News - Year: 2013

Hong Kong Association Reaps Rewards

We are pleased to be working again with Associated Engineers, our partners in Hong Kong, on two new projects for national rail operator MTR. We are manufacturing 24 jacks with a 20 tonne capacity each, plus four bogie turntables for the new Wong Chuk Hang depot on the South Island Line (East), due to open […]

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Mechan Wizards Work Magic In Oz

We have successfully completed our first order down under! Australia’s Downer EDi Rail has taken delivery of a pair of ten tonne bogie rotators from Mechan, thanks to our local distributor, Unique Rail. The rotators, which are the heaviest Mechan has ever produced, will be used at Downer EDi’s Newport depot in Victoria to maintain […]

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Say G’day At Ausrail 2013

Our managing director, Richard Carr, will be joining forces with Australian partner, Unique Rail, to introduce our Rail Depot and Workshop lifting and handling products to the antipodean rail industry. Richard will be based on Unique’s stand (no. 226) at AusRAIL PLUS 2013 from November 26-28. If you are visiting the Sydney Convention and Exhibition […]

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Mechan Traverser Helps Customer Win Award

Mechans recent installation of a 170 tonne capacity Locomotive Traverser at the Port of Felixstowe has helped Hutchinson Ports win an award at the Rail Freight Group Annual Awards 2013. Hutchinson Ports scooped the Technical Development Award for the use of the Train Transporter Unit, or Traverser, an integral and unique element on the new […]

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Mechan Offering Expert Advice For Mena Rail News

We have been asked to provide expert advice to readers of MENA Rail News, with the focus on Rail Depot and Workshop lifting and handling equipment. The first Q&A article is now online, see the links below: Article 1 Article 2

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Mechan Jacks Play Starring Role In Channel 5 The Railway

Once again our world leading Rail depot equipment is playing a starring role on UK TV! This time in the Channel 5 series – “The Railway: First Great Western” – Mechan equipment has appeared in every episode so far! Watch tonight’s episode on Channel 5 at 8pm. The link to the Channel 5 website for […]

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Mechan Lifts Profile In Europe With Return To Trako

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, will be flying the flag for Sheffield’s manufacturing industry at one of Europe’s most prestigious transport industry exhibitions. Mechan is heading to Poland for TRAKO 2013 as part of a group of companies from the Midlands region representing Britain’s contribution to the rail sector. The four day trade fair, held […]

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New Reading Depot & Mechan Jacks On BBC Tv Again!

Mechan are in the news again! The 15 tonne jacks (17 supplied in total) in the article were supplied as part of a contract with Volker Fitzpatrick for the depot equipment, which also included an Engine Removal Table. Please click on the link to watch the footage

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Mechan Ensures Supersized Traverser Is Shipshape

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, has side stepped its way into the transport industry’s record books, after installing the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK. The heavy lifting specialist has designed and built the traverser to move freight locomotives between lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s new North Rail Terminal. With a capacity of 170 tonnes, […]

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Mechan Unveils Latest Innovations At Railtex

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, will be showcasing the latest updates to its wide range of lifting and handling products at Railtex 2013. The Sheffield-based manufacturer will have a working version of its patented Microlink controller on display, along with the innovative CALIPRI-Wheel measurement device. Microlink has revolutionised the way multiple rail carriages are lifted, […]

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Mechan Introduces Uk To Eco-Friendly Shunters

Sheffield-based Mechan is launching a range of energy efficient shunters onto the UK market, offering a greener alternative to the diesel engines used in rail depots. Mechan has secured a deal to become the sole UK and Ireland supplier of the award winning Zwiehoff electrically powered road and rail shunters, which are carbon neutral. The […]

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