Mechan's flagship lifting jacks are a familiar sight in rail facilities across the world.
As pressure increases to achieve ever faster maintenance times, the Sheffield-based manufacturer is focused on delivering heavy lifting equipment that offers speed, strength and precision, enabling longer trains to be serviced without decoupling.
Mechan's portfolio ranges from bogie drops to bespoke traversers and with almost half a century of engineering experience to its name, it is known and respected for the safety and reliability of its products.
Excellent links are enjoyed with depot operators and train builders. The firm works regularly with the likes of Siemens, Hitachi, Network Rail, Bombardier and Alstom on high profile projects such as the IEP, Thames link and Crossrail, which are providing a multi million pound boost to its order book.
Thanks to a network of international agents, exports are playing an increasingly significant role in Mechan's success. Equipment is shipped to key territories including South Africa, New Zealand and Hong Kong and expansion continues in Europe and the Middle East.
Mechan is also looking to Europe to enhance its UK and Irish offering, bringing a selection of third party innovations to these home markets that complement its in house capabilities. Products include a handheld laser measurer for wheelsets and tracks, automated sandbox filling systems, electric shunters and flexible exhaust hoods.
By delivering durable, cutting edge equipment and great service, the firm is positioned perfectly to secure new business on a national and global scale. This focus on quality is attracting attention within the rail sector and in February, Mechan was named winner of the 'subcontractor of the year - small' category at the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) 2016.
To find out more about Mechan's range of depot maintenance equipment, telephone (0114) 257 0563, visit www.mechan.co.uk or follow the firm onTwitter, @mechanuk.