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Made In The UK – Celebrating the Jubilee, 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II.

Made in the UK What do the Queen and Ramon have in common? We have both spent the last 70 years serving Britain. As we hit our 70th anniversary last year, Ramon celebrated by sharing some of our corporate history with you. This year marks the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and we thought it would be nice to do similar again. We take great pride in our UK manufacturing heritage and hold much admiration for our longest reigning monarch. As...

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Repeat Order Success

Repeat Order Success Karen Dent, Facilities Operations manager at University Hospitals Birmingham along with I R James Associates first introduced the TTS cleaning trolley to the Queen Elizabeth hospital site back in 2009. Many of the current trolleys to this day are still in very good condition. However after 13 years of extensive use, some were starting to look a little tired and it was time to replace them. As the previous design had been so successful, a simple replenishment of...

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Returning To The Office

The government had reintroduced its guidance to work remotely when it tightened Covid regulations on 8 December 2021 to help tackle the spread of Omicron. With restrictions now eased in England and from the 31st January the recommendation to work from home in Scotland will no longer be in place. This once again opens up many questions for employers and staff on how best to remain safe in the workplace. Unfortunately it appears that even with the hugely successful mass...

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Mergers and Acquisitions – 70 Year Anniversary

By 1964 Hans Rappolt was wishing to retire from the business that he and Peter Simon had so successfully built up. Peter was reluctant for a variety of reasons to buy out his brother-in-law's share of the business and was wondering what the best method would be to enable Hans to retire. Chance then played a part in determining Ramon's future. On a visit to London, Peter Simon was walking down Tottenham Court Road when he met Henry Rothenburg. Henry...

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More Than Just Dishcloths – 70 Year Anniversary

By the late 1950's the firm began to add associated products to its line of cloths from other manufacturers, such as linen tea towels, yellow dusters, scourers, oven and household gloves. The company also began importing yellow dusters from India and Pakistan for re-sale. Did you Know? Dusters and cleaning cloths were traditionally made from rags recycled within the domestic environment before mass production. Muslin cloths used in the making of butter and cheese were recycled in this way. This...

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The Early Years – 70 Year Anniversary

By the early 1950’s Ramon was making stockinette cloths and rolls which were in heavy demand. Stockinette cloth was known for many years as 'mutton cloth'. Frozen New Zealand lamb was wrapped in stockinette cloth to prevent the carcasses from freezing together during shipment. Discarded by butchers, the cloth was sold off in pieces, being especially popular for polishing. The discarded cloths, however, occasionally contained fragments of bone which caused scratching and before long hosiery manufacturers were being asked...

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Humble Beginnings – 70 Year Anniversary

Over the next few months we are going to look back over some of the key events, people and developments which have contributed to the company we are today. No business can succeed without the support of its staff, customers and suppliers and we appreciate the important role each has to play. In this short foreword to our corporate history we would like to thank the many hundreds of people who have contributed, and are still contributing, to our...

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Cleaning Guides & Marketing Support

Cleaning Guides & Marketing Support, We're Here For You. Keeping a care environment clean at all times has always been crucial, however this has never been more prevalent than right now. The global outbreak of covid19 has highlighted the importance of general hygiene practices within these establishments. Which are often crowded and involve close contact between vulnerable individuals. To ensure a healthy and safe environment, daily cleaning of all surfaces is vital as they will contain traces of bacteria that spread...

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New Warehouse B2

Founded in 1951, Ramon Knitting Company (as the company was formally known) started with only 6 members of staff in a small, 4’000sq.ft downstairs factory on Brighton Road. Today Ramon employ over 100 people and are widely considered a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality cleaning and hygiene supplies across the UK and Ireland. Over the course of the last 68 years Ramon’s product range has grown significantly, and as a consequence so has the requirement for storage. We pride ourselves on being a...

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