Yellow Goods / Off-Highway Vehicle Metalwork Subcontractor

Painted Metal Fabrications Supplier

For over 40 years Hydram Sheet Metalwork has been a painted metal fabrication supplier to the yellow goods earth-moving machinery, off-highway vehicle sector, providing precision sheet metal and tubular fabrications.

Typical metal products supplied to the yellow goods industry include simple metal brackets and hydraulic hose clamps, fan guards, finger guards, access panels, personnel platforms, handrail assemblies and up to more heavy duty bracket and load-bearing assemblies.

With profiling and forming capabilities up to 3 metres and up to 250 tonnes, robotic MIG welding, manual TIG welding and multiple powder coating facilities available on-site, Hydram is ideally equipped to supply the heavy-duty vehicle market, including off-road equipment, agricultural equipment and earthmoving vehicles, with metal fabrications.

As a trusted supply-chain partner, the fabrications supplier works to electronic schedules supplied by customers, enabling medium-range planning of materials and manufacturing capacity.   Finished metal fabrications are then delivered to site daily by one of Hydram’s fleet of delivery vehicles.

Assembled hydraulic hose brackets

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication Supplier

Subcontractor Hydram provides painted sheet metal and tubular components for earth-moving machinery to Caterpillar, JCB and Komatsu, that can be found in excavators, backhoe loaders and articulated trucks.

Hydram has dealt with Komatsu for over 40 years and was named “Supplier of the Year” in 2010.

Metalwork Capacity Range

Metal fabrication supplier Hydram provides light to medium sized fabrications from mild steel plate up to 20mm thick, all the way down to small brackets, tubular structures, clamps and CNC machined blocks, providing the capacity for manufacturing metal fabrications for earthmoving vehicles, agricultural equipment and other heavy-duty off-road vehicles and equipment.

Metal profiling capacity is up to 3m x 1.5m in both laser cutting and CNC punching, with pressbrake forming capacity up to 3m wide and 250 tonnes.

Robotic welding capacity is up to 150kg component weight, 2.2m long.

Powder coating is available for parts up to 3m long when manually sprayed, or up to 2.1m long when handled on one of our automated conveyor paint plants.

Volumes range from the low tens for larger fabricated metal subassemblies up to the low thousands for smaller metal components.

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Quality Certification

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
  • EN 17460 / DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

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Painted Metal Components

Specialist powder paint and wet paint processes are undertaken to meet the required customer standard, with all fabrications supplied fully painted, with careful removal of laser oxide from laser cut parts where necessary, fully shotblasted after welding, pre-treated, primed and top coat applied to provide high paint adhesion and maximum salt-spray corrosion resistance.  Components pass through either a three-stage or five-and-a-half-stage pre-treatment process (depending on fabrication size) to ensure that they are fully degreased and chemically-coated.

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Hydram Sheet Metalwork

Painted Metal Fabrication Supplier
Based in North East UK
Chilton Factory 135,000 square feet
Established 1977
Over 200 Employees
Broad Customer Base

Extensive Certification

Extensive Capactity and Capabilities

Painted Fabrications for Yellow Goods

Painted metal fabrication company Hydram has been supplying metal products and fabrications to a broad range of industries including the yellow-goods sector from its 135,000 square foot facility in County Durham, UK for over 45 years.

Hydram manufactures metal products such as mechanical components for all types of transportation equipment including heavy-duty structural fabrications for large earth-moving equipment, steel products for agricultural equipment and off-road equipment.

Hydram’s expertise also extends to interior trim fabrications, dashboard control panels and hand pole assemblies suitable for public transportation, finished to the highest standards.

Contact our sales engineers to discuss how this painted metal fabrication supplier can help you.