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Company Overview

Mechan specialises in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of specialist handling equipment for rail depots. 

Since 1969, the firm has been producing high-quality products at its South Yorkshire manufacturing facility. In 2017, it joined the industry-leading CIM Group – a move that supported its international growth, while enabling it to continue delivering first-class products and unmatched customer service. 

A leading full-service supplier to the rail industry, CIM Group operates across more than 120 countries. Mechan’s products are part of the CIM portfolio, and designed specifically for modern depots and track maintenance teams. Today, the firm develops handling systems for some of the world’s most high-tech tram and rail depots, as well as supplying a range of complementary European solutions. 


Mechan holds a range of industry accreditations, including:

  • ISO 9001.
  • ISO 14001.
  • RISQS accreditation.
  • The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) – Bronze.
  • Safe Contractor. 

Rail lifting and handling products

Mechan’s high-quality lifting and handling equipment is designed to make the maintenance of rail vehicles safer, easier, and more efficient. 

The range includes: 


Mechan’s team is on hand to provide after-sales-support, ensuring that equipment operates efficiently and safely over the course of its lifetime. 

Services include: