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Cook Compression Adds Authorised Service Partners in Africa and the Middle East

March 12, 2019

Expands Availability of Quality, Local Repairs for Reciprocating Compressor Components

Cook Compression® is proud to announce two new Authorised Service Partners certified to provide local compressor valve and packing case repairs: Fancraft (Pty) Ltd, serving South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana; and WoodServ, serving the Middle East and Pakistan.

With its extensive technical expertise and application knowledge, Cook Compression improves reciprocating compressor performance around the globe. The company combines high-performing products, advanced materials capabilities, experienced engineering support, and expert repairs to deliver lasting solutions.

Cook Compression Authorised Service Partners have passed a rigorous audit of their processes and equipment, are held to strict quality standards, and guarantee their work for warranty periods established by Cook. Service capabilities apply to any brand compressor valve or packing case. Further, each valve that leaves the partners’ facilities is quality tested using a specially designed Cook Compression valve air test bench.


Fancraft is based out of South Africa and specializes in maintenance, problem solving, repairs, overhauls and reconditioning of centrifugal, reciprocating and screw compressors; steam and gas turbines; pumps; gearboxes; fans; blowers and other rotating equipment. The company also provides high-quality spare parts to end users through agency agreements with some of the largest original equipment manufacturers in the rotating equipment industry. Fancraft is committed to meeting individual customer needs while maintaining excellent quality and high technical precision.


WoodServ, headquartered in Bahrain, is a leading gas compression technology provider for the oil & gas and power & energy industries. WoodServ is capable of supporting all OEM suppliers and offers all types of modularized gas processing units, including but not limited to gas lift systems, wellhead compression, compressed natural gas (CNG), fuel gas boosters and treatment plants. The company benefits from the experience of some of the world’s most respected experts and engineers within the gas compression industry. They provide full turnkey solutions to clients, from engineering, site preparation, procurement, fabrication, feasibility studies and equipment selection to evaluation, installation, commissioning and start-up. They also provide training, operations and maintenance, field services, revamps and overhauls, machine shop support and spare parts.

“We are proud to be expanding our Authorised Service Partner program,” said Dean Lewis, Cook Compression VP Aftermarket, Europe & Russia. “Last year, we saw strong adoption of the certified valve and packing case repair services offered by our inaugural partners in Europe, and we are confident in the high quality of support that we are helping our newest partners deliver to end users in Africa and the Middle East.”

Fancraft and WoodServ join three other Cook Compression Authorised Service Partners: Kompresory Veselý, in the Czech Republic; Rudos Ruzomberok, in the Slovak Republic; and Runtime Engineering AB, in Sweden.

Runtime Engineering Grand Opening: Delivering Cook’s Expertise Locally

3D scanning technology for measuring critical dimensions
A Runtime Engineering technician demonstrates 3D state-of-the-art scanning technology for measurement of critical dimensions of valve and case parts.

July 31, 2018

In June, Runtime Engineering, an Authorised Service Partner of Cook Compression, celebrated the grand opening of its Gothenburg, Sweden, repair facility.

Runtime Engineering is a newly formed unit of the Erinova Group dedicated to reciprocating compressor and industrial fan spare parts and services in the Scandinavian market. It is certified by Cook to provide local valve and packing case repairs.

The unit draws on the expertise of its sister companies, Protoma (specializing in industrial sealing solutions) and MLT (focusing on industrial measurement technology), as well as that of Cook Compression.

As part of the grand opening, Cook Compression representatives discussed compressor valve and sealing technologies with local reciprocating compressor end users, and provided hands-on reconditioning demonstrations. End users expressed particular interest in options for packing case upgrades, such as low-emissions rod rings, and the Cook Compression Valve Installation Tool (V.I.T.), which improves safety and efficiency in the valve replacement process.

Runtime Engineering discussed its repair and reconditioning capabilities and provided a tour of the brand-new facility.

Read more about the Authorised Service Partner Program.

Discussing the valve reconditioning process
Cook Compression Sales & Service Technician Mark Bowker discusses the valve reconditioning process, including key points for inspection.

Runtime service center
Authorised Service Partners have passed a rigorous audit of their processes and equipment, and are held to strict quality standards.