Our Corporate Vision is to be the leading provider of valves, pipe fittings and engineered products for fluid handling applications in building services and general industrial markets. We aim to be our customers preferred supplier by offering products which provide best value together with a service that exceeds customers’ expectations.
Crane Fluid Systems is a leading brand of Crane Building Services & Utilities which forms part of the Fluid Handling Group, a division of the parent company Crane Co, a New York Stock Exchange quoted company with a turnover of nearly $3 billion.
In 1906 James E. Bennett set up a business in London as a Coppersmith. He soon recognised a growing interest in the trade for the latest American pipe fittings and valves, and turned his attention to importing. Amongst the products he introduced to British Industry were those of Crane Co, a thriving American company founded in the mid 19th century.
Crane soon realised that a manufacturing unit in this country would help expand their international business. In 1919 Crane Co. purchased the assets of the English company and changed its name to Crane-Bennett Limited with the intention of making products in England.
Today as part of Crane Building Services & Utilities, Crane Fluid Systems is joined by an array of complimentary building services brands including NABIC, Brownall, Wade, Rhodes and IAT.
Rigid quality control and inspection at all stages of manufacture ensure that Crane FS products are suitable for their intended application and will give reliable service. Every valve and pipe fitting is individually tested in accordance with the relevant product standard.
Crane Fluid Systems is an approved manufacturer under various quality schemes, including the British Standard Institution (BSI) Kitemark, and is ISO9001 accredited. In addition, the company has been approved and/or listed by various user organisations including the United Kingdom Water Fittings by laws scheme and other third party organisations.
Today & Tomorrow
Crane Co was founded on the 4th July 1855 by Richard Teller Crane who made the following resolution:
“I am resolved to conduct my business in the strictest honesty and fairness; to avoid all deception and trickery; to deal fairly with both customers and competitors; to be liberal and just towards employees; and to put my whole mind upon the business.”
The essence of this resolution is the business policy of Crane Co today.