Mechan Presses Home Hong Kong Revival
25th September 2012
Sheffield-based depot equipment manufacturer, Mechan, is refreshing its links with Hong Kong's rail operator after 13 years on the buffers.
Mechan has just fitted a bogie press at MTR's Pat Heung depot in Hong Kong, to complement the one installed in the Siu Ho Wan depot in 1999. This latest Hong Kong order was secured by Mechan's local distributor, Associated Engineers, who work closely with the rail network in the former British colony. The new press will enable bogies serviced at Pat Heung, which serves the MTR West Rail line, to undergo suspension checks and height adjustments after a rebuild. Richard Carr, Mechan's managing director, said: Associated Engineers is one of our newest distributors and we are very pleased the firm has secured such a key order for us with MTR. Whilst various upgrades have improved the usability and performance of our bogie presses in the decade or so since the last installation, the two pieces of equipment are still recognisably the same and offer equal build quality and longevity. It is heartening to see our older press still operating so reliably on this busy rail network. Export business is becoming increasingly important to Mechan's growth and is forecasted to account for 25% of turnover this year. International agents are vital to the firm's continued success and a number of new representatives have been secured, including Hong Kong's Associated Engineers. For further information about Mechan's wide range of depot maintenance equipment, visit the firm at InnoTrans on stand 215m, hall 2.2, telephone (0114) 257 0563 or visit www.mechan.co.uk