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Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter.  This newsletter is of great significance to us as it allows RAM to share with you news and innovations amongst our customers and friends.

Since the launch of our first newsletter in April, we have kept busy, preparing for a very special event which represents a pivotal milestone in the history of RAM Spreaders – the official retirement of our founder Mr Robert A. Mills.  After over 40 years of dedicated hard work, will retire from RAM this year.

The event was held at the prestigious Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg, where a famous chase scene for a James Bond film took place.  The evening got on to a start with Robert making his grand entrance into the room filled with family, friends and work colleagues who were gathered to pay homage to the RAM founder.  Guests toasted Robert and he, in turn, delivered a heartfelt speech to thank everyone for their help and support over the years.  In his address, he also touched on the merger with SMAG, his elation with all that has happened and his quiet confidence in the company’s ability to grow from strength to strength.

In commemoration of this occasion and to pay tribute to our founder, we have prepared a installment where we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce Robert’s early years, and how he transformed a humble family run business to a true spreader pioneer of our time.  We hope you will join us all at the RAM family in wishing Robert good health and a happy retirement.

Click here to view the special instalment looking back at Robert’s career.

Concurrently, at RAM, we saw our innovative products receiving some good media coverage over the past few months – from Port Elizabeth celebrating their first anniversary of implementing the Containerised Bulk Handling process using the RAM Revolver to a Chilean TV news report on the ceremonial arrival of the CBH system at a Port in Chile.  These examples not only exemplified the success of our product implementation, but also their effectiveness in helping our customers achieve their goals.  In addition, there was also a news feature on the trends in multiple lifting which outlined the concept of lifting multiple containers using a single hoist crane.  Specific mentions and references were made to the success of our SingFlex ship to shore crane headblock that is now in operation on five continents.

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I hope you enjoy reading about our latest achievements in this edition of our newsletter.