Pelton and Crane closing after 100+ years

May 26, 2020

The company will continue to support its current customers by honoring 5-year warranties and will maintain an inventory of P&C service parts where possible for up to seven years.

After more than a century, Pelton & Crane will close up shop. Part of the KaVo Kerr portfolio, P&C announced it will cease new orders as of May 22. 

“Recent changes in the dental industry and the unexpected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for Pelton & Crane to continue serving the North American market,” P&C said in a statement to customers. 

New production of P&C’s Spirit Dental Chairs, Spirit and Alliance Delivery Units, Helios Dental Lights, and P&C Cabinetry will be discontinued at this time. 

“When I set up my first office location, my dream was to have Pelton & Crane equipment. For years, P&C was the creme de la creme of dental equipment,” DPR’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. John Flucke posted on his blog. “Everyone who knew the dental industry knew that if you wanted the Ferrari or Lamborghini of dentistry, you worked with Pelton & Crane. Their equipment was state of the art (as much as it could be back then) and built like a proverbial tank. Their products were amazing and they just didn’t break down.”

The company will continue to support its current customers by honoring 5-year warranties and will maintain an inventory of P&C service parts where possible for up to seven years, the statement read. All service questions should be directed to customerservice@pelton.net.

Over the coming weeks, P&C will transition its website, peltonandcrane.com, to a resource center for existing customers, including information on service and installation support for P&C equipment. 

Pelton and Crane was founded in 1900 with the development of the Pelton Electric Furnace, invented and by Dr. Richard Pelton and Earnest Crane. Dr. Pelton continued to expand the company’s product offerings and provided dentists with the industry’s most innovative products.