Innovation in railway lifting equipment

Innovation in railway lifting equipment

Innovation is not only about new technology. Innovation is about achieving magnitude and scale in projects that has never been achieved before. One glowing examples of this sort of innovation is Mechan’s record-breaking jacks at the Alstom Transport Traincare Centre in Longsight, near Manchester.

Mechan‘s 44-jack chain, the longest single system of lifting jacks in the UK, was commissioned to service the new 11 car Alstom-built Pendolino trains. Seeing off competition from China and across Europe, Mechan demonstrate that quality and innovation in the service of closely matching customer needs is what is most important. The jack system at Longsight is just one of many in Mechan’s growing portfolio of achievements, and demonstrates an innovative approach to problem-solving, paired with meticulous attention to quality.

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