Sheffield-based heavy lifting equipment specialist, Mechan, is ending its 40th anniversary year on a high, having achieved record turnover figures in 2009.
Despite the effects of the recession, Mechan has increased its turnover to £2.2 million, a 22% rise on the previous year and is looking forward to 2010 with a full order book.
Throughout the last 12 months, Mechan has seen a notable increase in orders from the UK and overseas, securing contracts with leading names in the transport and high integrity industries. The firm is attributing this unprecedented rise in sales to its expanding product range, particularly in the rail depot handling equipment sector and its growing international
2009 saw Mechan undertake several major developments, not least a move to new premises to improve its production facilities. The firm also revised its entire suite of marketing literature, added new members to its sales and servicing teams and signed up a number of agents who will represent the company in Europe and the Middle East.
Richard Carr, Mechan’s managing director, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have ended this landmark year on such a high. After four decades in business, Mechan is still going from strength to strength and I have every confidence that we will continue to gather momentum this year. At a time when the manufacturing sector is suffering from the effects of the recession, I think our achievements are even more remarkable and this is all thanks to the excellent team of employees and agents we have brought together.”