News - Year: 2018

Fundraising goal set to mark half century

We are embarking on an exciting charity mission to celebrate 50 successful years in business. Over the next few months, we are pledging to raise at least £5,000 for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital to mark this milestone in our development. The close-knit team will be undertaking a range of fundraising endeavours in the run up to […]

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Jacks lift servicing expectations

Trains running on London’s eagerly anticipated Elizabeth line will spend more time in service and less in the depot, thanks to our unrivalled lifting technology. We have developed a bespoke set of jacks capable of raising the complete nine-car electric trains being introduced in the capital, for the Elizabeth line. The 36-jack set has been […]

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Innotrans presence reaches new heights

We are getting ready to raise our global profile by taking our largest stand to date at this year’s InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, Germany. Following our busiest exhibition ever in 2016, we have committed to a bigger and more prominent space in the UK Pavilion at the bi-annual event that runs from September 18-21. […]

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Supporting Severn Valley Railway

As a supplier to Severn Valley Railway (SVR), Mechan is joining the fight to save Falling Sands viaduct and is urging you to do so too! The 141-year old bridge is a crucial part of the heritage route, but it urgently needs extensive repairs. The good people of SVR need to raise £275,000 before the […]

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Top quality people management

Mechan, has retained its Investors in People accreditation, after being described as having a “strong purpose and vision to be recognised as the best in the industry.” We have been granted the internationally recognised standard for a fourth time, following a rigorous assessment process and employee interviews. Ann Lyon, representing Investors in People North of England, conducted […]

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Making grade at high tech college

Our equipment is being used to train the next generation of skilled workers required by the rail industry. We have supplied a bogie press and a set of lifting jacks to the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster. Working with the college’s main construction contractor, Willmott Dixon, we created a bespoke 30-tonne bogie […]

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Stalwart steps down!

We are bidding a fond farewell to one of our longest serving employees, who retires this month after 25 years of service. Works supervisor, Pete Bates, from Birdwell in Barnsley, will be completing his final day in our workshop on May 18, after joining the firm in 1992. Pete, who turns 65 on May 15, […]

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Panama project puts Mechan on the map

Following successful factory acceptance tests, we are about to ship our very first order to the Americas. Working with parent company, CIM, we are delivering a set of 20 12-tonne lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands to a new build depot in the Nuevo Tocumen area of Panama City, as part of a major […]

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Five-year Hitachi deal

We have secured an exclusive maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail. The five-year agreement enables us to service the products we supplied to Hitachi Rail facilities as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). Our contract covers regular maintenance visits and 24-hour breakdown assistance at the North Pole depot in West London, Stoke Gifford near Bristol […]

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Thoroughly Modern Mechan gives lift to Heritage Rail

High tech lifting equipment, developed by Sheffield-based Mechan, is helping rail enthusiasts preserve a fleet of historic locomotives for the public to enjoy. The specialist manufacturer has supplied four 35-tonne lifting jacks to Severn Valley Railway’s new Kidderminster facility, to make maintenance of its diesel engines safer and more efficient. Severn Valley’s employees have a […]

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