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Friday, 19 May 2017

IPS take staff recruitment to a all new level !!

Well, today we say goodbye (for now) to a member of the IPS family and a valued member of our purchasing team, Terri Punshon  who will start maternity leave today. 

Terri and husband Chris were shocked to discover that they were expecting twins and are looking forward to the arrival of either Brothers, Sisters or both for their son Louis; and you never know, new future members of the IPS team!

Well, life won't be the same!

IPS Strengthens the Team, whilst committing to the future with three New 'Apprentices'

IPS Flow Systems has recently strengthened the team at its head office in Seaham, Co.Durham whilst committing to the future by taking on three new apprentices; Jonathan Wilson, Rachael Watson, and Kyle Rowley as part of a new recruitment campaign.

All three join IPS, now in it's 27th year, at an exciting time as the company has recently expanded its operation into Ireland and also introduced new products to the stock range.

Kevin Curran, Managing Director, commented... "This is a great opportunity for the company to increase the talent needed to face future challenges and all three new employees will bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the business".

Thursday, 18 May 2017

No Messing with these students this morning - bright eyed and bushy tailed!!!

At IPS our aim is to grow our results by growing our people and a key part of this is product training - this ensures that we are best placed to deal with customer requirement in a fast, efficient way.

This week we have three of our Business Development Managers at Serto, in Switzerland for their annual supplier development conference.

SERTO have been producing high quality fittings for use in a variety industries and applications across the globe for over 60 years. The unique radial mounting and dismounting feature is highly valued by customers. From simple tube connections to complex system solutions – SERTO develops its products with state-of-the-art technology in its in-house laboratories and workshops and its range now includes tube fittings, valves, hoses and accessories.

IPS have the complete Serto range available and with our new guys fully trained, we're ready to answer all of your questions.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Water and Rodent Non-Return Valve

In the UK, everyone with home and contents cover is now paying a levy to help make insurance affordable in high flood risk areas, so its in all of our interests to ensure that flood prone properties are protected. 

The Universal Fit Water and Rodent non-return valve is a simple, cost effective start in protecting our properties.

You can now buy on line by visiting the IPS Flow Systems Website 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Special offer Available at The Pump Centre Conference

Pump Centre Conference 2017

International Centre, Telford.

Well, that's our stand up and our guys are ready to meet visitors to the Pump Centre Conference and Exhibition at the Telford International Centre.

IPS will be introducing the Kessel range of pumping stations, renowned for reliability and performance and our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley and North West Business Development Manager, Paul Wright  will be on hand to discuss the whole of life advantages of Kessel pumping stations.

They will also show the Universal Water & Rodent  NRV, ideal for backwater protection in any home as well as a must have tool during maintenance!

Ask them about the special offer,  available for all visitors to our stand at the conference!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

IPS's Very Own Edmund Hillary - Taking Kessel to New Heights!

'King of the Mountains', our MD, Kevin Curran spent this weekend Camping and walking in the ________, (well if anyone recognises the location; answers on a postcard - it shouldn't be too difficult!).

It looks like the weather was great and that the Kessel cap came in very useful!!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Meet IPS Ireland's New Business Development Manager

Welcome to IPS 

We are pleased to announce that James O'Connell has officially joined IPS as Business Development Manager operating out of our Dublin branch based in Rathcoole.

James has over 17 years experience working in pipe & fittings distribution and spent all of last week in the companies head office, getting to know the rest of the team.

James will work alongside Andrew Clancy our Operations Coordinator in Dublin and Johnathan Bell (pictured above)  who is well know to our Irish customers.

James has a keen interest in the arts, in particular stage acting, and is known to tread the boards in Dublin from time to time. He's also got a love of music and tell us that he is Bruce Springteen's biggest fan!  If Bruce would like to confirm this, that would be great!!

Speaking on joining IPS Flow Systems, James said : This is an exciting time for everyone involved with IPS Flow Systems as we look to further enhance our foothold in the Irish market. I look forward to meeting our existing customers, introducing new one's - all the while maintaining the already excellent service, supply and support network IPS Flow Systems offers throughout Ireland. 

Congratulations, Andy Seymour - 25 Years of Service

Where have the years Gone??

2017 will be a year of milestones at IPS Flow Systems as a number of our team celebrate 25 years service, starting with Andy Seymour who celebrated 25 years on the 5th May.

Andy joined the company from Grahams Builders Merchants to work as part of the then extensive warehouse team of two!  a far cry from todays team which now numbers thirteen and who do a fantastic job of getting customers orders out on time.

Andy was congratulated by David Stidolph, Operations Director who thanked him on behalf of the whole company for his dedication and service; while presenting him with a small token of our appreciation, (not the photo, which was a reminder of those hirsute days).

Thanks Andy!!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Available from IPS Flow Systems

Designed for direct connection to stainless steel pipe and hard drawn copper tubing using standard cold press tools, the CimPress valves complement our RM range of press fittings.

  • Ease of Installation - No more cleaning, flux and soldering; avoiding potential fire risks.
  • Significantly reduces the average installation time, saving time and money!
  • DZR brass bodies, withstand corrosion and prevent leaks.
  • Featuring a dual o-ring deep socket design (covered by Italian Patent No. 1313073), ensuring a superior, straighter, positive watertight connection.
  • Manufactured in accordance with EN ISO 9001, designed to meet MSS-SP-110, the only IAPMO and NSF-61 compliant press valves.
The range includes full bore Ball Valves, Inline Check Valves and Gate Valves.

IPS can offer competitive prices, consistently high levels of service and technical back up.

Please contact our sales office on 0191 5213111 for more details

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kessel Aqualift S XL and Aqualift F XL Pump Stations to feature in Webinar

The next KESSEL webinar will focus on the new Aqualift S XL and F XL ‘Wet’ pumping stations.

KESSEL are combining new pumps with their new chamber to create problem solving solutions for underground pumping stations.

It's what engineers have been looking for - 230 or 400 volt, corrosion free chamber, wastewater with our without sewage, fully watertight, flexible installation height and ground water resistance up to 5 meters.

Click the link below to register and join us at 9:00 am GMT on Monday 24th April 

Kessel - Continually Defining Quality in Drainage

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The KESSEL Drehfix® from IPS, what does it do?

Does it prevent Backwater? Is it reliable and affordable? Does it prevent odours? Is it a Basement Drain? Is a Garage Drain? Is it a Rainwater Downspout Gully? Can it be used to keep a manhole free of Surface Water? Can it be used as part of a domestic or commercial Flood Resilience Package?

The answer is “YES, all of the above, and more”.

Complete with a removable Twin Backwater Flap Cartridge and Sludge Basket, the Drehfix® is simple to install, easy to maintain, and most importantly stops backflow at any level of a building. Designed, manufactured and tested to BSEN 13564 type 5.
The KESSEL Drehfix® is available in the UK from IPS Flow Systems on a next day basis.

Call (0191) 5213111 or email for further information.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

IPS Ireland – Strengthen Its Team!

James O'Connell

IPS Flow Systems are delighted to announce the appointment of James O'Connell as Business Development Manager operating out of its Dublin branch based in Greenouge Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.

James has over 17 years experience working in pipe & fittings distribution and comes to IPS Flow Systems at an exciting time, following the opening of our new facility in Dublin and the introduction of a couple of new product lines.

IPS Warehouse - Rathcoole, Co, Dublin

IPS have successfully served our Irish customers for many years from our facility in Seaham, Co. Durham.  The Dublin branch serves as a rapid response hub; providing our renowned service to customers throughout Ireland.

James will join IPS on the 2nd May and wish him every success as he takes up his new role.

IPS Flow Systems Ireland
Unit 409Q Grants Park
Greenouge Business Park
Co Dublin
D24 XV18

Freephone 1800 936 556