The Total Supply of Industrial Valves
Our in-house engineering workshop offers custom built fabrications including valve to actuator mounting brackets, stem extensions, locking devices, manual overrides, flushing ports, manifolds, valve block assemblies and welding services. Our engineering experience is available to you free of charge either from our offices here in Leicester, England or face to face should you prefer.
Valve & Actuation Specialists
With the increasing number and variety of valves available including butterfly valves, knife gate valves and ball valves. It is becoming difficult and time consuming for Engineers and Buyers to select the correct valve for a particular duty. Ram Universal offers the expertise of our experienced engineers to advise and select the correct type of valve and actuator at the most economical price and shortest delivery time possible.
Valve Project Management
A valve package generally comprises of an assortment of valve types, sizes, manufacturers, etc. The benefits of ‘universal supply’ are competitive prices, single source purchasing, a single expediting contact, contract management and a full documentation package including material and pressure certification, ATEX and PED compliance and a drawing package in a format of your choice.
RAM Universal was established in 1982 by two experienced valve / mechanical engineers who based their marketing policies and standards to meet the requirements of an ever increasing customer demand.
Originally we concentrated on design of new plant and the modification of existing plant and products. It was a formula which allowed the rapid growth of our company, the result of which was that in 1989 we were able to purchase new purpose built premises in Broughton Astley with in-house engineering workshops and testing facilities. These facilities together with our increased expertise moved us to the forefront of valve supply and their automation.
The broad base of our UK customers includes Breweries, Food Process, Power Generation and O.E.M.'s. We have now developed even further to include the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries who are showing an increasing interest.
In 1993, despite the recession, RAM Universal put its faith in itself and the UK industry by doubling its stockholding facility to the extent that we are now carrying a quater of a million pounds prime stock at our premises in the Midlands.
At present, our stock comprises of the following:
- Habonim Ball valves
- Bray Butterfly Valves
- VAAS knife gate valves
- Richter Lined Valves
- Control Valves
- Pneumatic Actuators
- Check Valves
- Positioners / Feedback
- Reducing Valves
- Safety Relief Valves
- Hygenic Butterfly Valves
- ITT Industrial valves ( Dia-Flo, Check-Rite, Cam-line, Cam-tite)
- Misc Mounting Kits
Our technical knowledge was found to be invaluable in 1996, when we launched our in-house valve, the 'Omega Valve System', at the N.E.C. Birmingham, where it was dubbed by the press to be "the only new generic valve type in fifty years".
In 2000 we received a Government grant and were awarded a 'Smart Award' to develop our unique 'RAM Seal' patented range of metal-seated ball valves, which were developed as a direct result of in-depth discussions with our customers in all the industries we have traditionally worked with.
Although we are growing as a company, our primary objective is to ensure that we give all our customers, whatever their size and interest, the same care and attention which we expect and insist on from all our suppliers.
Some of our customers include:
- Rolls Royce
- Bass Breweries PLC
- Cadbury Limited
- Smithkline Beecham PLC
- Akzo Nobel Corporation
- Nestle PLC
- Zeneca Phamaceuticals
As far as the future is concerned, we are always looking for continuous improvement in both our product range and our quality procedures. To this end we are working to the strict guidelines laid out in our ISO9000 approved quality policy, and as a result attained full British Standards Institute accreditation in January 1997.
Our engineering team can advise you on which product is suitable for your applications and with the aid of our machine shop we can adapt, manufacture or modify to your specifications.