Posted by Fran Piotrowski

Richard Carr and Alain Lovambac

We are very pleased to announce Mechan is joining France’s CIM Groupe – one of the industry’s most ambitious international suppliers of integrated solutions.

Our name, management and personnel will stay the same, but we will benefit from the support of CIM’s export expertise and industry contacts.

CIM’s portfolio of products and services includes the design and realisation of railway infrastructure supply and construction projects. It operates in more than 120 countries worldwide, across all continents, working for many of the main rail transportation and public transport operators, as well as mining companies.

The takeover will provide us with an excellent opportunity to accelerate our international development. Managing director, Richard Carr, will continue to lead Mechan’s expert team and as far as existing clients are concerned, it is business as usual. However, we are looking forward to raising CIM’s profile in the UK and becoming part of an organisation that has demonstrated its dynamism through consistent growth.

Alain Lovambac, chief executive of the CIM Groupe, added: “Mechan is a particularly innovative and successful company whose high-quality products are complementary to our own. This acquisition strengthens our ambition to become a world leader in the design and supply of turnkey railway workshop solutions.”

For more information on CIM Groupe please see their website here