Mechan Lifting Jacks

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Our flagship jacks are raising standards in the transport industry. Thanks to our patented Megalink controller, they enable the synchronised lifting of multiple rail cars by a single operator.

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Mechan Lifts Underground Upgrades to New Heights

Mechan Lifts Underground Upgrades to New Heights

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is delivering one of its largest ever orders of lifting jacks to London Underground’s Acton depot.

Mechan Bogies Streamline Metro Maintenance

Mechan Bogies Streamline Metro Maintenance

Mechan, has been called upon by Midland Metro, the operator of West Midlands Metro, to keep its tram maintenance programme on track.

Mechan Adds Jewel in Crown Point Upgrade

Mechan Adds Jewel in Crown Point Upgrade

Mechan have installed a bespoke bogie drop as part of the largescale development of Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot.

Mechan: Traversing the UK

Mechan: Traversing the UK

Sheffield-based Mechan is one of the only firms in the country with the ability to design and build bespoke traversers.

Mechan Jacks Enhance Updated Glasgow Rail Depot

Mechan Jacks Enhance Updated Glasgow Rail Depot

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has created a bespoke set of lifting jacks to furnish an upgraded Glasgow maintenance facility.

Mechan Given Safety Accolade by Siemens Mobility

Mechan Given Safety Accolade by Siemens Mobility

Mechan has received recognition from one of the world’s largest rail companies for its positive impact on the safety of depot workers.

Mechan and Winvic Collaborate on New Logistics Hub

Mechan and Winvic Collaborate on New Logistics Hub

Mechan is supplying Winvic with a bespoke rail traverser for a new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal in Northamptonshire.

Mechan Rises to ‘Tiny’ Jack Challenge

Mechan Rises to ‘Tiny’ Jack Challenge

Mechan has created a bespoke version of its flagship lifting jack to fit into an extremely narrow maintenance facility.

Mechan Welcomes Engineering Duo

Mechan Welcomes Engineering Duo

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is strengthening its technical expertise with the appointment of two experienced engineers.

Continental Links Secure Paris Tram Depot Order for Mechan

Continental Links Secure Paris Tram Depot Order for Mechan

Mechan is joining forces with its French parent company, CIM, to equip a new state-of-the-art tram depot on the outskirts of Paris.

Servicing Capacity at Devon Rail Depot Given a Lift

Servicing Capacity at Devon Rail Depot Given a Lift

Mechan has developed a set of 12 lifting jacks and two turntables for a new maintenance facility being built in Exeter, Devon.

Mechan Keeps Calm and Carries On during COVID

Mechan Keeps Calm and Carries On during COVID

A can-do attitude at Sheffield-based Mechan has helped keep the rail industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic.

Siemens Mobility Overhauls 500th Bogie at Its Lincoln Service Centre

Siemens Mobility Overhauls 500th Bogie at Its Lincoln Service Cen...

Siemens Mobility has overhauled its 500th bogie at its Bogie Service Centre in Lincoln, which opened in November 2018.

Bogie Lifters: Client Commission Results in New Product for Mechan

Bogie Lifters: Client Commission Results in New Product for Mecha...

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is extending its portfolio of rail depot handling equipment, after developing a new product for Siemens Mobility Limited.

New Zealand Orders Raise Mechan’s Global Presence

New Zealand Orders Raise Mechan’s Global Presence

Mechan is supplying eight lifting jacks to KiwiRail, eight years after it installed four identical units at the operator’s Hamilton depot.

Mechan Opens Doors to Rail Industry

Mechan Opens Doors to Rail Industry

Mechan is inviting friends and colleagues to see for themselves how its lifting and handling products are transformed from concept to reality.

Mechan Adds York to Traverser Tally

Mechan Adds York to Traverser Tally

Sheffield-based Mechan has delivered a 130-tonne bespoke traverser and set of 12 lifting jacks to the Network Rail facility.

Mechan Team on Track for Rail Charity Challenge

Mechan Team on Track for Rail Charity Challenge

Four colleagues from Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, are preparing for a charity fundraiser next year. 

Mechan Adds New Landmark To Liverpool Depot

Mechan Adds New Landmark To Liverpool Depot

Mechan, the lifting and handling specialist, has installed a brand-new jib crane at the main doors of the Kirkdale depot in Liverpool.

Mechan Transforms Turntable Design

Mechan Transforms Turntable Design

The Sheffield-based manufacturer has launched a new turntable design, following 18 months’ research and development into ways to overcome...

Record Jack Numbers Boost Mechan Order Book

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...

Mechan Celebrates Half a Century

Mechan Celebrates Half a Century

The Sheffield manufacturer handed over the proceeds of its fundraising to the city’s Children’s Hospital at a recent open day to mark its...

Mechan at Railtex: Best of Europe at UK Rail Show

Mechan at Railtex: Best of Europe at UK Rail Show

Rail depot maintenance specialist Mechan will add a continental feel to Railtex, showcasing its expertise alongside its European partners.

Mechan Welcomes Anniversary Visit from Local MP

Mechan Welcomes Anniversary Visit from Local MP

Sheffield Labour MP, Clive Betts, has paid local rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, a special visit to mark its 50th anniversary.

History Repeats as Cairo Team Returns to Mechan

History Repeats as Cairo Team Returns to Mechan

Our original bogie drop is still working reliably and efficiently and it is a huge endorsement of our build quality that Colas Rail requested a replica.

Mechan Makes Charity Donation to Mark 50th Year

Mechan Makes Charity Donation to Mark 50th Year

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, has donated £5,000 to the city’s Children’s Hospital to kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations. The rail depot...

Mechan Sets Fundraising Goal to Mark Half Century

Mechan Sets Fundraising Goal to Mark Half Century

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, is embarking on a charity mission to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Sheffield-based manufacturer has pledged...

Mechan Jacks Lift Expectations for Crossrail Trains

Mechan Jacks Lift Expectations for Crossrail Trains

Trains running on London’s eagerly anticipated Elizabeth Line will spend more time in service and less in the depot, thanks to rail maintenance equipment spec...

Mechan Rewarded for Top Quality People Management

Mechan Rewarded for Top Quality People Management

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, has retained its Investors in People accreditation, after being described as having a “strong purpose and vision to be recogni...

Mechan Makes Grade at National College for High Speed Rail

Mechan Makes Grade at National College for High Speed Rail

The depot maintenance specialist has supplied a bogie press and a set of lifting jacks to the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster. Working with th...

Mechan Stalwart Steps Down on Silver Anniversary

Mechan Stalwart Steps Down on Silver Anniversary

Works supervisor, Pete Bates, from Birdwell in Barnsley, will be completing his final day at the Sheffield-based manufacturer on May 18, after joining the firm ...

Mechan Signs Five Year Deal with Hitachi Rail

Mechan Signs Five Year Deal with Hitachi Rail

Heavy lifting equipment specialist, Mechan, has secured an exclusive maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail. The Sheffield-based manufacturer negotiated a...

Thoroughly Modern Mechan Gives Lift to Heritage Rail

Thoroughly Modern Mechan Gives Lift to Heritage Rail

The specialist manufacturer has supplied four 35-tonne railcar lifting jacks to Severn Valley Railway’s new Kidderminster facility, to make maintenance...

Mechan Equips Acton for Bakerloo Action

Mechan Equips Acton for Bakerloo Action

Rail lifting jacks produced by Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, have been identified as the most efficient way to carry out major refurbishment to...

New Owners Raise Railtex Interest in Mechan

New Owners Raise Railtex Interest in Mechan

Rail depot equipment manufacturer, Mechan, is returning to this year’s Railtex exhibition in May to introduce industry colleagues to its new owners...

Mechan Acquired by Major French Rail Group

Mechan Acquired by Major French Rail Group

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is joining France’s CIM Group – one of the industry’s most ambitious international suppliers of integrated...

Longsight Lengthens List of Mechan Equipment

Longsight Lengthens List of Mechan Equipment

Sheffield-based Mechan continues to be a key equipment manufacturer and supplier to Manchester’s home of high speed trains, the Longsight Traincare Centre.

Double Crane Order Grants Mechan Allerton Hatrick

Double Crane Order Grants Mechan Allerton Hatrick

A trio of cranes built by Mechan is standing sentry at Northern Rail’s Allerton depot, following a £23 million project to increase its capacity.

Mechan Facilitates Innovation Centre for New High-Speed Trains

Mechan Facilitates Innovation Centre for New High-Speed Trains

Mechan obtains two orders from the Rail Innovation Development Centre, where the new high speed IEP trains are being trialled in Leicestershire.

Mechan Raises Export Trade with Major Hong Kong Orders

Mechan Raises Export Trade with Major Hong Kong Orders

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is enhancing its far east export trade after it secures two major orders from Hong Kong.

Mechan Set to Flaunt Distinctive Lifting Jacks at InnoTrans

Mechan Set to Flaunt Distinctive Lifting Jacks at InnoTrans

Heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, will attract attention at this year's InnoTrans with their distinctive yellow lifting jacks

Mechan win £1m Equipment Contract with Crossrail

Mechan win £1m Equipment Contract with Crossrail

Mechan depot maintenance equipment contract: the Sheffield-based firm will deliver its equipment to Crossrail, now known as the Elizabeth Line.

MECHAN SEALS DEAL WITH DONCASTER NEIGHBOUR

MECHAN SEALS DEAL WITH DONCASTER NEIGHBOUR

Image courtesy of Hitachi Rail Europe Heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, might work across the world, but the Sheffield-based manufacturer had to look no fur...

FOCUS ON YOUNG TALENT AIDS MECHAN BID TO BE BEST

FOCUS ON YOUNG TALENT AIDS MECHAN BID TO BE BEST

Sheffield-based Mechan has “a strong purpose and mission to be the best in the industry in which it operates” according to independent assessment by Inv...

MECHAN TRAVERSERS CARRY FIRST IEP TRAINS

MECHAN TRAVERSERS CARRY FIRST IEP TRAINS

Two heavyweight members of the Mechan family are swinging into action at Hitachi Rail’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility in County Durham, foll...

MECHAN SETS SIGHTS ON MIDDLE EAST EXPO

MECHAN SETS SIGHTS ON MIDDLE EAST EXPO

Lee Pitts, Mechan’s sales engineer (Courtesy of Mechan Ltd.) Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is aiming to expand its presence in the Middle East ...

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