Ramén Valves is a Swedish company specializing in industrial valve solutions for various process industries. These include chemical processing, paper and pulp, mining (dressing plants), steel, and gas. Ramén Valves plays a crucial role in controlling these processes with the accuracy and robustness required. The company is headquartered in Bromma, Stockholm, with the production facility in Fagersta.

Interview with Per Wennersten, Managing Director & Stéphane Blanchet, Sales Manager at Ramén Valves AB.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Per Wennersten & Stéphane Blanchet: The primary focus of Ramén Valves is to provide engineered valves that enhance overall value. Their team of skilled engineers assists in tasks such as sizing control valves, selecting characteristics for safety valves, identifying suitable pressure regulators, determining laminar flow influences, calculating vacuum protection, choosing materials for corrosive media, and preventing backflow. By ensuring that the supplied products are the most competent valve solutions, Ramén Valves plays a crucial role to the customers success in optimizing their processes.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

P.W & S.B: In a recent development, Ramén Valves made an important environmental decision by replacing chrome surface hardening with a pure gas-based process called Expanite for all its valve products. This change significantly decreases the environmental footprint made from valve manufacturing.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

P.W & S.B: Ramén Valves provides a range of valve solutions tailored to specific applications. These include Ball Sector Valves for high-capacity control of fluids, gases, slurries, and granulates. They also offer Vacuum Valves for protecting piping and process equipment, as well as Check Valves designed for district heating, corrosive chemicals, and sea water in exotic alloys.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

P.W & S.B: The industrial valve market is mature and conservative, with a few major global players. However, local manufacturers with in-depth knowledge and dedicated service play a significant role in driving the business forward.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

P.W & S.B: The valve industry is undergoing changes driven by digitalization. This includes transforming marketing, sales, and production processes, which will differentiate the market. Companies that embrace these changes and seize the new opportunities to serve customers will thrive.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

P.W & S.B: Innovative materials and technology are key focuses within the valve industry. Ramén Valves is witnessing the emergence of new elastomers that can withstand wider temperature ranges and materials that expand the areas of valve applications, among other advancements. Moreover, Ramén Valves has been an industry pioneer in adopting Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing of metal parts since 2019. Their unique expertise in AM technology allows them to offer innovative solutions that help customers enhance productivity.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

P.W & S.B: Looking ahead, the aftermath of the pandemic is expected to accelerate the pace of digitalization, leading to reduced costs and increased availability of knowledge, support, and products. Ramén Valves AB remains at the forefront of the industry, driving innovation and delivering sustainable solutions while meeting the evolving needs of its customers.