republic. The success of John Crane in Lutín then further inspired our sister division, Smiths Medical, to set-up a manufacturing plant in Hranice, in the Olomouc region. The Shared Service Centre in Lutín provides various services to other subsidiaries of the John Crane division as well as other divisions of Smiths Group plc – the global technology group.
Our success in manufacturing excellence and business services is highly appreciated by our shareholders and is recognized by the further investments that continue to come to the Olomouc region.”
Stanislav Hájek, Regional Financial Controller CEE