At Alloy Ramps, we always push the boundaries to manufacture the best ramp solutions, whilst maintaining safety and compliance.
Alloy Ramps is a long-established manufacturing company specialising in access and loading ramp systems. The business began over 30 years ago by entrepreneur and current CEO Graham Corfield. Initially, starting with just Graham and his dad, the business has now grown exponentially, and the Alloy Ramps team manufacture a wide range of standard and bespoke ramp solutions for every type of industry sector, both nationally and overseas. Our success is down to the quality of our ramps and our design and build service, along with our people.
The ramps are manufactured using top quality raw materials to ensure safety and durability. Our design and build service means we can work with customer needs and deliver both simple and complex solutions to suit individual need and purpose. This could be a complex gangway project for the marine industry, a fleet of bespoke ramps and platforms for the medical sector, or a complex ramp structure for a special event, such as the 2012 London Olympic Games. No brief is too big or too small for our team of highly skilled workers.
We work with clients from concept through to installation, managing all the necessary risk assessments, compliance, testing and due diligence processes to deliver the right solution for each project. This is supported by an individual project/account manager to oversee things, and a robust after sales service for continued support, post delivery.
The business is entrepreneurial, and therefore its roots are in innovation. We continue to lead the market by introducing new products that will benefit the end user. What is more, we empower our team to innovate and demonstrate leadership, which helps to deliver a more proactive output in terms of new ideas, creativity and functionality.
Alloy Ramps was the brainchild of inventor and entrepreneur Graham Corfield, who decided to take the plunge and branch out on his own after having worked in the manufacturing industry for some time. His vision was to supply high-quality ramps to the UK trade.
Setting up a small manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton, Graham’s vision became a reality over time, with the company enjoying growth and moving to a significantly larger site in Telford 14 years ago, where it still manufactures its range of access solutions today.
Speaking with Graham, the company’s Managing Director, he explained how the company has grown over the last 30+ years.
“Our growth has been organic, which has led to gradual change and greater diversity in terms of our capability and proposition,” he explained.
“Now we supply both UK wide and overseas, however, we are immensely proud to be able to say that all of our manufacturing is still done in-house and our commitment to customer service has never been stronger.”
From its Shropshire base, Alloy Ramps manufactures a range of standard and bespoke ramps, gangways, platforms and loading systems, from basic design van ramps to container access platform ramps.
It is their folding van ramps that the company is particularly keen to inform the industry about however, asserting that manufacturers and retailers can save both money and manpower with their solutions.
“We believe our folding van ramps are the most versatile on the market and are especially suitable for the mobility industry,” commented Graham.
Hinged and stored upright, Alloy Ramps folding van ramps are designed to be easy to fold out for just one individual, making it an ideal solution for companies and their operations in the industry, according to the company.
Graham said: “Our folding van ramps require a one-person operation and are efficient in terms of both cost and time.
“Furthermore, our folding van ramps can also be detached and used away from the van – when we claim they are versatile, they really are!”
Speaking with Graham, he believes one of Alloy Ramps key strengths over its competitors is the company’s ability to customise the ramps it provides to customers to better meet their needs.
“Our products are unique to the UK, in that we both design and manufacture. We pride ourselves in offering bespoke designs, based on customer requirements, so we can manufacture these ramps to any dimensions and specifications,” highlighted Graham.
“We are not just a stockist, so our obligation to the customer is to get them a ramp which works specifically for their operation and vehicle. We know this can be particularly important for the healthcare sector, where organisations may have very specific needs and specifications.”
Whilst the company does offer standard, off-the-shelf alternatives, it is in its ability to customise products to suit the needs of each individual user that the company sets itself apart.