Manufacturing for the Rail Industry

Sheet Metal Fabricator

Hydram Sheet Metalwork supplies metal components and fabrications to companies in the aerospace, bus and coach industries, and has been working with rail trackside equipment (location cases/cabinets, LOCs) and rolling stock manufacturers since 2012.

Hydram is closely affiliated to the  Dynamic Metals Group based in the US which has been a leading supplier to the heavy rail and light transit industry for over 40 years.

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Supplying precision sheet metal fabrications to the rail industry

In 2016, Hydram was selected by Hitachi Rail Europe to supply metal fabrications for the Intercity Express Programme.  Along side this project Hydram secured further work from Hitachi including the Scotrail Franchise project.  In total, Hydram supplied more than 1,000 different parts and assemblies to Hitachi Europe and Italy.

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Supplying the Intercity Express Programme (IEP)

For IEP, Hitachi Rail Europe was contracted to build 866 carriages for the UK Class 800/801 trains for the Great Western and East Coast main lines. The majority of components supplied by Hydram for the IEP are for the carriage interiors, including hand poles, painted interior panels and various bracketry and exterior under-floor assemblies – quality products, many supplied to a class ‘A’ surface finish.

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Rolling Stock Projects

Since successfully bidding for work on the flagship IEP project, Hydram has been involved in the following rolling stock projects, fabricating both interior and exterior metalwork:

  • Hitachi Rail Europe – Intercity Express Programme (East Coast)
  • Hitachi Italy – Intercity Express Programme (West Coast)
  • Hitachi Rail Europe – Abellio ScotRail Class 385 EMUs
  • Hitachi Rail Europe – Abellio East Midlands Railway Bimode Class 810
  • Hitachi Rail Europe – First Group East Coast Open Access Class 803
  • Alstom – Greater Anglia Aventra Class 720
  • Alstom – South Western Railway Aventra Class 701
  • Alstom – West Midlands Trains Aventra Class 730
  • Alstom – c2c Aventra Class 720
  • CAF – KeolisAmey Wales and Borders Civity Class 197
  • Siemens – Mireo
  • and more…
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Metwork Capabilities

Metal fabrication company Hydram Sheet Metalwork has extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities, ranging from flatbed and tubular laser cutting through to welding, fabrication, powder coating and assembly.

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Quality Certification

The diversity of the metal products and components manufactured for various transport industries requires the full range of Hydram Sheet Metalwork’s equipment and flexibility as well as stringent quality standards.

Hydram is certified to the following quality standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
  • ISO 3834-2 Welding Standard
  • BS EN 15085-2 CL1 CWRVC Welding Standard
  • DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Standard

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The Dynamic Metals Group

Hydram works closely with associate companies within the Dynamic Metals Group accessing knowledge and expertise across a wide range of industrial sectors.  Dynamic is a privately-owned business with its main headquarters in Michigan USA, comprising of a group of companies based in the US mid-west and the UK, having an established reputation specialising in the supply of precision metal components for the aerospace, defence, automotive and rail sectors.

From very small stamped precision spherical washers for high-pressure hydraulic applications to very large transition duct components to support power generation, the variety of products produced by the group is impressive.

Dynamic group companies manufacture metal products such as mechanical components for all types of specialty transportation equipment including heavy-duty structural fabrications for large earth-moving equipment, steel products for agricultural equipment, off-road equipment, and other heavy duty applications, through to interior trim fabrications finished to the highest standard.