Rail depot equipment specialist Mechan has secured two major orders from Hong Kong.
The Sheffield manufacturer has delivered lifting jacks and bogie turntables to the nation’s rapid transit railway operator MTR and is now building a bespoke bogie drop.
Working with local agent Associated Engineers, the company has supplied two dozen 20-tonne versions of its flagship jacks to the Wong Chuk Hang depot on the South Island and four turntables to transfer bogies between maintenance roads.
Richard Carr, Mechan’s chief executive, said: “We have a longstanding, successful relationship with MTR spanning almost two decades and we are very pleased the operator continues to source new depot lifting equipment from us.
“Our jacks and turntables are now fully operational and after a long and complex planning stage, we are confident the bogie drop will follow suit before the end of the year.”
Although the majority of Mechan’s work is undertaken in the UK, exports account for more than 20 per cent of turnover and its products are used in 30 countries worldwide.