Mechan has secured a five-year maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail to service the products supplied to its facilities as part of the Intercity Express Programme.
The contract covers regular maintenance visits and 24 hour breakdown assistance at the North Pole depot in West London, Stoke Gifford near Bristol and the recently completed facility at Doncaster.
Mechan, a provider of heavy lifting equipment, will take care of bespoke equipment drops at all three locations, 80 lifting jacks, which operate in 40 sets of two, and two bogie turntables. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
Mechan sales manager Lindsey Mills said: “Hitachi Rail’s commitment to this contract is a real step forward, demonstrating a desire to centralise work with suppliers and promote consistency between manufacture and maintenance, rather than leaving each depot to its own devices.”
As part of the contract, Mechan will also be responsible for servicing the Blaschke fume extraction systems at the train maintenance centres.