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Taiwan Shipment Leaves UK

Six pairs of Mechan jacks and a wheel drop system have left our headquarters in Sheffield, destined for Taiwan. The £400,000 order has been placed by Mechan’s agent, Giant Motors, on behalf of Femco who are working with Taiwan Railway. It is due to reach Asia at the beginning of February and our engineers will […]

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Order Leaves For Adelaide In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s new Translink depot, Adelaide, is to be the latest recipient of Mechan equipment, after an order for 12 jacks, two engine removal tables and two bogie turntables embarked on its journey across the Irish Sea last week. A date for installation has yet to be set, but we are working closely with our […]

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Mechan Makes Television Debut

Eagle-eyed rail enthusiasts may have spotted Mechan’s lifting jacks playing a fantastic supporting role in BBC2 series Great British Railway Journeys last week. As part of his journey from Winchester to the Isle of Wight, presenter, Michael Portillo, took a fascinating tour of Eastleigh Railway Works, which has been manufacturing, refurbishing and servicing rail cars […]

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Mechan To Offer Innovative Laser Measuring System On Hire Fleet

Sheffield-based Rail Depot equipment provider, Mechan, has joined forces with NextSENSE of Austria to offer the innovative Calipri Laser Measurement for the UK and Irish market, now available to hire as well as buy. Mechan is the exclusive supplier of NextSense’s CALIPRI-Wheel system for the UK and Ireland, which is the first handheld, non-contact measuring […]

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Mechan Highly Commended In Sheffield Star Business Awards 2010

Mechan was highly commended in the final of the Sheffield Star Business Awards, in the Excellence in Manufacturing Award category, sponsored by the Manufacturing Advisory Service. The category is for a company that demonstrates a modern, efficient and innovative approach to manufacturing, including a commitment to excellence and development of its products and services, reaching […]

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Mechan Exceeds Export Expectations

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is on target to double its export turnover this year. In the last month alone, the Sheffield-based manufacturer has taken orders from as far afield as France, Taiwan and New Zealand, worth in excess of £600,000. Mechan’s order from Bombardier in France is its first installation in the country. The […]

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Local Links Get Mechan On Track For Blackpool Trams

Mechan is supplying Doncaster rail infrastructure experts, Trackwork, with two bogie turntables to form part of the firm’s Blackpool Tram contract. Trackwork chose Mechan to design and build the turntables, having worked successfully with the firm on previous projects. The tables are now nearing completion and will be installed in the new Starr Gate depot […]

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Mechan Appoints New Agent For Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment manufacturer, Mechan, is expanding its presence in the Middle East after forging links with a second agent in the area. Mechan has joined forces with specialist railway supply firm, Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Establishment, to raise the profile of its products among the region’s transport industry. The partnership follows less than a […]

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Meet Mechan At Innotrans 2012 – Hall 2.2 Stand 215m

Don’t forget to book your tickets to the world’s largest transport trade fair – InnoTrans 2012 – which arrives at Messe Berlin, Germany, once again on September 18. Mechan will be flying the flag for British manufacturers and showcasing our revolutionary new Microlink jack control system. Recent upgrades to Microlink have enabled us to install […]

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Mechan Wins First Sand Filling System Order For Trams

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is celebrating after securing its first order for sand filling systems from a tram operator. Mechan is supplying two automated sand filling systems to Manchester Metrolink, as part of a major investment expanding the city’s tram network. The first of the two innovative sand systems will be installed at […]

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Mechan Welcomes Egyptian Rail Experts

An international delegation has swapped the sand dunes of Egypt for the seven hills of Sheffield to visit local heavy lifting manufacturer, Mechan. Representatives from Cairo Metro’s Line Three and the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels visited Mechan to see the rail depot handling system commissioned for the project in action. Mechan’s bogie changing equipment […]

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Mechan On Right Track Following Investors In People Success

Established Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is marking its 40th anniversary year by adding the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation to its growing list of credentials. The leading manufacturer of rail depot maintenance and lifting products has achieved the IiP award in recognition of the quality of its staff and services. An independent assessor measured Mechan’s performance […]

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Southern Rail Backs Mechan Expertise

Mechan has been contracted by Southern to maintain mechanical equipment at two of the train operator’s key rolling stock depots for three years. The contract award follows Sheffield-based Mechan’s decision to appoint a new service engineer dedicated to the south east and south midlands area. Another engineer will be based in the area to assist […]

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Mechan Celebrates Record Orders

A leading supplier of rail industry lifting products, Sheffield-based Mechan, is looking forward to a bumper year after new orders placed since January topped £1 million. The depot maintenance equipment manufacturer has received new orders totalling a record £1.1 million in the first quarter of 2009, to be delivered in this financial year. This surge […]

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Mechan Makes Move For Future Success

Established Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is making an unprecedented investment in the future of its business, with a move across the city to new premises. Chapeltown-based Mechan is relocating to newly refurbished headquarters in the Darnall area of Sheffield – an operation that will cost the company around £100,000. From Monday March 16, the manufacturer of […]

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Mechan Brings Innovative Italian Plant To Uk

Leading Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, has signed an exclusive deal to supply unique Italian mini cranes and mould handling equipment to the UK and Irish markets. Thanks to its partnership with Gruniverpal Tranchero, Mechan is now the sole distributor of the Minidrel S and Transidrel series mould lifters and the Minidrel B, GB and GIA series […]

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Mechan Celebrates Recession-Busting Record Year

Sheffield-based heavy lifting equipment specialist, Mechan, is ending its 40th anniversary year on a high, having achieved record turnover figures in 2009. Despite the effects of the recession, Mechan has increased its turnover to £2.2 million, a 22% rise on the previous year and is looking forward to 2010 with a full order book. Throughout […]

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Train Lifting-Gear Deals Won

A new Hitachi traincare centre at Ashford and upgraded DLR depot at Beckton have generated substantial orders for Sheffield-based heavy-handling gear specialist Mechan Limited. New depot action is not confined to the UK and Mechan has also been contracted to supply equipment in Ireland and South Africa. Express commuter train services linking Ashford and the […]

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Mechan On Right Track For IIP Success

Established Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is marking its 40th anniversary year by adding the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation to its growing list of credentials. The leading manufacturer of rail depot maintenance and lifting products has achieved the IiP award in recognition of the quality of its staff and services. An independent assessor measured Mechan’s performance […]

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New Eurostar Depot Bogie Drop

Eurostar trains that pull into the brand new CTRL maintenance facility in east London will receive daily servicing and even wheelset changes that are the railway equivalent of a motor racing pit-stop. Streamlined removal and exchange of wheelsets and bogies at the £400-million Temple Mills depot is enabled by a state-of-the-art double bogie drop manufactured […]

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Mechan Appoints Middleman In Middle East

Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, is expanding its international presence with the appointment of its very first sales agent in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Chemicals for Petroleum and Industrial Supplies Est. will be representing Mechan and its handling products across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Liwa approached Mechan at the Innotrans exhibition in Germany last […]

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Equipping and Protecting Siemens’ Traincare Facilities In The UK

big winner from train fleet modernisation since the turn of the Millennium has been Siemens Transportation Systems. After gaining a toehold in the UK a decade ago with its Class 332 Heathrow Express stock, Siemens won a series of orders, mostly for Desiro units. A developing trend towards manufacturer servicing at purpose-built depots accelerated in […]

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Mechan Jib Cranes for the Gulf

Mechan is supplying two special jib cranes for installation at a massive liquefied petroleum gas terminal in the Persian Gulf. Jib ArmMechan won the contract to build the cranes at its Sheffield plant through Scottish engineering group Weir. The two jib cranes will be erected on top of high-capacity LPG storage tanks. The cranes were […]

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Mechan kit takes mega R-R engines for test

Specialist heavy-handling equipment for the latest engine test bed at the Rolls-Royce plc aerospace engine facility in Derby has been provided by Sheffield-based Mechan Limited through a £1.6m contract with Cullum Detuners. A Part of the handling scheme Mechan was the chosen supplier of an overhead, automated jet engine transportation system for the new Test […]

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