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About 4B Braime Components

Founded in the UK in 1971, 4B Braime Components, Ltd. has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural and industrial sectors.

About 4B Braime Components

Founded in the UK in 1971, 4B Braime Components, Ltd. has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural and industrial sectors.

The 4B Group

4B has one of the world’s largest range of bucket elevator components. A leader in elevator bucket and bolt design and manufacturing, 4B also supplies the highest quality elevator belting and offers its own range of drop forged conveyor chains, suitable for the toughest applications.

4B’s electronic division specializes in level controls, electric sensors and safety control systems that mitigate the risk of explosions in hazardous areas. With an extensive range of ATEX/IECEx/CSA-approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches, bearing temperature monitors and level indicators, 4B can offer anything from a replacement sensor to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system that can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to a PLC or 4B’s cloud-based Hazardmon system.

4B has always been known for the quality of their engineering support, which in turn is based on research and ongoing product testing. 4B offer their customers a Free Design Service, whether to trouble shoot an existing problem, increase the capacity of an existing machine, or assist in the detailed design of new equipment. We feel that our additional services are just as important as our products themselves. 

A subsidiary of The Braime Group, one of the largest suppliers of material handling components in the world, 4B looks back on more than 130 years of experience. With subsidiaries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide you with practical solutions for all applications at any location.

Read an interview with Nicholas Braime  (as published in "Milling & Grain")

4B International Structure

With subsidiaries on all continents along with a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide practical solutions for any application no matter the location.

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Globe and 4B locations

Corporate Structure

The 4B Group of companies is part of the BRAIME GROUP PLC, registered on the London stock market.

For more information, visit: www.braimegroup.com

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How S. J. Super Jumbo Elevator Buckets and Steel Web Belting enhance the capacity of bucket elevators

A Case Study on using our products for the best results.

Flight Installation and Chain Assembly Made Easy

A testimonial by CHS Inc (an application in the grain industry)

Said to perform well for Illinois grain company
4B customers explain how the Watchdog helps them pinpoint problems and notify personnel

As seen in Grain Journal

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4B's Mission Statement

"We optimise and protect the elevating and conveying systems of our clients in the Bulk Material Handling Industry by anticipating their needs and offering them world-class design service together with material handling and electronic components of the highest quality, value and latest technology."


Components "better by design"

Ensuring our clients have safe, reliable and efficient products is a 4B priority. Continuous research and development maintain 4B products at the cutting edge of technology.

"The 4B Group is a customer focused engineering business, which from its foundation, has always aimed to provide customers with products and solutions which are "better by design".

Nicholas Braime, Group Managing Director

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The 4B Braime Group - 130 Years of Engineering Excellence

The 4B Braime Group, a British PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange, has just celebrated its 130th anniversary this year. The company has been a pioneer of the material handling industry, introducing the first pressed seamless steel elevator bucket back in 1909 and since then leading the field in elevator bucket design. Innovation has always been at the heart of the group's ethos, and maintaining their tradition of making better products by Engineering Design, 4B has contributed many innovative products and solutions to the material handling industry, including: the Starco elevator bucket (the world’s first low profile elevator bucket using centrifugal discharge on a parabolic elevator head which revolutionized the way bucket elevators work until today), the Bolt ‘n’ Go chain system (a revolutionary assembly method for drop forged chains using bolt-on flights instead of welding), the Watchdog Elite bucket elevator monitoring system (the world's first hazard monitoring system that could monitor a complete bucket elevator or conveyor system), and most recently Hazardmon, a cloud-based hard monitoring solution.

The 4B group is committed to keep up its investment in innovation and looks forward to a bright future.

Company History since 1888

4B Group opens office in Sharjah, UAE - 4B Middle East

4B Group strengthens its position in Europe with new French office & warehouse

4B opens a subsidiary in China: 4B China

4B Braime Group celebrates 130th anniversary

Braime Elevator Components becomes "4B Braime Components Ltd."

4B USA, 4B Australia and 4B Africa all relocate to bigger premises

4B opens regional office in Australia: 4B Australia

4B opens a subsidiary in South Africa to serve the subsaharian market: 4B Africa

4B moves into Germany with 4B Deutschland

4B opens regional office in Thailand: 4B Asia Pacific

4B opens a subsidiary in Argentina to serve the South American market: 4B Sudamerica

4B acquires the French elevator company SETEM, which becomes known as 4B SETEM, France

Foundation of 4B' first international subsidiary: 4B Elevator Components US, near Chicago

Foundation of 4B Braime Elevator Components, to serve the Bucket Elevator & Conveyor market

Braime introduces the first seamless steel bucket

Foundation of Braime, manufacturer of seamless steel pressings

ISO 9001:2015 Certification


ISO9000 (more formally ISO9001:2015) is an international quality standard that defines minimum requirements for a company’s Quality Management System (QMS). A company’s QMS comprises the organization’s policies, procedures and other internal requirements that ensure customer requirements are met with consistency resulting in customer satisfaction.

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Industry Associations


MHEA - the Materials Handling Engineers Association

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