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Subcontract Manufacturing for the Rail Industry

Hydram Sheet Metalwork supplies metal components and fabrications to companies in the aerospace, railway, bus and coach industries.

Supplying precision sheet metal fabrications to the rail industry

Hitachi train in depot

In 2016, Hydram was selected by Hitachi Rail Europe to supply metal fabrications for the Intercity Express Programme.  Hitachi is building 866 carriages for the UK Class 800/801 trains for the Great Western and East Coast main lines.  Alongside this project Hydram secured further work with Hitachi including the Scotrail Franchise project.  In total, Hydram is supplying more than 1,000 different parts and assemblies to Hitachi Europe and Italy.  The majority are for the carriage interiors, including hand poles, painted interior panels and various bracketry and assemblies – quality products, many supplied to a class ‘A’ surface finish.

Train interior

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

Quality certification

Hydram is certified to the following quality standards:

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard

ISO 3834-2 Welding Standard

BS EN 15085-1 CWRVC Welding Standard

DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry

ISO 14001 Environmental Standard


Hitachi train in depot 

The Dynamic Group

In June 2018 Hydram Engineering Ltd. became part of the Dynamic Aerospace and Defense group.  Dynamic has been a leading supplier to the heavy rail and light transit industry for over 40 years. Whether managing major OEM long-term transit contracts or small job shop requirements, Dynamic designs, manufactures, and assembles an extensive selection of window systems, doors, glazing, locomotive seats, locks, and other miscellaneous transportation hardware.

The Dynamic Group

Latest News

Hydram Engineering Achieves Rail Bonding Standard DIN 6701 Hydram Engineering is pleased to announce that it has attained certification to Bonding Standard DIN 6701-2, the accreditation for the use of adhesive bonding in the manufacture of rail vehicles and parts of rail vehicles. Read More >