Hydraulic ram manufacturer Ram Reman moves forwards with plans

03 Feb 2021

In July 2020, BFPA member Ram Reman Hydraulics welcomed Daniel (Danny) Collins into the Wimborne based business as Branch Manager.

Ram Reman is a 30 year old manufacturing business based in Wimborne, purchased by Rotec Hydraulics in 2015, the site now employs a staff of nine.  The company specialises in making bespoke and small quantities of hydraulic cylinder rams used in many industries for movement and power, under control.

“Joining a new company over lockdown has certainly presented a few challenges.  The welcome I have received from the team along with customers old and new has been encouraging.  We have a great selection of lathes and milling machines to enable us to make some unique rams as one offs or for bespoke projects.  In the workshop we either make Hydraulic rams from scratch or refurbish supplied rams.  Our work comes from a wide variety of industries including haulage, marine and plant hire firms” says Danny.

“We hold a large selection of stock including tube, pre-honed to different diameters as the base for our cylinders in materials such as stainless steel, chromed stainless or chrome on mild steel and a wide range of seals and components.  We are often presented with a ram from a piece of machinery for which spares can no longer be purchased.  We use our teams’ expertise to design and turn a replica in the correct material for the job which the ram is required to do” continues Danny.

The Ram Reman workshop is set up to produce up to a maximum of five identical items, therefore they do not produce rams for the mass market.  We help when a bespoke project requires a number of individual rams to move different parts in sequence – think of a ferry door opening flat, for loading and unloading freight – Ram Reman manufacture each of the rams that enables this process to happen at the push of a button.

“We are really pleased to have recruited Danny as Branch Manager, during a slightly different period of trading.  Having now settled into the role, Danny’s experience is perfectly suited for the plans we have in place for 2021, to build the exposure of the facility across the south west” says Richard Lang, Rotec Hydraulics, Sales Director.

With a BFPA Q Approved workshop, the company is behind the current campaign to stop the re-ending of hydraulic hose, to promote the ongoing safety message further.

The Ram Reman client base stretches across the south west, from coast to coast. Rams are integral in the workings of such a diverse range of equipment used regularly in everyday life, passenger lifts, booms on construction machinery and agricultural equipment through to more bespoke equipment for the oil and gas industry and presses used in manufacturing.

“Our links to sister company Rotec Hydraulics enable us to call up on the rest of the team for enquiries for full hydraulic and pneumatic systems, Accumulator Recertification and their Hydraulic Technology Centre expertise across the south west” sums up Daniel.

With four children, mostly now grown up, when not playing bowls in the summer, or taking one of his girls to Swim training, Daniel and his partner dote on their granddaughter.

Photo: Daniel Collins, Ram Reman Hydraulics Branch Manager