News - Year: 2015

Rail congress proves perfect platform

We are joining a select group of exhibitors at a global gathering of train operating companies in London next month. Mechan will be among the rail suppliers showcasing products at this year’s Rolling Stock Fleet Maintenance Cost Reduction Congress. Held at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park on December 9 and 10, the conference attracts industry […]

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We’ve only gone and done the double!

We’re thrilled to find out Mechan is one of five finalists in the ‘subcontractor of the year – small’ category at the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) 2016, while our esteemed leader, Richard Carr, is nominated for Sheffield Business Awards’ business person of the year. Richard is one of only four finalists in his category, […]

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Say g’day at Aussie expo

We are swapping Sheffield’s seven hills for the seaside city of Melbourne later this month to enhance our export opportunities in Australia. Mechan will be exhibiting for the first time at the eagerly anticipated AusRAIL Plus event, to learn more about the continent’s rail sector and raise awareness of our depot maintenance products. Sales engineer, […]

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Two Bogie Drops for Three Bridges

Equipment produced by Mechan is helping Siemens Rail Systems UK bring to life its vision for the future of train maintenance. We have installed two bogie drops at the new Three Bridges depot in London, which will be used as a role model for Siemens projects worldwide. Construction of this technically advanced facility in Crawley […]

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Mechan Traversers Carry First IEP Trains

Two heavyweight members of the Mechan family are swinging into action at Hitachi Rail’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility in County Durham, following its official opening. The Newton Aycliffe facility is using a pair of 80 tonne traversers developed by Sheffield-based Mechan to move vehicles along the production line. Richard Carr, chief executive of the […]

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Mechan Seals Deal With Doncaster Neighbours

Heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, might work across the world, but the Sheffield-based manufacturer had to look no further than South Yorkshire to secure its latest order. The rail depot equipment expert is to kit out a new train maintenance facility being constructed in Doncaster as part of the government’s flagship InterCity Express Programme (IEP). Main […]

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And The Winner Is Mechan..Again!

We are going to need a larger trophy cabinet. At last week’s prestigious Railtex Awards Dinner we won the rolling stock maintenance equipment prize, which recognises products and services that enhance rail vehicle availability and reliability. We were up against a varied field of shortlisted companies, all of whom play a vital role in passenger […]

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New Look Launched At Railtex

Visitors to this week’s Railtex exhibition will be among the first to see our new branding, which takes inspiration from the distinctive yellow finish on our machines. The new Mechan logo will have pride of place on our stand, N10, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from May 12-14. It will be at its […]

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Award Season Continues

Following our success at the Made in Sheffield Awards last week, we are looking to boost our trophy collection with a Made in the UK accolade. As winners of the regional SME category, we are now in the running for the national manufacturer of the year prize, which will be announced on July 9. Held […]

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Mechan Scoops Prestigious Sme Award At Made In Sheffield 2015

We have received official recognition for our innovation and investment in new technologies by business leaders in the Sheffield city region. Mechan won the SME category at last night’s Made in Sheffield Awards, which was held at the city’s historic Cutlers Hall. The event, hosted by Channel 4 News anchor, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and the Master […]

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New Agent Helps Bridge The Gulf

One of the Middle East’s leading transport industry suppliers, Arabian Railway Company (ARC), is joining our network of agents to introduce Saudi Arabia to Mechan’s heavy lifting products. Lee Pitts, our sales manager, said: “There is a particularly active rail industry in the Middle East, where significant investment is being made in infrastructure. Having such […]

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Setting Sights On Middle East

If you are heading to Dubai for the Middle East Rail Exhibition on March 17 and 18, say hello to our sales manager, Lee Pitts, who will be representing Mechan on the Arabian Railway Company stand C30. We will be showcasing our products and highlighting recent technological developments at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition […]

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