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Rail depot equipment specialist acquired by group

12 April 2017

Rail depot equipment specialist Mechan is joining France’s CIM Group – an international supplier of integrated solutions. Sheffield-based manufacturer Mechan will be retaining its name, management and personnel, but will benefit from the support of CIM’s export expertise and industry contacts.  

The firm will be adding its extensive range of heavy lifting and handling equipment to CIM’s portfolio of products and services, which includes the design and realisation of railway infrastructure supply and construction projects. 

Richard Carr, Mechan’s MD, said: “This takeover will provide us with an excellent opportunity to accelerate our international development. I will continue to lead Mechan’s expert team and as far as existing clients are concerned, it will be business as usual. However, we are looking forward to raising CIM’s profile in the UK and becoming part of an organisation that has demonstrated its dynamism through consistent growth.”

CIM operates in more than 120 countries worldwide, across all continents, working for many of the main rail transportation and public transport operators, as well as mining companies. It ensures the sustainability of the work it carries out, plus the reliability of clients’ rolling stock through the provision of engineering and maintenance services.