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Friday, 20 March 2015

IPS and Kessel – taking our product range to a new level

We are certainly keeping ourselves busy in our 25th year!
Just a few weeks after introducing the RacMet range of Pressfit fittings, we have added the Kessel range of drainage products to our portfolio.

Once again this marks a departure from our established product ranges, and reinforces our commitment to developing the company to see us through the next 25 years.

The Partnership between IPS and Kessel brings together the UK’s Leading Industrial Pipe Systems Supplier and the highly regarded German Drainage Product Manufacturer. Focusing predominantly on Hybrid Drainage and Back Water Protection Products, IPS and Kessel will be working with UK Water Companies, Drainage Engineers and Contractors alike to provide a complete service from consultation and system design, through training on installation, repair and maintenance, to supply, commissioning instruction and after sales support, giving our customer true added value and a route to supply they can trust.

Dave Whalley, our newly appointed Kessel Product Manager, would be delighted to come along and introduce this innovative range to you. He can be contacted on 07469 859871 or by e-mail Alternatively, if you would like some information on the Kessel product, please contact our sales team.

Meet Dave Whalley National Product Manager Kessel Drainage

For the second time this year here at IPS Flow Systems we are expanding our range, by becoming the premier distributor for KESSEL Drainage Products in the UK. We are delighted to welcome aboard Dave Whalley, who as our KESSEL National Product Manager, will be responsible for developing sales in Backwater Protection, Pumping and Hybrid Drainage Systems. Working closely with all the UK Water Companies, Drainage Consultant Engineers and Contractors, Dave will use his considerable experience to help our customers to deliver reliable, cost effective and sustainable solutions for the protection of properties from internal flood through the waste water network. 

We will be providing further details regarding this product very soon, but in the meantime we thought it would be good for Dave to introduce himself to you.

“Hi I’m Dave Whalley, I’m 46 and though originally from Cheshire, I’m now living in Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. A Design and Technology graduate, I’ve been working in the construction industry for over 15 years, as a Design Engineer,  Bid Manager,  in Business Development, Specification Sales, and now Product Management. I’ve always been involved in drainage, but for the last three years my focus has been on Internal Flood Protection Systems, Small Package Pumping Stations and the KESSEL range of products.

I’ve travelled in South East Asia, South Africa, and lived and worked in Spain and Belgium, but now with my feet firmly on the ground, I share my lovely house in the hills with six dogs, two cats and my fabulous long suffering partner Julie. When I’m not working, I like to spend my time with the gang at home, hiking, normally on the North Yorkshire Moors or in the Lake District where I have family. “

We are confident that, Dave will be a fantastic ambassador for IPS and Kessel and are looking forward to seeing this new side to our business develop and prosper. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Ecobuild 2015 - Last day

Ecobuild 2015  at Excel London.ends today.

We've had a great couple of days at the show, and there's still time to visit the show.

Come and see us on Stand N5130 where, with our colleagues from Raccorderie Metalliche we will be showing the RM Pressfit system of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel.
There will be demonstrations of the jointing systems together with information on the full range available.
Our National Product Manager, Andy Cairns, will be on hand each day to answer any questions you may have, and will be joined by other IPS staff throughout the show.
The show starts at 10.00 am and runs until 6.00 pm (4.00 pm on Thursday)
We do hope you will have time to visit the show, but if not, give our sales team a call and ask for further details.

IPS and Raccorderie Metalliche – A Perfect Fit

We are delighted to announce that IPS Flow Systems has been appointed the UK Distributor for the RM Pressfit System, manufactured by Raccorderie Metalliche of Mantova, Italy.
Pressfit fittings are an established and cost effective way to install piping systems easily. With no threading, welding, or soldering to be done, the system provides tight, leak free joints using a simple, portable press tool.

There are a number of options available depending on specific applications, but initially the most popular systems in Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel will be held in stock

We will be joining Raccorderie Metalliche to formally launch the system at ECOBuild 2015  being held at  London Excel from 3rd – 5th March, and would like to invite you to join us. Come and see what we can offer you on Stand N5130. The show is open from 10.00am to 6.00 pm Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th, and 10.00am to 4.00 pm on Thursday 5th .
We look forward to seeing you.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Meet Andy Cairns - National Product Manager
 RM Pressfit Systems.

We are delighted to welcome Andy Cairns to IPS where he will be responsible for developing sales for the exciting new addition to our range, the RM Pressfit System, manufactured by Raccorderie Metalliche of Mantova, Italy. We will be providing further details of the system soon, but in the meantime, we thought it would be good for Andy to introduce himself to you.

"Hello I am Andy Cairns and I am 34 years old, from a little village in Kent called Egerton. After leaving school at 16, I joined the British Army where I served initially in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment then later in the Royal Engineers. I served in Bosnia, Kosovo & Iraq. Since leaving the army I have been working within the construction industry for the last 10 years. I am married to Anna and have two Labrador’s called Henry & Jeff. I am an Ex rugby player who in 2012 took up the sport of Ultra Marathon Running and last year I completed my very first 100Mile “Ultra” in 27hours! When I’m not running about I’m a keen fan of F1, Rugby & Football. "

We are sure that, with his background and hobbies Andy will "Hit the ground running", and he will be a terrific asset to the business. If you would like to meet him in person, he will be on our stand at Ecobuild 2015 at ExCel in London from 3rd to 5th March where we will be launching the new range.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Mupro Special Offer

As part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to announce the first in a series of “25” themed promotions.

Throughout February we are offering an additional £25 off any order from the  Mupro Pipe Clamp and Accessories range over £500 nett. The Mupro pipe Clamp system is suitable for a wide selection of applications with both plastic and metal pipes.

Different styles and insert materials cover a clamping range from ½” to 6” and 15mm to 1500mm
Mupro have a reputation for quality and reliability second to none so you can be assured of a premium product with the added bonus of an extra £25 discount.

Contact the sales team for further information, or advice on selection.

Friday, 30 January 2015

1990-2015 25 Years and still No.1

2015 is a special year for us here at IPS. On July 1st it will be 25 years since the company first started trading.

From humble beginnings in a “borrowed” corner of a friend’s warehouse, our founding Directors, Peter Ferries and Trevor Atkinson, began to build the business we see today. With three employees, Kevin Curran (now our M.D.), Joanne McKeown (18 at the time, and still with us) and Eric Burney (with us until his retirement in 2013), they determined to set the standards for quality and service within our industry. That ethos is still with us today, and although Peter and Trevor have moved on to pastures new, we still have the same passion to remain the best in our business. We now employ 40 people, with plans for more this year, and every one of them is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction.

A series of moves has culminated in our current location in Seaham where, with a total of 58,000 square feet of storage, we maintain a high level of stock, which we dispatch to all parts of the UK for next day delivery. We average a complete, first time dispatch rate of 94% - how many suppliers can do that?

We are really proud of what we have achieved so far and, with exciting new product ranges being introduced this year, we are confident that the business will continue to provide our customers what they want, when they want it!

The IPS Mission statement is simple:-

“To be the Number 1 Partner for our Customers, Suppliers and our People”

To our customers old and new we say, “Thanks for being part of our success”. To our potential customers we say “ Come and join us, you won’t be disappointed “