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Friday, 19 December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from IPS

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and relaxing holiday and we look forward to another successful year in 2015. We have a fantastic group of customers and suppliers and you are all very important to us - without your continued help and support we could not achieve the goals we set ourselves each and every year. We also have a fantastic team here at IPS who are always willing to go the "extra mile" to ensure we meet and exceed your own expectations. We thank you once again for your custom throughout the year and we look forward to speaking to you all in the New Year.
Should you need any help or support during the holiday period please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Reed Tools - Special December Promotion

Regardless of your choice of thermoplastic piping materials, installation time and efficiency is greatly improved by using the correct tools for the job. Here at IPS Flow Systems we offer a fantastic range of pipe cutters, bevellers and deburring tools together with pipe stands, chain vices, saws and strap wrenches - all as manufactured by Reed Tools Inc. of Erie, PA. During the month of December 2015 and in conjunction with Reed Tools, we are offering a special 50% discount against all new orders. Place your order now for huge savings and please note this offer will end on 31st December 2015 so once they're gone, they're gone....!!
To make sure you don't miss out on this special offer please call our sales office now on +44 191 521311 or alternatively email to

Friday, 21 November 2014

AGRU SP110S IR Fusion Welding Equipment

The Agru SP110S machine is the very latest in High Purity welding technology and will fusion weld pipes,fittings, and valves in PVDF, PP, PFA, and ECTFE. The infra red welding process is fully controlled ensuring consistency and traceability for every single joint. Computer controlled, the operator simply follows the on-screen instructions and the machine takes care of the heat soak time, joining pressure, and cooling process. On completion of the welding process, the machine then prints up to 3 labels for attachment to the joint, drawing, or project log.
These machines are available from stock for weekly hire or purchase outright and we also offer free of charge training in our dedicated training room at Seaham, at our customers premises or on site. For further information please contact our Sales Office on +44 191 5213111 or email to

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Visit to GPA Flowsystem AB in Sweden

We spent a very productive couple of days last week with our sister company GPA Flowsystem AB in Hjarnarp near Helsinborg. As well as being able to visit a beautiful part of the world, it was also a fantastic opportunity to share new ideas and discuss some new products and markets - it's fair to say we have returned with some great ideas for 2015!
IPS and GPA also share many key global suppliers such as Agru, ASV Stubbe, Reed Tools, Serto, and Spears Manufacturing Company to name but a few. The challenge is to find new and innovative products to add to our current stock portfolio and hopefully we will have some exciting announcements to make in early 2015.

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Website Launched

After many months of hard work by our marketing team of Lisa Moutter and Lauren Tulip, we are pleased to announce that our new website is open for business.

Completely redesigned, the site is easy to navigate, and can be viewed on all platforms – PC. Laptop, Tablet, Mobile Phone etc – with no loss of functionality. The site includes details of our full product range, and for the first time, we have included dimensional information on many of our most popular product ranges. Data sheets on valves, Material Safety Data Sheets, technical information, and much more is also available, and it can all be downloaded in PDF format if required.

Despite all the hard work, there is still more to do, so keep checking back to see what’s new – it’s the same address as before

We are very proud of the new look, and hope you like it too. If you have any suggestions about anything else you would like to see included, please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Friday, 26 September 2014

We're stuffed for Macmillan

From this...

To this...

To this... 

Thanks to everyone who supported the IPS coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care; with everyone now on a diet we can all be satisfied that we helped to raise £374; with the money raised for our C2C bike ride. The total is standing at nearly £704. 

You can still support us by visiting or text IPSF70 with your donation to 70070.

Anyone for Tee(?) and Cake?

Which one would you choose?

The IPS Bake off was won by Andrew Lamb, who went head to head with Stuart Lloyd in the blueberry muffin stakes; Stu has vowed to come back stronger next year.

Monday, 15 September 2014

On Yer Bike Cancer!

A group of people from IPS Flow Systems will be doing the C2C bike ride on the 20th September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to support them and this amazing organisation. You can donate on their JustGiving page or text IPSF70 with your donation to 70070.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Things are hotting up in the IPS Kitchen

IPS Flow Systems will be taking part in the Macmillan world's largest coffee morning on Friday 26th September. We will be having a bake off; and the team have been practicing with some amazing results. Watch this space for the results!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Lunch and Learn Seminars

Do you or your company design and install thermoplastic piping systems? IPS Flow Systems can arrange informative lunch and learn seminars either at your own premises or at our Head Office in Seaham, Co. Durham. We can advise on all aspects of piping installation - from the selection of the most suitable materials to meet your application to the latest in infra red welding techniques.
If you would like to receive further information or would like to arrange a seminar then please contact our Sales Office on +44 (0)191 5213111 or alternatively email with the subject heading "Lunch and Learn" to

Monday, 18 August 2014

All Work and No Play etc.....

To celebrate another successful year at IPS Flow Systems, the Directors and Staff together with their respective wives, husbands, partners etc. took the opportunity to visit Newcastle Racecourse on the occasion of Ladies Day 2014. As luck would have it, we chose the hottest day of the year so far and with temperatures soaring to just below 30 deg.C, it was lucky we had a plentiful supply of liquid refreshments! The ladies all looked fabulous in their colorful hats and dresses and even some of the guys managed to strike a good pose in matching shirts and ties. After a champagne reception followed by a four course lunch, we all settled down to an afternoon of racing and even those with no interest in having a flutter could enjoy the spectacle of seeing those fantastic animals charge past at speeds in excess of 30mph. All in all, it's fair to say we had a great day and are looking forward to doing it all over again next year!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Water Treatment Equipment

Do you build water or waste treatment skid units and often require materials urgently? At IPS Flow Systems, we carry an extensive range of pipes, valves, and fittings to meet your needs and we can also assist with the choice of parts for all applications ensuring you select the correct items. Available in a wide choice of thermoplastic materials (PVC, CPVC, PP, and PVDF) we hold stocks of Variable Area Flow Meters, Lockable Ball Valves, Pressure Regulating and Pressure Relief Valves, Gauge Guards etc. ready for overnight dispatch to your works or current site address.
Our multi-skilled, internal sales team consists of trained engineers in a variety of disciplines - qualified pipefitters, welding inspectors, plastic fabricators as well as valve and actuation technicians.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Office on +44 (0)191 5213111 or alternatively email to for immediate assistance.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Pocket Sized Installation Guide Now Available

To help installers of our CPVC Fire Sprinkler system, we've prepared a handy, pocket sized version of our installation guide.

The guide covers the basics of joint preparation, solvent cementing, testing, correct tool selection, and much more.

There is also a handy list of "Do's and Don'ts"

Keep it in your pocket or tool box and you'll have a simple reference document with you at all times.
Copies are available free of charge, so if you would like one, or some for your installation team, please ask our sales team, or email us at

Monday, 28 July 2014

IPS Helps Raise Funds for Gambia

We have just taken delivery of these engraved tumblers, from Freya Charlton, the daughter of our Sales Engineer Tony.

Freya is raising funds for a youth volunteer placement she has in Gambia in 2015, and we were delighted to help her by ordering the glasses.As well as volunteering, Freya also has to fund the cost of her trip, so setting up her Glass Engraving business has given the fund a welcome boost.

Freya will be joining other volunteers to help refurbish school classrooms at the Gunjur Upper Basic School, assist in providing workshops in emergency first aid, distribute clothing to the most in need in the community, and participate in a “Fun Day” for the many orphans in the area.

The trip is organized by registered charity, The Youth Box Project in Sunderland,, and is scheduled to take place in October 2015.

Freya’s Glass Engraving enterprise will also assist her as she works towards a Platinum Youth Achievement Award.

We wish her well in her endeavours and look forward to hearing about her trip next year.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Innovative Test Pump now available from IPS

This simple, lightweight, portable test pump is now available from IPS.

Driven by either a cordless, or electric drill (not included), the pump is ideal for testing commercial and domestic water systems. 

Complete with a 4.5 metre High Pressure Output Hose with quick disconnect coupling, the pumps output pressure can be adjusted from 0 – 34 bar.

At only 3.9 k.g. in weight, this compact pump is easily handled and transported.
If you would like further details on this, or any of our other products, please let us know.

Friday, 27 June 2014

IPS Team Conquer Swedish Lake

Congratulations to two IPS Flow System team members, Andrew Lamb and Paul Johnson who along with Morgan O'Brian from ESI and friends Chris and Sophie Lucas recently completed the worlds largest recreational bike ride, the v├Ątternrundan in Sweden.

The group set off at 10:10 on Friday 13th June and traveled through the night; completing the grueling 300k (198 miles) with a ride time of 12 hours 15 minutes.

It can't have been all that bad as they have all vowed to do the ride again next year!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Paul Wright Completes the IPS Sales Team

Following on from our recent appointment in Ireland, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Wright to the IPS external sales team. Working closely with our internal sales team, Paul will be responsible for developing our business in the North-West region of the UK. With a strong engineering background, Paul has many years experience in face to face selling and will be a valuable addition to an already strong workforce. With many shared contacts, Paul is already fitting in well within the IPS sales team and is raring to get out there and introduce himself to all our new and existing customers & prospects in the region.
Based just outside Stockport, Paul is married with a young family and in his spare time enjoys most sports and in particular running and walking.
Paul can be contacted directly on mobile number +44 7796 148314 or alternatively via email at

Friday, 2 May 2014

World Cup 2014 Fever Strikes at IPS

Well it's come around again - every four years the football fanatics among us are gripped with excitement as we look forward to another FIFA World Cup final tournament. This year Brazil will be the host nation and games will be screened live on terrestial TV so that everyone has a chance to enjoy what should be a fantastic competition. In conjunction with our partners at Mupro, IPS are offering a free replica World Cup football with all orders for Mupro fixings above £1000 net value - please click here for full details.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Current Vacancy

Business Development Manager North West England & North Wales Region We are currently looking to recruit an experienced sales professional to join our business development team. Applicants must be experienced in technical sales, preferably within a pipe and fittings environment, with a proven record in customer development and support. Operating from home, you must be capable of working on your own initiative, organising priorities, and be committed to providing total customer satisfaction. Ideally based in the Greater Manchester area, you will cover North West England & North Wales Region as shown in the map below, with regular visits to our head office in Seaham. We offer the opportunity to join a highly successful growing business as part of a great team. The package includes an attractive salary, company car, plus other benefits.

Friday, 7 March 2014

IPS Flow Systems Wins Group Award

For the second time in 3 years (2011 being the first) IPS Flow Systems has been ranked as the Number 1 company within Indutrade Flow Technology division. Better still, the company is now ranked at Number 2 in the whole group! This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone in the business and not least to our loyal customer base. Rest assured, we will continue to focus on delivering quality products at competitive prices on next day or timed service throughout the UK and Ireland. Special thanks to all our customers, suppliers, and especially to our staff.

Friday, 28 February 2014

New IPS Handbook Edition 16

Our new IPS Handbook (Edition 16) is now hot off the press! Featuring the most comprehensive range of thermoplastic piping systems readily available from stock, the IPS Handbook is widely recognised as the industry standard pricing guide. Featuring both rigid and flexible piping systems from leading manufacurers across the globe, the Handbook is an invaluable tool for all buyers, estimators, design and project engineers and anyone else involved in plastic piping systems. For you free of charge copy, please contact our Sales Office on +44 (0)191 5213111 or email directly to

Friday, 21 February 2014

New Fire Protection Price List 2014

Our new fire protection price list is now available in hard copy format. IPS Flow Systems hold the most comprehensive range of CPVC fire sprinkler products available for next day delivery throughout the UK.

We also list FM (Factory Mutual) Approved PE100 piping systems for underground fire main service. Both systems are supplied with 3rd party approved installation training programmes.

If you are an existing customer you will automatically receive your personal copy in the next week or so and if you require any additional copies then please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Office on +44 (0)191 5213111.

Alternatively, please click here to download a copy in PDF format.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Spatex 2014

We are looking forward to exhibiting at Spatex 2014 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry next month.

The exhibition is on from Sunday 2nd to Tuesday 4th February and is open from 9.30 to 5.00 Sunday and Monday, and from 9.30 to 4.00 on Tuesday.

Come and see us on Stand 120 where we will be showing samples of our unique fitings and cements.

Entry is free and you can register on line at

We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

The attached article highlights more good news for the Region with Unite planning to develop a 600 room student accomodation facility in Newcastle and we at IPS feel it's vitally important that these rooms sre fitted with an automatic fire sprinkler system.

Click here to read the full story.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Happy New Year

This is it, the start of a new year, and despite the appalling weather most of us have experienced recently, everyone here at IPS wish all our customers and friends a very happy and successful 2014.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas is just around the corner - and that means holidays!

Our last day in the office will be Friday 20th of December and we will be closed until Thursday 2nd January 2014, when we'll be back open from 8.30am.

From all of us at IPS Flow Systems, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!