News - Year: 2012

Wagons Roll!

A set of Mechan wagon rotators has embarked on the long journey to Johannesburg, thanks to our South African friends at Yale Engineering. This is the second time Yale has requested wagon rotators for its clients, although this new set is much larger than the previous one. The system comprises two independent structures that rotate […]

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Hello Hong Kong it’s Been A While

Mechan has delivered a second bogie press to Hong Kong’s MTR Rail – 13 years after the first one! Thanks to a deal secured by our local distributors, Associated Engineers, we have recently installed a new bogie press at the Pat Heung depot, which serves MTR’s West Rail Line. The original press was supplied directly […]

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Mechan Jacks Share Stage With PM

Mechan’s jacks were making national headlines again yesterday, alongside the prime minister, David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg. The duo was in the West Midlands at Birmingham’s Soho Depot to announce a £9 billion package of investment to the rail industry from 2014. Mechan is pleased to hear it will include the electrification of […]

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Mechan Wins Mas Works Award

Sheffield-based heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, has become one of the first companies in the UK to have its achievements honoured by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). The rail depot equipment manufacturer has received a MAS Works Award to recognise the business and operational gains it has made in recent years. Mechan was put forward for […]

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Mechan Creates Record Jack System For Alstom Transport

Sheffield-based rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, has installed the largest single system of lifting jacks in the UK at the Alstom Transport Traincare Centre in Longsight near Manchester. The 44-jack system, which is the biggest ever produced by Mechan, will be used to service the new 11 car Alstom-built Pendolino trains being introduced on the […]

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Rail Pioneer Catches Last Train From Mechan

Sales and technical director, Graham Cofield, is retiring after 23 years with the Sheffield manufacturer, during which time he played a key role in shaping the firm’s current direction. When Graham joined Mechan in 1989 as a design engineer, the firm was trading almost completely in the material handling market. Having spent 26 years in […]

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Kiwirail Bears Fruit For Mechan

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is proving to be a hit down under, after receiving a second request for its lifting equipment from the other side of the world. Mechan has shipped a set of four 30 tonne lifting jacks to KiwiRail’s Hamilton depot in New Zealand, 12 years after the system was installed […]

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Mechan Shortlisted For Made In Sheffield Award

We are proud to have been shortlisted for this award, when you consider who we were up against! http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/68079-aesseal-scoops-made-sheffield-award

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Taiwan Shipment Leaves UK

Six pairs of Mechan jacks and a wheel drop system have left our headquarters in Sheffield, destined for Taiwan. The £400,000 order has been placed by Mechan’s agent, Giant Motors, on behalf of Femco who are working with Taiwan Railway. It is due to reach Asia at the beginning of February and our engineers will […]

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Order Leaves For Adelaide In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s new Translink depot, Adelaide, is to be the latest recipient of Mechan equipment, after an order for 12 jacks, two engine removal tables and two bogie turntables embarked on its journey across the Irish Sea last week. A date for installation has yet to be set, but we are working closely with our […]

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Mechan Makes Television Debut

Eagle-eyed rail enthusiasts may have spotted Mechan’s lifting jacks playing a fantastic supporting role in BBC2 series Great British Railway Journeys last week. As part of his journey from Winchester to the Isle of Wight, presenter, Michael Portillo, took a fascinating tour of Eastleigh Railway Works, which has been manufacturing, refurbishing and servicing rail cars […]

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