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9 March 2009

Mechan Makes Move for Future Success

Established Sheffield manufacturer Mechan is making an unprecedented investment in the future of its business with a move across the city to new premises. Chapeltown-based Mechan is relocating to newly refurbished headquarters in the Darnall area of Sheffield – an operation that will cost the company around £100,000.

From Monday 16 March, the manufacturer of specialist rail depot and workshop equipment will be operating from Davy Industrial Park, which is located on Prince of Wales Road, one of the main arterial routes into Sheffield. The firm will operate from the Sir John Brown Building, named fittingly after the famous local steel pioneer.

The relocation represents an investment in the future quality of Mechan’s products, as the new site offers much improved facilities for its factory staff. The firm’s entire workforce of 20 is making the move, which will take place in stages to ensure minimal downtime and no loss of production.

Mechan has received help to finance its relocation from Yorkshire Forward, who awarded the firm a grant for business investment. This funding is offered to sustainable businesses to provide solutions that will facilitate growth.

Richard Carr, Mechan’s managing director, said, “We are very excited about our imminent relocation, as the new premises offer excellent facilities for both our factory and office staff in a thriving and easily accessible area of Sheffield. The move also has special significance for me personally, as it marks a return to the site of my very first job – a youth training scheme apprenticeship with Davy McKee.”

Mechan is internationally renowned for the production of lifting and handling equipment used specifically in rail depots and workshops, as well as high integrity cranes for use in hazardous environments. The firm’s move also coincides with its 40th anniversary celebrations.

The company’s new address will be: Sir John Brown Building, Davy Industrial Park, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S9 4EX. All other contact details will remain the same. For further information about Mechan’s product range visit their website or telephone to request a brochure.

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