Since 2013, Hitachi Rail has spent over £1.8bn with UK suppliers, including with local company Hydram Engineering.

Hitachi Rail’s success with the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) has helped to create a supply chain of over 1,400 individual suppliers. This includes over 130 suppliers directly in the North East – close to the manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hydram Engineering has worked successfully with Hitachi Rail to enter the rail market in 2016, winning a contract to supply over 1,500 components and assemblies.

Hydram’s employees are proud to experience the trains during both the production process and then again as passengers – seeing how the parts they are responsible for make a real difference to millions of people each year travelling on Hitachi rolling stock.

Find out more about Hydram and how collaborating with Hitachi Rail as a partner has supported business growth, whilst developing new talent through a successful apprentice scheme.

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