NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has ordered eight 30-tonne lifting jacks from Mechan for installation at its Wellington and Dunedin depots.
Mechan worked with KiwiRail to customise one of its standard designs.
The companies have a longstanding relationship, Mechan having supplied an initial set of jacks to Wellington in 2001, four more to Hamilton in 2012 and a further four to Auckland last year.
‘Despite our existing links with KiwiRail, these orders were won through tender and our products judged impartially on their quality and value for money’, said Mechan Sales Manager Lindsey Mills. ‘We have proven the high level of reliability our jacks achieve and we expect that this was viewed positively in the decision-making process.’