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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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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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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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Wagons Roll!

A set of Mechan wagon rotators has embarked on the long journey to Johannesburg, thanks to our South African friends at Yale Engineering. This is the second time Yale has requested wagon rotators for its clients, although this new set is much larger than the previous one. The system comprises two independent structures that rotate […]

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Hello Hong Kong it’s Been A While

Mechan has delivered a second bogie press to Hong Kong’s MTR Rail – 13 years after the first one! Thanks to a deal secured by our local distributors, Associated Engineers, we have recently installed a new bogie press at the Pat Heung depot, which serves MTR’s West Rail Line. The original press was supplied directly […]

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Mechan Jacks Share Stage With PM

Mechan’s jacks were making national headlines again yesterday, alongside the prime minister, David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg. The duo was in the West Midlands at Birmingham’s Soho Depot to announce a £9 billion package of investment to the rail industry from 2014. Mechan is pleased to hear it will include the electrification of […]

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Mechan Wins Mas Works Award

Sheffield-based heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, has become one of the first companies in the UK to have its achievements honoured by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). The rail depot equipment manufacturer has received a MAS Works Award to recognise the business and operational gains it has made in recent years. Mechan was put forward for […]

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Mechan Creates Record Jack System For Alstom Transport

Sheffield-based rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, has installed the largest single system of lifting jacks in the UK at the Alstom Transport Traincare Centre in Longsight near Manchester. The 44-jack system, which is the biggest ever produced by Mechan, will be used to service the new 11 car Alstom-built Pendolino trains being introduced on the […]

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Rail Pioneer Catches Last Train From Mechan

Sales and technical director, Graham Cofield, is retiring after 23 years with the Sheffield manufacturer, during which time he played a key role in shaping the firm’s current direction. When Graham joined Mechan in 1989 as a design engineer, the firm was trading almost completely in the material handling market. Having spent 26 years in […]

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Kiwirail Bears Fruit For Mechan

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is proving to be a hit down under, after receiving a second request for its lifting equipment from the other side of the world. Mechan has shipped a set of four 30 tonne lifting jacks to KiwiRail’s Hamilton depot in New Zealand, 12 years after the system was installed […]

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Mechan Shortlisted For Made In Sheffield Award

We are proud to have been shortlisted for this award, when you consider who we were up against! http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/68079-aesseal-scoops-made-sheffield-award

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