Rail Industry Fabricator | Metalwork for Rolling Stock

Manufacturing for the Rail Industry

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.  As a leading sheet metal rail industry fabricator, Hydram has the experience, expertise and capacity to handle significant contracts direct from tier 1 manufacturers.  Hydram supplies metalwork for rolling stock, both for train car interiors and exterior subassemblies.

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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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Metalwork for Rolling Stock Projects

Since successfully bidding for work on the flagship IEP project, rail industry fabricator 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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Rail Industry Fabricator | 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
  • EN 17460 / DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Standard

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Company

Hydram is a highly experienced supply chain partner, with an established and enviable reputation in the subcontract precision sheet metal fabrication marketplace in the UK.

Since 1977 it has worked closely with customers to establish long-term partnerships, developing its sheet metal fabrication expertise, maintaining multiple quality, ISO, and associated accreditations, and grown to be a leading subcontract fabrication company and expert in sheet metal manufacturing.

With a culture based on customer satisfaction, Hydram Sheet Metalwork strives for maximum productivity, quality and level of service whilst maintaining competitive prices through continuous improvement initiatives.