Mechan puts Sheffield on Map at World Trade Fair

23rd July 2012

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is preparing to fly the flag for Sheffield manufacturers at the world's largest transport trade fair in September.

Mechan will be exhibiting in the British Pavilion at InnoTrans 2012, which opens on September 18 in Berlin, Germany and attracts key members of the international rail industry. The firm, a regular at the bi-annual trade fair, will be showcasing the latest version of its Microlink jack control system at this year's event, following a complete redesign to accommodate the longer, high speed trains being introduced to the rail network. These recent upgrades to the patented jack controller have enabled Mechan to install the largest single system of lifting jacks in the UK at the Alstom Transport Traincare Centre near Manchester. Microlink's bespoke software is now operating a chain of 44 jacks, used to service the new fleet of West Coast trains. Managing director, Richard Carr, will be heading up Mechan's exhibition team. He said: InnoTrans is a unique opportunity to show the world how we are developing our products to meet the changing needs of the rail industry and highlight some of the major achievements we have made in the last two years. We are very proud of the updates to our popular Microlink controller, not least the introduction of a user-friendly touch screen control panel, and we look forward to sharing them with colleagues old and new from across the globe. Mechan will be based in hall 2.2, stand 215m at InnoTrans 2012, which will be held at Messe Berlin from September 18-21. For more information about the firm's wide range of depot maintenance products, telephone (0114) 257 0563 or visit

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