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CIM acquires MECHAN, the UK’s leading manufacturer of railway workshop lifting and handling solutions

CIM: one of the key French suppliers to international railway customers.

For more than 40 years, CIM has been one of the main French solution providers to many railway authorities around the World. CIM’s flexibility and capacity to adapt to a constantly evolving international market, has enabled CIM to export its expertise and knowledge to many of the main rail transportation and public transport operators, as well as mining companies, in more than 120 countries Worldwide.

CIM operates in all continents, designing and realising railway infrastructure supply and construction projects and equipping maintenance workshops. CIM also ensures the sustainability of the work it carries out as well as the reliablity of the clients’ rolling stock, through the provision of engineering and maintenance services.
Some recent projects: Santo Domingo and Panama metro lines, the first tram system in Latin America in Cuenca, Ecuador, Dakar’s TER (Regional Express Train) in Senegal, diesel electric locomotives for SNCFT in Tunisia (for Progress Rail), …

With the acquisition of MECHAN, CIM, already a well established specialist in the maintenance of rolling stock, strengthens its capacity to supply turnkey solutions to its international clients.

MECHAN’s extensive range of heavy lifting and handling products have for many years helped rail maintenance providers improve servicing times and reach new levels of depot safety, efficiency and reliability.

MECHAN has established an international reputation for excellence, thanks to the company’s Megalink controller and flagship lifting jacks, along with equipment drops, bogie handling and underfloor lifting systems that can be found in a significant number of the most prestigious rail and tram depots.

" MECHAN is a particularly innovative and successful company which presents a range of high quality products, complementary to our own. This acquisition strengthens our ambition to become the world leading group in the design and supply of turnkey railway workshop solutions." Alain Lovambac, CEO, CIM Group


" Joining the CIM Group is an excellent opportunity to accelerate our international development. MECHAN becomes part of an ambitious programme managed by a group that has demonstrated its dynamism through its consistent growth. " Richard Carr, Managing Director, MECHAN

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