ABOUT SALAMANDER FABRICATIONS

Salamander Fabrications are a sheet metal fabricator based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. With 40 years of precision sheet metal working expertise.

Salamander Fabrications was established in Huddersfield in 1973 as a precision sheet metal company. With all extensive experience and the very latest technology, we are a reliable and well trusted, Yorkshire based sheet metal fabricator.

We offer a full design service, in addition to CNC punching, Laser cutting, Manual CNC bending, Automated CNC bending, welding & fabrication of ferrous and non ferrous materials, Powder coating, assembly and integration.

With our new investment in the state of the art Bystronic fibre optic laser we can now offer high speed, high quality sheet metal laser cutting. Our 2 CNC punch machines also offer a great range of forms and counter sinks. We are able to offer our customers both new & old cost effective solutions to assist on any project from single components to large batch work or fabricated assemblies.

We provide in-house services for all elements of sheet metal fabrication. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Salamander is well positioned to handle sheet metal laser fabrication projects from across the North, including; Yorkshire, Lancashire, North West, North East and Derbyshire. If you would like to enquire about sheet metal fabrication, please contact us.

Salamander pride themselves of building long and lasting relationships with our customers and are always happy to assist.

OUR HISTORY

The company, founded in 1973 by Huddersfield-born Brian Haskell, started in a modest way with just three employees working from premises not much bigger than a modern double garage.

Its first large contract was to supply a mobile canteen to Derbyshire police force. The firm continued to supply catering equipment – mainly mobile canteens and fish and chip ranges.

Although in the early days Salamander supplied mainly to the catering industry, over the years the customer base has significantly increased with us now sub contract supplying to a wide range of sectors and businesses.

We have manufactured products which have been supplied to some fantastic clients over the years, including: Dunkin Donuts, Halifax Building Society, Barclays, Nationwide, HSBC, Moneybox, Travelex, Card Point, Shell, Esso, BP, Rontec, Tesco, Morrison’s, Carrefour, Repsol, Cooperative Bank, Game, BT, Honda, Next, Grosvenor Casino, Post Office, Holiday Inn, and International Airports including Gatwick and Singapore.

Key Milestones

  • 1973 - Company founded working out of an old mill building
  • 1977 - Moved in to purpose built manufacturing unit on the same Slaithwaite site
  • 1982 - Automatic indexing punch installed
  • 1984 - Current Managing Director Michael Haskell started as an apprentice
  • 1993 - First CNC Press Brake installed
  • 1994 - Second CNC punching machine installed
  • 1994 - Radan machine programming CAD CAM software installed
  • 2000 - Solid works 3D drawing package installed
  • 2007 - Radan E2i manufacturing system
  • 2012 - Michael Haskell became Managing Director
  • 2012 - New Management structure created
  • 2012 - Factory extension and Flat bed Fiber Laser installed
  • 2013 - Company celebrates 40 year anniversary

ONGOING INVESTMENT

We believe that to continue to offer the best possible service, we need to continue our investment in both staff and machinery. We are commited to investing money in the latest equipment in order to continue to deliver a top quality service and product.

Recently we have invested in a Bystronic BySprint Fibre laser cutter, which gives us 24/7 capacity in order to get more jobs processed quickly, and to a higher standard. We have also bought a Salvagnini automated panel bender, which allows us to accurately bend panels up to 1960mm in length and up to 127mm high, meaning we can do even more when it comes to sheet metal fabrication.

We are also continuing to invest in our staff, with many going on various courses for their own personal development, including leadership courses and forklift training, to make sure staff are working effectively as a team in a safe environment.

PLANT LIST & technology

Below is a our plant list, outlining our latest investments in technology.

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