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Record Jack Numbers Boost Mechan Order Book

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, is enjoying record-breaking demand for its flagship lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year.

Lifting Jacks

Most of the jacks specified so far are being built by the Sheffield-based manufacturer for UK rail depots, although sets will also be heading to France and New Zealand.

All Mechan’s lifting and handling products are assembled at its South Yorkshire headquarters, using parts sourced from local suppliers, so the benefits of this significant boost to the firm’s order book will be felt across the region.

Lindsey Mills, Mechan’s sales manager, said:

“Our jacks are renowned for their quality and reliability, making us the rail industry’s preferred supplier. Thanks to continued investment in UK infrastructure, demand has surged and with various franchise developments and depot enhancements expected in the next couple of years, we can see plenty of opportunities to build on this success.”

Mechan’s jacks are used in some of the world’s most advanced rail maintenance facilities, enabling trains of up to 13 cars in length to be lifted without decoupling. The firm’s Megalink control system is the most technically advanced in its field, giving just one user the ability to raise a synchronised set safely and efficiently, whilst receiving constant feedback.

In addition to building new jacks, Mechan will also be refurbishing a set of 20, currently in operation at a UK rail depot, to enhance their productivity and extend their useful lifespan.

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