News - Year: 2014

Historic London Bogies Visit Sheffield

Our advanced engineering skills have breathed new life into two London Underground accommodation bogies, believed to date from the 1920s. Because the Acton Depot accommodation bogies are so old and little is known about their manufacture, we had to strip the units down and carry out reverse engineering to establish how they were constructed. Worn […]

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Sand And Deliver: Mechan Installs First Klein Mobile Carts

MORGAN SINDALL/WEDNESBURY MIDLAND METRO DEPOT Shifting sand Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot underwent a major expansion to cater for a fleet of CAF Urbos 3 trams, introduced on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line in the West Midlands. To accommodate these longer vehicles, the size and capacity of the facility was increased and a new sand filling […]

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Mechan Highlights Innovations At Innotrans

Sheffield-based Mechan will be among top rail industry suppliers showcasing the very best of British manufacturing at the world’s largest transport trade fair. The depot maintenance equipment specialist is heading to this month’s InnoTrans exhibition in Germany to demonstrate the latest developments in its lifting and handling products. From September 23-26, Mechan will be exhibiting […]

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Mechan Breaks For Summer 2014

Mechan’s two week annual holiday (shutdown) commences Monday 28th July. We will return to normal business on Monday 11th August. Mechan Summer Holiday Although we will be answering calls during this period, there will be minimal staff working, so if you do need our assistance, we hope you will bear with us. IMPORTANT – PRODUCT […]

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Trio Of Express Deliveries

We are pleased to announce a hat trick of new contracts supporting the Department of Transport’s flagship Intercity Express Programme (IEP), which will see improvements made to the Great Western and East Coast main lines. Working with main contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick, 40 lifting jacks and a bogie drop with two bridges have already been installed at […]

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Continental Boost To Product Range

We are strengthening our links with Europe to expand and enhance the range of third party products we supply to the UK and Ireland. Having secured deals with French and German manufacturers, we are now offering clients wheel lathes and wheel presses from Sogema Engineering, to complement the under car handling systems designed in house. […]

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Deutsche Bahn Rummelsburg, Germany

RUMMELSBURG BREATHES EASY WITH BLASCHKE When a new fleet of 23 diesel trains was introduced on the Berlin to Rummelsburg service in Germany, our partner firm, Blaschke, was asked to install its innovative exhaust extraction systems on two tracks at the local maintenance facility. THE CONTRACT Because the exhaust gases omitted by diesel trains are […]

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Where In The World? Berlin

We will be flying the flag once again for UK exporters at this year’s InnoTrans, which is being held in Berlin, Germany from September 23-26. The bi-annual exhibition is the largest international trade fair for the transport industry and attracts visitors from across the world. Mechan will be lining up with the best of British […]

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Hitachi Signs On Dotted Line

Our managing director, Richard Carr, travelled to Hitachi Rail Europe’s Newton Aycliffe facility on Friday to put pen to paper on a contract for two Mechan traversers. The County Durham-based factory is building high speed trains for the Intercity Express Programme and will be using the traversers – one inside and one outside – to […]

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Mechan Unveils New Website

We have renewed and revamped our website to provide a more user friendly experience and make it easier for visitors to find the information they require. Although the look and feel is still recognisably Mechan, we have added a wealth of new features offering details about our products, people and projects. Perhaps the most significant […]

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Entente Cordiale

We are further enhancing our product range with the introduction of under floor wheel lathes and wheel press equipment from French manufacturers, Sogema Engineering. The high quality equipment is a perfect complement to our undercar handling products and we are pleased to be representing this market leading firm’s interests in the UK and Ireland. Sogema’s […]

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Having A Blaschke

Although most hazards in maintenance depots loom large, diesel emissions create unseen toxic particles that can reduce the productivity of workers and equipment. We are pleased to bring the UK and Ireland innovative exhaust extraction systems from Blaschke that create cleaner and healthier depots by ensuring emissions are disposed of safely. These flexible exhaust hoods […]

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Where In The World? Kuala Lumpar

We will be flying the flag once again for British exporters at the Rail Solutions Asia exhibition in Malaysia from May 7-9. Held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the event attracts leading rail operators and suppliers from across the continent, including international manufacturers, Bombardier, CAF and Siemens. The latest addition to our export sales […]

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Capital Contract Is Just The Ticket

We are the latest supplier celebrating a welcome boost in sales thanks to the landmark UK rail project, Thameslink. Mechan has secured a contract worth more than £1 million to produce four bogie drops for two new facilities constructed as part of this historic upgrade to London’s transport network. Commissioned by Siemens Rail Systems UK, […]

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Small Traverser Big Challenge

Only months after installing the UK’s largest capacity traverser at the Port of Felixstowe, Mechan has secured an order for another. Thanks to our on-going links with Volker Fitzpatrick, we have been asked to build a traverser for the new Paint Shop at Ilford depot, being constructed as part of London’s Cross Rail project. Although […]

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