Shortlisted for innovation award

March 28, 2022

The unique nature of our products is being celebrated by the local manufacturing community.

Mechan is one of five firms shortlisted in the manufacturing innovation category at this year’s Made in Sheffield Awards.

We have been selected for the accolade, which recognises the impact of an innovative product or process, after producing a bespoke bogie drop for Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot. Our skilled design team created the equipment to allow complete bogies and other underfloor modules on trains to be changed without decoupling, meaning they can return to service more quickly.

Winners of the Made in Sheffield Awards will be announced at a special dinner held on April 28 at the city’s Cutler’s Hall, bringing together competitors from across the S postcode.

Lindsey Mills, our sales manager, said: “We are thrilled to make the finals of the Made in Sheffield Awards, which celebrate the world class manufacturing taking place in our region. There is no other UK company providing the same bespoke design service to the rail industry as Mechan and the Crown Point project demonstrates perfectly the high level of engineering skill and expertise we possess. We fly the flag for Sheffield at home and overseas and hope the judges recognise our commitment to promoting the local manufacturing industry.”


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