17 May 2018 | News
The factory was inaugurated by Mr. Andrew Powell, the VPGM of Saunders, in presence of Mr. Hari Jinaga, President of Crane India, Mr. Alex Alcala, President of Crane CP&E, and Mr. Mark Youssef, the President of Crane MEA.
Alex Alcala at the ribbon cutting ceremony
On May 10 over 300 industry professionals including Customers and Distributors, attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Crane Saunders Aseptic Valves factory in Satara, India, hosted by Crane Process Flow Technologies India Private Limited and ChemPharma & Energy, Saunders®, businesses of Crane Co. This day-long event included a luncheon and tour of the new plant that is completely dedicated to Saunders® HC4 products. The factory was inaugurated by Mr. Andrew Powell, the VPGM of Saunders, in presence of Mr. Hari Jinaga, President of Crane India, Mr. Alex Alcala, President of Crane CP&E, and Mr. Mark Youssef, the President of Crane MEA.
“Crane has maintained operations in India for over 25 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; we’ve installed state of the art machines and software and set up world-class fabrication cells to ensure our products maintain the quality Crane is known for.”
Some of the new features and capabilities of the new site include:
Earlier that same day, the guests joined Mr. Jinaga, as well as Alex Alcala and Mark Youssef, among other members of the company’s leadership, for a ground-breaking ceremony of the Crane-sponsored Maher Home for Disadvantaged Children.
“In partnership with local NGO Maher, Crane is pleased to be a part of this initiative through the purchase support of the land and construction of the hostel at Satara that will become a safe-haven for 50 local children,” said Hari Jinaga.
In addition to presenting a donation to the Maher Trust during the event, Crane also presented other donations to the Lila Poonawala and Satara Rehabilitation charitable trusts, all located in India.