Investing in the Future
Since 1977 Hydram Sheet Metalwork's continuous policy of expansion and renewal has helped maintain the company’s competitive edge in precision sheet metal fabrication.
Leading subcontract metalwork company
Hydram currently owns three Bystronic 4.4kw flatbed 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, six presses, three robotic welding cells, two tube-cutting lasers and CNC tube bending centres, three CNC vertical milling machines, a CNC lathe and three paint plants.
2016: £2mn Investment in Sheet Metal Profiling and Automation
Announced in May 2016: A £2mn investment project in precision sheet metal profiling equipment and automated handling systems comes only months after the company completed its last significant project in 2015. Managing Director David Greatorex says, “The project we are announcing today sees us replacing and upgrading machinery that has helped the company’s sales double over the past 5 years. The new equipment will help us to continue to grow the business and offer secure employment to over 230 people.” Hydram is working with established suppliers Bystronic and Trumpf in this project, having proven track records in supplying laser cutting, CNC punch profiling and bending technology.
2014-2015: Doubling powder coating capacity, and more...
To ensure that the business could maintain the high level of service required by its multinational customer base, Hydram embarked on a major expansion project to double its powder coating capacity in 2014. The £1.5mn programme included a new factory extension, a new automated paint line and investment in robotic welding, shot blasting, pressbrake and assembly operations. Having two automated paint lines and an off-line batch plant, Hydram will boast the greatest powder coating capacity of any UK sheet metal subcontractor.
2012-2014: Aggressive expansion
In 2012 Hydram was successful in securing a grant under the Regional Growth Fund programme, a government initiative to encourage businesses to invest. The £2.2mn project began with the acquisition of a BySpeed Pro laser cutting cell with ByTrans Extended automation from Bystronic. It also included a major new construction project in the form of a new advanced assembly and finishing factory and further investment in automated machinery, including a new BLM tube laser, BLM tube bending centre and Salvagnini P4Xe 2116 panel bender. The investment programme was complete in 2014 and significantly increased metal finishing capacity as well as enabling efficiency improvements in other areas.
Above is just a snapshot of the investment the company has made in the last few years. A full history is available here.
Hydram - the precision sheet metal fabrication company.