Chris Hall, Managing Director, HQ Fabrication

Exciting New Venture for HQ Fabrication Ltd

South Tyneside-based HQ Fabrication Ltd is experiencing a period of growth after a number of significant contract wins, leading to new specialist job creation and the company’s newest venture –its own product portfolio.

Established in 2017, HQ Fabrication Ltd was set up to solve problems through engineering. The company designs, fabricates and engineers products for client projects in a number of sectors within Europe.  

From food manufacturing, oil and gas, and mining to heavy manufacturing and satellite communications HQ Fabrication Ltd works with clients to identify and solve problems they encounter within their production process. They also offer installation and maintenance services for both marine and civil construction, including assistance with design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, and onsite project management.

In the last five years, HQ Fabrication Ltd has experienced a steady growth with a number of significant contract wins which allowed Managing Director Chris Hall to reinvest back into the business.

In 2019, the company began to work on a number of offshore wind projects, supplying larger wind farms with fabricated equipment in the UK. This includes a contract to offer production support for a tier 3 supplier in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm project. HQ Fabrication Ltd designed five new pieces of equipment to improve current manufacturing systems, making the project more economic and efficient.

Staff at HQ Fabrications
Staff at HQ Fabrication. From left: Paul Tuck, Lee Stephenson, Chris Hall (MD), Alan Smith, Jane Hall, Kyle Burroughs.

Another large contract for the company is with a North East based beanbag manufacturer Bazaar Group, who design, manufacture and retail bean bags. HQ Fabrication Ltd is helping to expand their current business, supporting in the design and manufacture of a new production system for their European based manufacturing plant.

The company also maintains a network of engineers experienced in a diverse range of industry sectors, providing a rich pool of intellectual resource to consult when needed.

What started as a team of one in South Shields has since grown into a flourishing team of skilled operators and the company has ambitious growth plans in place to expand further. This includes creating a new department for the automotive industry, which will lead to the creation of up a number of engineering and admin roles in coming months.

The company’s newest venture is to develop their own product portfolio and establish a good manufacturing foothold in the North East.

Chris Hall, Director at HQ Fabrication Ltd said:

HQ Fabrications
HQ Fabrication

“It’s an extremely exciting time for the business, in the last two years we’ve won a series of larger contracts in offshore and renewables which has enabled us to expand and build the business further.

“Our growing team has a combined portfolio of over 100 years in a number of industries, and we also recently hired two young workers through the Government Kickstart Scheme.

“We see real growth in the automotive sector, especially in the North East which has led us to create a new department in the business, which will in turn create more high-quality jobs in South Tyneside. We want to repair products rather than replace and this is a key factor in our business.

“In the next five years, we have ambitious plans to grow in our home in South Tyneside and to develop our own product portfolio further. We’re looking to produce, manufacture and supply high quality products at a competitive price point in the UK, taking away the need to import products from abroad and work closely with our clients to service their needs and solve problems.”

Councillor Margaret Meling, Lead Member for Economic Growth, Skills and Climate Change said:

It’s wonderful to see a business that was established in South Tyneside being able to grow and thrive in the borough. HQ Fabrication Ltd has seen real success over the last five years and with such ambitious plans in place, I’m looking forward to watching the next stage of the company’s development.”

To find out more about HQ Fabrication Ltd visit: https://hqfab.co.uk/