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About Salamander Fabrications

Established in Huddersfield in 1968, Salamander Fabrications is a full-service sheet metal fabrication company that works with organisations all over the country to create high-quality fabricated metal products with an exceptional customer experience. Our company provides a complete range of CNC machining services, and we pride ourselves on our ability to offer both full-service sheet metal fabrication and sub-contracting services. It’s no wonder we have been the UK’s chosen choice for sheet metal fabrication solutions for over 50 years, with an expert team providing end-to-end machining services.

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Our Story

Salamander Fabrications was founded by Huddersfield-born Brian Haskell in 1968 and had a modest beginning, with just three employees working from premises not much bigger than a modern double garage. Salamander’s first big contract was with the Derbyshire Police Force, which saw us tasked with the supply of a mobile canteen. For several years, we continued to work within the food and catering sectors however, as the business and our client base grew and diversified, we’ve gone on to sub-contract and supply to a broad range of sectors and businesses.

In the last 50 years, we’ve seen a lot of changes in our business, as we’re always looking to stay ahead of the curve, adapt to new technologies and ways of working, and expand our offering to ensure our clients are always getting the best possible products and services when they work with us.

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Key Milestone

1968

Salamander Fabrications was founded, initially working out of an old mill building!

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1977

We moved into a purpose-built manufacturing unit on a site in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield.

1982
1982

Our first automatic indexing punching station is installed.

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1984

Current Managing Director Michael Haskell starts working at Salamander Fabrications as an apprentice.

1993

Our first CNC press brake is installed.

1994

We install our second CNC punching machine.

1994

Radan machine programming CAD/CAM software is installed for the first time.

2000

We installed our SOLIDWORKS 3D drawing package for the first time.

2007

We implemented the new Radan E2i manufacturing system.

2012

Michael Haskell becomes Managing Director, 28 years after first starting with Salamander Fabrications!

2012

We carried out an exciting management restructure.

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2013

We build our new factory extension and are able to install a brand-new flatbed fibre laser.

2014

To improve efficiency and capacity, we brought in new shift patterns for our manufacturing team.

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2015

We installed our fully automated, conveyor-fed powder coating line.

2018

We are proud to be accredited by ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards as of 2018.

2019

We successfully migrated to International Standard EN ISO 45001:2018 for Health and Safety.

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2020

Further significant investment in an additional Bystronic laser and fully automated 200 location sheet storage system.

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2022

Work starts on office extension giving an additional 60% more office space - watch this space for more information.

Our Services

Production
Sheet Metal Fabrication

An end-to-end, bespoke metal fabrication service.

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CAD
CAD Design

Designing intelligent, functional, and efficient products.

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Laser Cutting

Fast, accurate, clean laser cutting.

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Weld
Welding

Utilising quality machines and expertise to create excellent results.

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Crucible
Press Brakes / Metal Folding

Creating quality products using high-end precision technology.

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Powder Coating

Providing lasting protection and finish for your project.

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Conveyor
Electro-Mechancial Assembly

Featuring custom builds to your specifications.

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Our Certificates

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ISO 45001

Certification is conditional on maintaining the required performance standards throughout the certified period of registration.

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ISO 9001

Certification is conditional on maintaining the required performance standards throughout the certified period of registration.

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Specialised Sectors We Work With

Over the past 50 years, we have been lucky enough to build relationships with companies in a huge range of sectors and industries. We’re always looking to expand our capabilities and have a unique level of insight and understanding into the needs of many different customers.

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Our Sectors

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Kiosk, Vending and Enclosures

Ticket machines, customer service terminals, digital displays, display units, vending machines, coffee machines, water stations, lockers and storage facilities are all examples of sheet metal fabrication products that may be required by clients in the kiosks, vending, and enclosures sector.

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Construction & Security

Construction and security industries place a tremendous amount of emphasis on safety, precision and durability. We guarantee a quick turnaround and brilliant results that you can rely on for years to come. Our products are designed and manufactured by experts, so you know you're getting high-quality products every time.

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Retail & Leisure

For products, such as those used by the retail and leisure sectors that are visible and used both by internal teams and the public, it is essential that they are safe, simple to use and highly functional.

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Science & Food

With our expertise in advanced sheet metal fabrications, we've worked with industries such as the pharmaceutical, food, and science sectors.

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Transportation

We have also conducted a wide range of projects across the entire transportation industry, in addition to our work with the rail sector. We can assist with long-lasting products to assist our transportation customers, whether it’s for use on trucks, carriers, or international freight solutions, to name just a few!

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    Contact Us Today

    To find out more about Salamander Fabrications and the work we do, or to see how we can help with your next project, please contact sales@salamanderfabs.com or call to speak to a member of our Sales Team on 01484 843599, and we’ll be happy to help.

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