About us

About us

Hello and welcome to PAM's UK division of the Soil & Drain business

Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain UK

The UK Soil and Drain business unit is part of a multinational business called PAM, which is focused on building drainage solutions, mains water pipelines and road access covers and gratings. The PAM business is part of the Saint-Gobain Group which specialises in the supply and manufacture of a vast range of products for the building sector across the world. The PAM business was Saint-Gobain’s first acquisition and therefore our business is commonly known as ‘Saint-Gobain PAM’.

Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain UK

The UK Soil and Drain business unit is part of a multinational business called PAM, which is focused on building drainage solutions, mains water pipelines and road access covers and gratings. The PAM business is part of the Saint-Gobain Group which specialises in the supply and manufacture of a vast range of products for the building sector across the world. The PAM business was Saint-Gobain’s first acquisition and therefore our business is commonly known as ‘Saint-Gobain PAM’.

Soil & Drain UK offer

We offer above and below ground drainage solutions for multi-storey buildings and rainwater products for traditional buildings. We are proud of the high performance and quality of our products which meet the future needs of the building drainage sector. The core of our offer is based on the high performance of cast iron products which not only give you the strength and stability to match your building but are also made from 99% recycled materials and can be 100% recycled.

We are very focused on the future needs of our customers and not only do we offer a complete drainage system, but also offer services such as technical support and Pre-Assembly, all to ensure you meet your customers' needs more effectively. The following paragraphs will give you a bit of information about our business and our offer, however, we are a very people-focused business and any of our team would love to discuss any further topics or questions you might have. 

Our product offers can be split into 3 main sectors:

Above ground drainage

Ensign and Timesaver soil product ranges offer a very high level of performance for your wastewater and foul waste through large multi-storey buildings. These cast iron systems offer strength, stability, high levels of acoustic performance and the Ensign system offers an A1 fire rating.

 

Below ground drainage

The Timesaver drain system is a no-compromise offer that is designed for strength and longevity where future access would not be an option and is kitemarked approved to BS 437. The Ensign below ground drainage range offers a wide range of sizes and has a zinc external coating in accordance with BS EN 877.

 

Traditional Rainwater and Gutters

Our classical range of downpipes and wide range of gutters will mean you have a wide range of styles and fittings to meet the needs of traditional and high-quality buildings in which there should be no material compromise with cast iron being the best solution. 

Our Telford plant

Proud to manufacture since the 1700's

The UK Soil and Drain business unit are based at Telford and we manufacture a wide range of fittings for the UK and global markets with our pipes being manufactured in France. At our Telford site, we have a mix of production processes to suit the volume and size of the products for our ranges. We are also proud of how we have used modern methods of 3D printing and CNC tooling to enable us to deliver new products faster and constantly seek to lead the way in the services and digital tools we offer to the market. We are also proud that our products and business systems meet all the relevant standards including the key standards of BS EN877, BS 416, BS ISO 9001….

Our Telford plant

Proud to manufacture since the 1700's

The UK Soil and Drain business unit are based at Telford and we manufacture a wide range of fittings for the UK and global markets with our pipes being manufactured in France. At our Telford site, we have a mix of production processes to suit the volume and size of the products for our ranges. We are also proud of how we have used modern methods of 3D printing and CNC tooling to enable us to deliver new products faster and constantly seek to lead the way in the services and digital tools we offer to the market. We are also proud that our products and business systems meet all the relevant standards including the key standards of BS EN877, BS 416, BS ISO 9001….

History of Telford Site (1700 - 2011)

  • 1700 - Initially coalmining activity with coal spoil.
  • 1757 - Land leased to Abraham Darby (II) for ironworks
    • First Furnace was opened in 1757.
    • Products such as Agricultural, architectural, large pots & pans, pumps cylinders, railway tracks.
  • 1785 - Site now had 3 furnaces and a forge.
  • 1796 - William and Joseph Reynolds become sole partners, the ironworks is now the 5th biggest in UK.
  • 1806 - Now 6 furnaces and output 7500t of pig iron.
  • 1879 - Site sold to Nettlefolds but ironworking declining.
  • 1903 - Manufacturing resumed at the site when Duncan Sinclair, established the Sinclair Iron Co. Ltd. to make light castings for the building trade.
  • 1962 - The combined plant, then one of Europe's biggest producers of rainwater goods, became the Sinclair Works of Allied Ironfounders Ltd. There were 1,212 employees in 1964.
  • 1969 - Allied Ironfounders' Shropshire concerns became part of Glynwed Foundries Ltd. From 1970 to 1978 the works made automobile castings on a large scale, but thereafter concentrated on cast-ion rainwater, soil and drain pipes and gutters.
  • 1997 - Acquired by Saint-Gobain from Glynwed.

History of Telford Site (1700 - 2011)

  • 1700 - Initially coalmining activity with coal spoil.
  • 1757 - Land leased to Abraham Darby (II) for ironworks
    • First Furnace was opened in 1757.
    • Products such as Agricultural, architectural, large pots & pans, pumps cylinders, railway tracks.
  • 1785 - Site now had 3 furnaces and a forge.
  • 1796 - William and Joseph Reynolds become sole partners, the ironworks is now the 5th biggest in UK.
  • 1806 - Now 6 furnaces and output 7500t of pig iron.
  • 1879 - Site sold to Nettlefolds but ironworking declining.
  • 1903 - Manufacturing resumed at the site when Duncan Sinclair, established the Sinclair Iron Co. Ltd. to make light castings for the building trade.
  • 1962 - The combined plant, then one of Europe's biggest producers of rainwater goods, became the Sinclair Works of Allied Ironfounders Ltd. There were 1,212 employees in 1964.
  • 1969 - Allied Ironfounders' Shropshire concerns became part of Glynwed Foundries Ltd. From 1970 to 1978 the works made automobile castings on a large scale, but thereafter concentrated on cast-ion rainwater, soil and drain pipes and gutters.
  • 1997 - Acquired by Saint-Gobain from Glynwed.

Saint-Gobain PAM Group

Saint-Gobain PAM has been the leading expert in cast iron pipe
systems and water supply pipelines for over 160 years.

Part of Saint-Gobain Group’s Construction Specialties branch,
our company is a market leader in pipe solutions for potable water,
wastewater and sewage.


To better meet our market’s requirements, Saint-Gobain PAM
has specialised its activity in two main areas to guarantee quality services: Pipework and Soil & Drain solutions.

Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain specialises in the manufacture of cast iron above and below ground drainage systems for commercial, public and residential buildings and also infrastructure.


We are the market leader in the supply of:

  • -  Soil and drainage systems
  • -  Rainwater drainage systems
  • -  Air exchange systems

Saint-Gobain PAM Group

Saint-Gobain PAM has been the leading expert in cast iron pipe
systems and water supply pipelines for over 160 years.

Part of Saint-Gobain Group’s Construction Specialties branch,
our company is a market leader in pipe solutions for potable water,
wastewater and sewage.


To better meet our market’s requirements, Saint-Gobain PAM
has specialised its activity in two main areas to guarantee quality services: Pipework and Soil & Drain solutions.

Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain specialises in the manufacture of cast iron above and below ground drainage systems for commercial, public and residential buildings and also infrastructure.


We are the market leader in the supply of:

  • -  Soil and drainage systems
  • -  Rainwater drainage systems
  • -  Air exchange systems

Customer satisfaction

At Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain, we care about customer satisfaction:

We strive to meet all your expectations with our product and service offer, and in order to achieve this, it is crucial that we receive regular feedback from our customers. The global index (84%) from the last survey we conducted in 2019 highlights our constant focus on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

 

 

Customer satisfaction

At Saint-Gobain PAM Soil & Drain, we care about customer satisfaction:

We strive to meet all your expectations with our product and service offer, and in order to achieve this, it is crucial that we receive regular feedback from our customers. The global index (84%) from the last survey we conducted in 2019 highlights our constant focus on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.

 

 

This score of 84%, increases our commitment and reinforces our determination to retain your trust. Above all, you helped us identify key areas for improvement. Our teams are motivated to strengthen the trust you place in us when you specify, distribute or install Saint-Gobain PAM solutions in buildings that are highly demanding in terms of both quality and sustainability.

This relationship and transparency will enable us to continuously adapt and therefore remain your preferred soil and drain systems provider.

This score of 84%, increases our commitment and reinforces our determination to retain your trust. Above all, you helped us identify key areas for improvement. Our teams are motivated to strengthen the trust you place in us when you specify, distribute or install Saint-Gobain PAM solutions in buildings that are highly demanding in terms of both quality and sustainability.

This relationship and transparency will enable us to continuously adapt and therefore remain your preferred soil and drain systems provider.

History

1856

1856, Pont-à-Mousson foundry fondation

Pont-à-Mousson 

foundry fondation

1866

1866, Manufacturing of the first cast iron Pipe

Manufacturing of the first cast iron Pipe

1870

1870, First exportations

First exportations

1927

1927, Acquisition of centrifugation process

Acquisition of centrifugation process

1933

1933, Research center creation

Research center creation

1950

1950, Licensing Agreement for ductile iron

Licensing Agreement for ductile iron

1972

1972, Large diameter machine launch

Large diameter machine launch

1972

1972, Worldwide  expansion of pipe business

Worldwide  expansion of pipe business

2001

2001, launch of worldwide brand

Launch of worldwide brand

2002

2002, Development of a product innovation policy

Development of a product innovation policy

2008

2008, Integration of sustainable development challenges 

Integration of sustainable development challenges 

2011

2011, Brand endorsement

Brand endorsement

2019

2019, > 160 years of industrial presence in Lorraine

> 160 years of industrial presence in Lorraine

For Your Information

This website has been built on a database platform which enables this to be the best place for the latest information related to our products. You can get all product information and data sheets from this site as well as all the key links to BIM downloads and contacts.

However, if there is ever anything you need please contact our Technical Sales Team on 01952 262 529 or technical.pam@saint-gobain.com

Contact
Address

Saint-Gobain PAM UK
Sinclair Works
Station Road
Ketley
Telford
Shropshire
TF1 5AD

Contact

01952 262 529

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