The deal with Gruniverpal includes mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 1t to 50t, and is part of a Europe-wide network of exclusive deals that Mechan has signed in order to expand its product portfolio, Other names and products it has signed agreements with include access platforms and sandbox filling equipment from Italy’s Bertolotti, train washing equipment and controlled emission toilet systems from Aquafrisch in Spain and the Calipri wheelset measurement device from NextSense in Austria.

Richard Carr, Mechan managing director, said: “Mechan already has a global reputation for quality, safety and reliability and we felt it was time to expand our offering with the addition of peripherals that will help our clients maximise the productivity of their depot/workshop equipment. We are very pleased to be representing our continental partners in the UK and Ireland and we are confident that their products will significantly enhance our industry presence.”