For nearly a quarter of a century, Unicast’s mission has remained the same: To respond to industrial wear part challenges and deliver innovative wear parts with outstanding wear life.
Extreme temperatures, high-impact work and tough materials wreak havoc on wear parts, and the frequent replacement and maintenance of these parts wastes huge amounts of time and money. Unicast helps cut down on costs and makes maintenance staff’s job easy by providing wear parts that can withstand even the most abrasive conditions and materials.
Unicast wear parts last longer than other products on the market are easy to install and maintain, minimizing downtime on site while maximizing operations’ profitability.
Founded as a family business in 1994, Unicast sells to distributors, process plants, and mine sites worldwide. Based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Unicast works across multiple continents in the mining, cement, oil, gas, aggregates, and coal industries.
Ron has more than 30 years of experience in the drilling bit industry in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining Unicast, he was general manager of RBI Canada and led engineering efforts for product and business development for the Canadian market. He also served as General Manager of Varel Rock Bits Canada for seven years, where he grew the company from an $8 million entity to a $30 million company.
Prior to Varel, he worked for global oil and gas service provider Smith International for 12 years, seven of which he was Regional Vice President for Canada. Ron also worked for the Baker Hughes Company for eight years as Regional Field Engineering Manager.
Ron holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta and an honours diploma in petroleum engineering technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has co-authored several technical papers and is a co-patent on several drill bit patents. He is a registered professional engineer (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and a registered certified engineering technologist (Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta).
Gerry founded Unicast in Edmonton in 1994 and has more than 50 years of experience in the steel castings and fabrication industries. At Unicast, he assists global mining and cement companies with crusher and milling parts design. He developed the company’s flagship product, the Unicast Diverter Valve.
Prior to Unicast, Gerry held supervisory positions in engineering and sales management for various steel foundries, including Esco, Mainland, Norcast and Quality Steel. He also worked in steel manufacturing companies, including General Electric, Destec and Weldco-Beales.
Gerry studied industrial engineering technology at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, and mechanical engineering technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver and Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. He also completed a Canadian Institute of Management certification at Loyalist College and the University of British Columbia.
We have countless examples of superior performance of our wear parts in the field. For example, customers who’ve switched to our proprietary abrasive rubber liners have seen a 4X increase in wear life (plus a 15% cost saving in mill efficiency). Others using Unicast blow bars deliver a 50% wear life improvement over traditional bars. Maintenance staff who were only getting 5 weeks out of their diverter valves laughed in disbelief when we said we could deliver 25 years or more. That was 4 years ago. There isn’t a spot of wear on the valve liner yet. Read our Case Studies for more examples
It’s our company mission to provide you with reliable, innovative choices. Our wear part solutions are inspired by day-to-day challenges expressed by guys like you in the field. You talk. We listen. You need design modifications to suit your specific application. Our engineers brainstorm, create and deliver.
We are honored that you choose to do business with us, and promise to do our best to deliver high-quality products at the best prices. You can request volume discounts, join our corporate discount program, and enroll in our popular “Make and Hold Program” for guaranteed part supply and bulk shipping for greater cost savings. We are known for our quick shipping and, to many, we are the go-to-guys for urgently-needed replacement wear parts.
Unicast started as a family business in 1994, and we’ve made it a priority to keep our values of open communication and teamwork over the years. Our engineers are readily available to discuss and brainstorm solutions to your toughest wear part challenges and, if needed, provide an on-site consultation. Our sales team are also a creative and experienced bunch. They’ve been to more mines and cement plants than you can shake a stick at, providing a valuable, solutions-providing resource for our customers.
High quality wear parts at low prices. It sounds impossible to have both, but cast wear parts are both stronger and easier to manufacture than fabricated/welded alternatives.
Unicast wear parts are chock full of features designed to extend wear life, simplify routine maintenance with less downtime, and lower costs while maintaining product strength and reliability.
On-site measurement for select wear parts provides perfect-fit design and alloy selection to suit your application.
Contact us for corporate discounts. Let us sit down with you and discuss your wear part issues. Unicast replacement wear parts save money and time for better bottom lines. Call our head office or your local representative for a no-obligation consultation on how Unicast wear parts can dramatically cut your operations costs and maintenance time.
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