About Hydram Engineering Ltd

Established in 1977 and employing over 300 people in its 115,000 square foot facility, Hydram Engineering is one of the largest sheet metal fabrication companies in Europe.  It offers the full range of subcontract engineering services including laser cutting, CNC punching, panel bending and folding, tube laser cutting and tube bending, fabrication, painting and assembly from its site in Chilton, County Durham.

Markets and Sectors

Hydram Engineering supplies metal products, components and precision sheet metal fabrications to market leading companies in industries such as rail, bus, lighting, furniture, earth-moving machinery and white goods.  The company is committed to providing outstanding manufacturing services working closely with customers to establish long-term partnerships.

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Your Complete Manufacturing Partner

Hydram offers a potential new customer a financially sound, highly experienced supply chain partner, with an established and enviable reputation in the subcontract precision sheet metal fabrication marketplace. Hydram manufactures metal products and components in volumes from prototypes for our established customers to full production batches in the low thousands.

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Hydram is certified to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
  • 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
  • ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard

Laser cutting to welding, painting and assembly

The company owns three Bystronic laser cutting machines and two Trumpf punching machines both complete with full automation. The existing plant list also includes a total of twelve multi-axis pressbrakes, three robotic welding cells, two tube-cutting lasers and much more. See our capacity list here.

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Sheet Metal Subcontractor

Hydram Sheet Metalwork supplies metal products, components and precision sheet metal fabrications to market leading companies in industries such as rail, bus, lighting, furniture, earth-moving machinery and white goods. Hydram’s success is founded on customer satisfaction, aiming to achieve maximum productivity, quality and level of service whilst maintaining competitive prices through its continuous improvement ethos and by working closely with customers to establish long term partnerships.

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Hydram Facts:

  • Established 1977
  • Based in North East UK
  • Sheet Metalwork Subcontractor
  • Chilton Factory 115,000 square feet
  • Over 300 Employees
  • Extensive Certification
  • Extensive Capabilities
  • Broad Customer Base
  • Dynamic Group Company 2018

Dynamic Aerospace and Defence Group

Hydram Engineering Ltd. is part of the Dynamic Aerospace and Defence group. The Dynamic Group is a privately-owned business with its main headquarters in Michigan, USA. The portfolio of companies is based both in the mid-west US and in the UK, having an established reputation, specialising in supplying precision metal components for the aerospace, defence, automotive and rail sectors.