Mechan’s Middle East move


RAIL depot maintenance equipment and handling products specialist Mechan is targeting the Middle East for expansion after appointing its first sales agent in the area.
The Sheffield firm has named Liwa Chemicals, from Abu Dhabi as agents.

Mechan’s managing director, Richard Carr, said: “Liwa not only has existing links to the petrochemicals industry that could be very valuable to Mechan, but also appears to be attuned to recent rail developments, such as the much anticipated Abu Dhabi Metro and Union Railway project.

“We have every confidence that the firm will be an excellent mouthpiece for us in a geographic area that has great potential for our products.”

Suhaas Paradkar, general manager of Liwa Chemicals, added: “Mechan’s product range sits perfectly alongside our existing portfolio and we are very excited to have this opportunity to present them to both existing and new clients in the UAE.”

Earlier this month, Prince of Wales Road-based Mechan predicted that this year would be its best year ever after securing contracts worth more than £1 million since the start of the year, which more than doubled the size of its current order book.

The firm said it was enjoying record growth and was confident of securing a further £1 million of business by Christmas.