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‘Made in the UK

We offer a range of tight head or open top 210 ltr drums, both plain steel or internally lacquer lined.
Our customers enjoy the flexibility of small or large production runs, we can offer a variety of colour specifications and printed decorations on drums.
Our versatility allows our customers to order a variety of different container types on a single delivery, or to multiple destinations.

We run our own in house transport and can therefore offer a fast and responsive service, particularly when our customers have ‘Just in Time’ requirements.

Our new steel tight head drums have VCA approval for the carriage of Dangerous Goods, the UN certification can be downloaded from the download library.

Total Drum Management

For over 66 years Ramsden Steel Drums, through our parent company Ramsden and Whale Limited, has been providing; lubricants marketers, lubricants stockists, and resin suppliers, with steel drum manufacturing, and end of life container disposal services. Providing UK manufactured or sourced; tight head steel drums, 55 gallon oil drums, conical drums, and litho drums.

This is all part of our Total Drum Management commitement to UK industry.

UK Manufacturer - Ramsden Steel Drums

With over 25 years manufacturing experience within the UK Ramsden Steel Drums, We manufacture steel drums to meet clients specifications. Manufacturing the following drum types to UN specifications, including: open head, tight head, litho printed, lacquer lined, and steel lined.

We guarantee that once you use our Ramsden Steel Drums, you will never want to use any other souced steel drums again!

Total Drum Management - Our Products and Services

Our commitement to providing UK Industry with a Total Drum Management service is backed by our 66 years working within a wide range of industries, including: grease, construction and grease suppliers or manufacturers across the UK.

From our experience we have developed a full range of products and services to compliment the needs of clients working within these specific fields of UK Industry.

Our range of Services, includes: steel drum manufacturing, silk screen printing, corporate drum branding, and drum waste management of industrial containers.

We can also supply New / replacement Industrial Containers, including: 55 gallon oil drums, 210 litre steel drums, conical drums, and recon drums.

Corporate Branding of Steel Drums

Our investment in UK manufacturing over the past 25 years has enabled us to develop a complete corporate branding service, for companies that need to create a strong brand awarness in the market place.

We offer both silk screen or litho printed branded 210 litre steel drums, from inital design through to final implementation and supply.

The succes of our corporate branded steel drums can be seen by our end-users including: Gulf, Cairn Energy, BP, Chevron Global Lubricants, Optimum Oils Limited, Croda Europe Ltd, and ExxonMobil Lubricants.

Where to buy Ramsden Steel Drums?

Ramsden Steel Drums for sale

You can always directly buy steel drums off us, call us now on: tel: +44 121 557 3656 but you may also like to check out our UK stockists, including;

Industrial Associations

We are so keen to keep abreast of both new technology and industrial processes that can benefit both the packaging industry and end-users directly. In view of this we strongly believe in collaborating and sharing information with other members of key Industrial Associations within the solvents, construction, cement, powders, and food processing industrial sectors.

We are currently active members within the following Associations, including: UKLA, IPA, ELID, and DRUMCO.

Public Relations

Ramsden Steel Drums has a strong commitement to providing both editoral and product news via a wide range of media, including: publications and social media.

We currently use the following media for all company and product annoucements: LUBES, Lubes and Greases,, Hazardous Containers,,, and


Ramsden Steel Drums has exhibited at the following exhibitions, including: EasyFairs, Packaging Innovation, and at the UKLA.

Tell us about your Drum needs

We aim to please our customers doing our best to provide you with a quality experience, whether you are looking for; steel drum manufacturing, or want silk screen printing services.

We will always be pleased to talk with you about drum reconditioning, drum recycling, or safe drum disposal needs.

Phone us now on: +44 121 557 3656

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