A landmark moment for the transport industry has been reached this week, following the launch of the eagerly anticipated Rail Sector Strategy.

Our chief executive, Richard Carr, was part of the drafting team for the Rail Supply Group, who produced the document and has been integral in establishing the sector’s long term plans to rejuvenate the sector.

The strategy brings together rail supply businesses, such as Mechan, to create a strong single voice that will help us become more competitive, productive and sustainable during the next decade.

We are pleased to see a commitment to increasing manufacturing and innovation (issues at the heart of our business) to enhance skills and employment, and we are sure the strategy will help focus the activities of the rail industry, supporting general economic growth.