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Logistical Support Solutions

Production is always running just-in-time, and you need your part in the right place and at the right moment. Ramco uses precision coordination in our supply chain, ensuring that your schedule requirements are met each time, every time.

Our commitment is to meet your logistics requirements. This includes:

  • Ergonomic container weights
  • Returnable Eco-Friendly Containers
  • AIAG Barcode Labeling, including point-of-use addressing
  • Customer-specific delivery programs

Ramco has a history of successfully facilitating solutions to fastening challenges. Ask us how we can help with your engineering challenge and customize a solution.

Significant Investment in Part Formers Boosts Ramco’s Capabilities

Ramco is proud to announce the investment in two new 6-station part formers with diameter capabilities of 48mm and 30mm. The limited availability of large part forming machines in the US makes this $4.5 million investment important not only for Ramco, but also in local manufacturing job creation.

The 6-station, 48mm part former is equipped with a forging load of 1,000 tons with a two kick-out stroke that produces parts up to nine inches parts with an upset diameter that can go out to nearly 3 inches. These measurements are twice as large as the company’s current capabilities.

The part formers will specialize in custom designed parts such as cold-formed ball studs, ball joints, and pipe nuts. The longer stroke on this machine allows the company to develop more complex critical parts.

In addition to the two new machines in Ohio, Ramco Europe has acquired a 41” part former designed specifically for customized brake parts.

These investments are designed to help our customers acquire parts faster and with more reliability. Contact to schedule a discussion about your next project.

Ramco Sponsors Akron Athletes

Ramco Specialties is proud to serve as a corporate sponsor for the inaugural Akron Athletics All-Sports Summer Golf Open, hosted by The University of Akron. The event on June 14 generated over $60,000 for the sports program.

“This outing was a success on many fronts,” said a representative from the University of Akron. “For the first time since March 2020, we were able to gather with our alumni and donors in a meaningful way.”

Engineering a Solution With In-Die Installation

When an automotive driveline components manufacturer came to Ramco looking for a solution to replace the weld nut they had been using in their driveline application, Ramco developed a Pierce Nut to replace the customer’s current weld nut. By engineering a special pierce nut that’s able to be installed in-die, we were able to eliminate the manufacturer’s current welding process, improving production time and eliminating a costly secondary welding operation!

The process in question had uncovered faults with the production weld nut resulting in quality and performance issues and hurting efficiency. Ramco’s pierce nuts with Property Class 10 strength can be installed in a progressive or line die, eliminating secondary assembly costs and providing simplified assembly.

Ramco will work with you on engineering, design, and installation tooling support, for nuts designed to fit your custom application. Ask us how we can help with your production issues and engineer a solution that’s right for you!

EV Battery Tray Challenge

Ramco recently helped an electric vehicle manufacturer fix an issue with the battery tray carrier, which is an integral part of their automobile structure. By engineering a special clinch nut that can stand up to the weight required by the manufacturer, a solution was developed that is both reliable and able to exceed the tray load requirements.

We found that the electric vehicle in question had a weld nut in the battery tray that was not able to hold the required load and in need of a stronger replacement. Ramco’s signature Clinch Nuts are the choice for applications that need additional strength and flexibility during assembly.

Easy to install with the distinct advantage of resistance to rotation and push-out during service, Ramco’s Clinch Nut was the perfect solution to this problem.

There’s a lot riding on every part, no matter how small. Ask us how we can help with your engineering challenge and customize a solution!

Ramco Specialties Consolidates Brands, Launches New Website

Ramco Specialties, Inc., has completed the process of consolidating multiple brands into a single Ramco brand. Formerly known as Copa Tool, Ramco’s hub for machining expertise in South Lyon, Michigan, will now be known as Ramco Michigan.

With locations in Hudson Ohio, South Lyon Michigan, and Gavardo, Italy, this consolidation will provide our customers with a global unified point of contact for a vast array of manufactured products.

In addition to these changes, Ramco Specialties will invest more than 10 million dollars in new equipment at these facilities.  This new equipment will include forming equipment for large diameter product as well as new CNC machining centers.

“Our customers continue to request localized production to minimize supply chain risk.  We have made the strategic decision to invest in new capabilities to meet these customer demands. Our business continues to transition from a distribution model to a domestic manufacturer of engineered specialty parts,” said Rick Malson, President of Ramco Specialties.

This transition can be seen by reviewing our new website at The website highlights Ramco’s domestic manufacturing of cold-formed parts, assemblies, Strux® nuts, clinch nuts, hydraulic fittings, machined parts and other engineered items.  Services include FSP programs, specialty shipping and logistics, kit bagging, and high-speed inspection.

Ramco has longstanding experience servicing the Tier 1 automotive market.  The company’s new website emphasizes its capabilities to supply automotive segments such as electric vehicle parts, body in white, chassis, suspension, powertrain and seating. The website also details several recent projects for defense, aerospace, agriculture, and heavy industry. New photography and video on the website showcase recent machinery updates and product highlights.

Providing a safe and dynamic work environment is a priority for Ramco.  In an ongoing effort to attract top tier talent the new website includes a section devoted to careers, culture, and inclusivity. This also includes the company’s commitment to sustainability, safety, individual employee growth, and community involvement.

Ramco Specialties, Inc., is a Tier 1 supplier to the North American automotive market. Ramco specializes in engineered solutions, cold-formed components, assemblies, and stampings. Ramco is privately held and has been headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, since 1977.

Copa Tool Achieves AS9100D Status

Copa Tool is proud to have been awarded AS9100D accreditation status for our Quality Management system. AS 9100D is a prestigious quality management standard for the aviation, space, and defense industry. It recognizes Copa’s quality system for the manufacture and assembly of precision machined products, in management, process control and service, purchasing, and design of manufacturing processes.

Copa Tool manufactures products with “mission critical precision” to meet the high-quality needs of aerospace and defense companies. Our engineering and machiningare reliable in the most demanding circumstances, and few companies can react as quickly and thoroughly to defense contractors’ requirements as Copa.

Boron Weld Nuts Advance Effective Use of Ultrahigh Strength Steels

Ramco has developed an innovative line of weld nuts designed to assist stamping companies and OEMs with thin, ultrahigh strength steel applications. Initially developed for boron steels, the new nut has enhanced weld projection geometry designed for extra stability during high-current welding.

Many stampers have issues with adhesion of their standard weld nuts to ultrahigh strength steel. Ramco’s RamTek design addresses these assembly issues allowing our customers to reduce weight in their applications.

Manufacturers and stampers who seek to create lighter weight components and increase tensile strength should know Ramco has weld nuts for ultrahigh strength metals. These new nuts are perfect for floor pans, inner door brackets, pillars, cross members, or any structural stamping applications.

Ramco Square Pierce and Strux® Clinch Nuts, for Aluminum

While innovations continue to move forward in steel and all metals, aluminum remains a popular choice  for many applications in auto making, particularly when it comes to weight advantages and flexibility. Manufacturers working in this space should know Ramco’s clinch and pierce nuts can be your go-to choice for these applications.

Our certified Strux® fasteners are great for aluminum applications. The six equally spaced, raised lobes on a Strux® nut create resistance to rotation and push-out during service. The Strux® clinch nut excels in assemblies where welding is not possible or not preferred. Strux nuts are easy to install in different kinds of metal, reduce weight, are made in USA and are perfect for installation in-die.

In addition, Ramco’s square pierce nuts are perfect for non-welding and thin sheet aluminum applications. Employing either of these nuts in aluminum applications helps manufacturers both in forming a particular joint, saving money through inserting nuts in-die, and for use in the manufacturing tool that creates the stamping.

Let Ramco deliver the critical components you need, for any application.

Three Motors, One Part: Ramco Helps Customer with Double-Nut Slider

Ramco has helped an automotive OEM improve process, simplify material handling, inventory, tooling, and reduce the risk of error on the line. We did this by engineering a special adjustable nut for use on three different engines in production.

The 1500 pickup truck is produced with three different motors: 6-cylinder diesel, standard 6-cylinder, and heavy v-8. Each of these has its own tooling requirements and complexity, and the manufacturer came to us requesting different nuts for three different motor mounts. Each of these with its own spacing needs. Instead, we came back to them with a solution: Ramco will create a single, adjustable nut slider to be used on each. Three motors, one part.

This was a big win for our customer as the OEM could have had three times the material handling and inventory, plus the cost of additional dies—and potential costs on line due to the complexity of using different parts. Our adjustable part simplified the line and greatly reduced the risk of an operator using the wrong part, with the stops, removals and repairs that could entail.

There’s a lot riding on every part, no matter how small. Ask us how we can help with your production issues and engineer a solution!