News - Year: 2016

Take a Mechan break

Are you attending this year’s Rolling Stock Maintenance Summit on December 7 and 8? We’re looking forward to meeting delegates at this world leading conference on condition-based maintenance and offering you a special 15% discount on the innovative CALIPRI laser measuring device. Use this code through the link below to obtain your discount – RSM16SPEX […]

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Longsight lengthens shopping list

We are celebrating our most recent order from Manchester’s home of high speed trains, the Alstom Traincare Centre. Mechan has supplied 66 bogie stacking frames that are being used to kit out a new storage facility at the site, providing secure accommodation for various bogies, including Alstom’s class 390s, the electric Pendolinos serving the West […]

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Cranes order clinches Allerton hat trick

A trio of Mechan cranes is now standing sentry at Northern Rail’s Allerton depot in Liverpool, following a £23 million project to increase capacity. We have built two bespoke jib cranes for Allerton, to work alongside an existing unit that is used to remove train engines. Buckingham Group, the main contractor overseeing the refurbishment, requested […]

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VIP Visitor

It was an honour to meet the secretary of state for rail at this year’s InnoTrans last week. Paul Maynard stopped at our stand on a tour of the UK Pavilion for a chat with chief executive, Richard Carr. As the MP for Blackpool, Mr Maynard is familiar with Mechan’s work, having seen first-hand the […]

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Innovation centre gets ready for IEP trains

We received two orders from the Rail Innovation Development Centre near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, where the new high speed trains are being trialled. Working with civil engineers, Construction Marine, we designed and fitted a bespoke bogie bridge that spans the width of an existing bogie drop pit, improving vehicle access into the rail shed. […]

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Hong Kong export boost

Our export trade has received lift, following two major orders from Hong Kong. A consignment of lifting jacks and bogie turntables has already been delivered to the nation’s rapid transit railway operators, MTR and a bespoke bogie drop is currently being built. Working with local agent, Associated Engineers, we have supplied two dozen 20-tonne versions […]

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MECHAN JACKS UP PRESENCE AT INNOTRANS

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, will be turning the spotlight on its flagship lifting jacks at the world’s largest transport trade fair in September. For the first time, visitors to this year’s InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin, Germany, will be able to see the Sheffield manufacturer’s eye-catching equipment in action. A full size working jack will […]

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Fit for nuclear action

We’ve set our sights on expansion into the nuclear sector, after securing Fit 4 Nuclear status. The official accreditation recognises our skills and demonstrates operations at Mechan meet the strict standards required by the industry. Run by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the scheme helps members secure work from civil nuclear firms at […]

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Home is where the art is

Mechan is featuring in a brand new exhibition, celebrating the internationally renowned making and manufacturing that takes place in our home city. Made in Sheffield is open to view seven days a week at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield until January 8 2017 and showcases the diversity of design and production offered by more than […]

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Introducing Lindsey

We are strengthening our customer support team with the appointment of a new key account manager. Lindsey Mills from Doncaster joins Mechan to look after the needs of existing clients and develop opportunities for increasing business by managing ongoing orders, processing enquiries and spreading the word about our heavy lifting products at global trade fairs. […]

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Join us at InnoTrans – September 20-23

We will be flying the flag for British rail industry suppliers at InnoTrans again this year. From September 20-23, our sales team will be setting up camp in the British Pavilion at the world renowned railway exhibition and for the first time, we will be showcasing a full size working jack. The giant yellow structure […]

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Space saving solution

We have helped Volker Fitzpatrick transform the tight confines of a depot into a time saving route to more efficient train maintenance. Our expert engineers designed and built a bespoke traverser for the Ilford facility, to manoeuvre rail carriages around a new paint shop. VolkerFitzpatrick, who is building the new stabling depot for London’s £14.8 […]

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Winning workforce

We have been named the top investor in people at the 2016 Made in Sheffield Awards! This is the second consecutive year we have emerged victorious, after bagging the SME title just 12 months ago. The judges applauded our efforts to cultivate a working environment that encourages creativity and recognised our commitment to staff development […]

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Crossrail order boost

We have secured a contract worth more than £1 million to supply depot maintenance products to the capital’s Crossrail project. The order comprises a range of heavy lifting equipment for the new Old Oak Common depot in north west London, which will be servicing trains run on the Elizabeth line. A set of 38 lifting […]

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Jacks give lift to high output base

Our lifting jacks are helping to keep the government’s plans to electrify the Great Western Line on track. Eight 25-tonne jacks have been installed at a new £7 million facility near Swindon, built to service a unique train carrying out the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) upgrades. They were commissioned by main contractor, Amey Rail, for […]

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Measuring up for Alstom Ireland

The Irish tram network is maintaining the highest standards of rail safety, thanks to our innovative laser measuring technology. We have supplied Alstom Ireland, caretakers of the Luas tram network, with handheld scanner, the CALIPRI, to monitor rail and switch deterioration. The noncontact device records all relevant wear parameters and was delivered to Alstom with […]

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Enjoy a Mechan break

We’re pleased to be supporting the UK’s first event dedicated to improving efficiencies in rail depots through design and innovation. Mechan is sponsoring network breaks at the Rail Depots and Workshops Modernisation congress, held at the Tower Hotel in London on May 25 and 26. The convention will focus on reducing maintenance times, handling new […]

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We’ve won!

Last night, Mechan was named ‘subcontractor of the year – small’ at the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards. The high profile ceremony, held at Battersea Evolution in London, attracts entrants from across the country and we are thrilled to receive this national recognition of our efforts. RIA Awards celebrate innovation and outstanding contributions to the […]

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Mechan sets sights on middle east expo

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is aiming to expand its presence in the Middle East with a first solo appearance at the region’s largest rail conference. The Sheffield-based manufacturer will be showcasing its range of heavy lifting and handling equipment at this year’s Middle East Rail exhibition in March. Held at the Dubai International Convention […]

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