Crane announced the inauguration of its new engineered check valves factory in Satara, Maharashtra. The event was hosted by Crane Process Flow Technologies India and ChemPharma & Energy, Duo-Chek® and Noz-Chek®, businesses of Crane Co, led by Hari Jinaga, President, Crane India, in presence of customers, business partners and other global leaders of the company.
The ceremony enabled the presentation of the new plant capabilities that will be completely dedicated to its engineered check products. The company’s precision engineering and decades of research have come together at every step in the new state-of-the-art 10,000 m2 (approx. 110,000 sq ft) manufacturing facility featuring automated welding technology to manufacture a full range of Noz-Chek® and Duo-Chek® valves in sizes up to 84”.
The plant meets the stringent quality and product approvals and is capable of in-house machining for all offered size ranges. The facility offers in-house high-pressure gas and cryogenic testing for valves up to 72”. Certified testing is also available per customers’ specific temperature or pressure requirements, detailing leak rates as well as a graphical representation of the testing cycle.
The new facility holds direct employment for approximately 100 associates, who support the requirements of a variety of industries within the chemical processing, oil and gas, petrochemical and energy sectors including renewable energy, and other emerging markets, such as hydrogen production.
Speaking at the occasion, Jinaga, averred, “The facilities that have been built here in Satara are best-in-class; our new engineered check valves factory reflects digital transformation trends and features a fully automated manufacturing process to ensure our products maintain the quality. Crane India has been an influential force in the country through our contributions and investments in local communities over the past 30 years. Along with the new engineered check valves factory inauguration, today we have also reaffirmed our partnership with local NGO Maher by opening the next building within the Crane-funded Maher Home complex for disadvantaged children in Satara.”