News - Year: 2009

Train Lifting-Gear Deals Won

A new Hitachi traincare centre at Ashford and upgraded DLR depot at Beckton have generated substantial orders for Sheffield-based heavy-handling gear specialist Mechan Limited. New depot action is not confined to the UK and Mechan has also been contracted to supply equipment in Ireland and South Africa. Express commuter train services linking Ashford and the […]


Mechan On Right Track For IIP Success

Established Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is marking its 40th anniversary year by adding the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation to its growing list of credentials. The leading manufacturer of rail depot maintenance and lifting products has achieved the IiP award in recognition of the quality of its staff and services. An independent assessor measured Mechan’s performance […]


New Eurostar Depot Bogie Drop

Eurostar trains that pull into the brand new CTRL maintenance facility in east London will receive daily servicing and even wheelset changes that are the railway equivalent of a motor racing pit-stop. Streamlined removal and exchange of wheelsets and bogies at the £400-million Temple Mills depot is enabled by a state-of-the-art double bogie drop manufactured […]


Mechan Appoints Middleman In Middle East

Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, is expanding its international presence with the appointment of its very first sales agent in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Chemicals for Petroleum and Industrial Supplies Est. will be representing Mechan and its handling products across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Liwa approached Mechan at the Innotrans exhibition in Germany last […]


Equipping and Protecting Siemens’ Traincare Facilities In The UK

big winner from train fleet modernisation since the turn of the Millennium has been Siemens Transportation Systems. After gaining a toehold in the UK a decade ago with its Class 332 Heathrow Express stock, Siemens won a series of orders, mostly for Desiro units. A developing trend towards manufacturer servicing at purpose-built depots accelerated in […]


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