Subcontract Manufacturing for the Transportation Industry

Sheet Metal Fabrication Company

Hydram Sheet Metalwork manufactures metal components and fabrications to companies in the aerospace, railway rolling stock, bus and coach industries.  Hydram is closely affiliated with the Dynamic Metals Group based in the US, which has been a leading supplier to major transportation manufacturers for over 40 years.

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Precision Sheet Metal Fabrications for Coach and Bus

Metal fabrication company Hydram has established itself as a key manufacturer of exterior panels, locker doors, grab poles and luggage racks for the bus and coach industry.  It has also supplied heat shields and brackets for cars and aircraft, and is a trusted supplier of various fabrications, assemblies and components for train interiors.

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Bus and Coach Fabrications

Fabrication subcontractor Hydram has been manufacturing assemblies for Alexander Dennis Limited since 2014.  ADL is one of the world’s leading bus and coach builders, supplying vehicles to the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand and it counts Hydram as a key fabrication supplier.

A range of fabricated products including handpoles, drivers assembled partition panels, racks and locker doors are manufactured by Hydram.

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Locker Door Details

The locker door assemblies fabricated by Hydram involve machining aluminium extrusion, laser cutting and forming of the aluminium skin, before welding, bonding and painting.  The doors are fitted with locking mechanisms and gas struts before leaving Hydram’s factory.

The handpoles are manufactured using Hydram’s tube laser cutting and tube bending machines, then powder coated to the customer’s colour specifcation.  Many orders are kitted onto stillages to be delivered direct to the customer’s production lines.

Hydram has been successfully audited by blue-chip companies in this sector and employs coded welders to meet the safety standards of the industry.

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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
  • DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Standard

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Fabrications for Public Transport Vehicles

Sheet metal fabrication company Hydram has been supplying metal products, metal components and precision sheet metal fabrications on a subcontract basis from its 135,000 square foot facility in County Durham, UK for over 45 years.

With customers in many industries, Hydram has a broad understanding and range of capabilities that are particularly relevant in the manufacture of interior and exterior metalwork for public transport vehicles, and within the UK’s rail rolling-stock manufacturing sector.

Employing technologies such as laser cutting for sheet metal, laser cutting for tube, CNC panel bending and robotic welding, the metalworking facilities are complete.  Finished metal components can be powder coated or wet painted as required to meet exacting customer standards for salt-spray corrosion.

Contact our sales engineers to find out how we can help with your custom metal fabrication project for the public transport industry.