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Mechan acquires new owners

07 March 2017/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Freight Forwarding, Rail, Operations Management


Mechan is joining France’s CIM Groupe – one of the industry’s most ambitious international suppliers of integrated solutions.

The name, management and personnel will stay the same, but will benefit from the support of CIM’s export expertise and industry contacts.

CIM’s portfolio of products and services includes the design and realisation of railway infrastructure supply and construction projects. It operates in more than 120 countries worldwide, across all continents, working for many of the main rail transportation and public transport operators, as well as mining companies.

The takeover will provide them with an excellent opportunity to accelerate international development. Managing director, Richard Carr, will continue to lead Mechan’s expert team and as far as existing clients are concerned, it is business as usual. However, they are looking forward to raising CIM’s profile in the UK and becoming part of an organisation that has demonstrated its dynamism through consistent growth.

Alain Lovambac, Chief Executive of the CIM Groupe, added: “Mechan is a particularly innovative and successful company whose high-quality products are complementary to our own. This acquisition strengthens our ambition to become a world leader in the design and supply of turnkey railway workshop solutions.”

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