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IPU is business as usual

IPU are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the health and safety of our staff members, families, customers and suppliers remain the highest priority. We wanted to let you know that for us, it is business as usual. Our management team is monitoring the situation closely and our robust business continuity plan will assist us in navigating this difficult time. We have deployed a large number of our office-based staff to work remotely, to minimise the risk to our key…

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IPU’s response to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

IPU Group have taken some initial measures in response to the continuing outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the various countries, in particular we have begun to review our Supply Chain in the most affected regions and also a specific review of our critical components. At this time, we have no identified risk in our ability to fulfil the needs of our customers. We will continue to monitor this closely as the situation develops. In addition, as we utilise an MRP demand planning system and…

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IPU Christmas closing times

Christmas comes to IPU

IPU will be closing for Christmas on Monday 23rd December at 4pm. We’ve had a very busy year – turning 60, winning awards, our biggest fuel project ever, several emissions projects, the sale of our Engine Controls division and a brand new MD just to name a few… and we have no signs of slowing down! We’ll be back on Thursday 2nd January 2020, suitably rested and well fed, ready for the new year! Have a great Christmas and enjoy some of our highlights from the past…

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60 years of IPU and still going strong!

It’s official – IPU are 60 years old! We reached our 60th birthday on 12th November and we’re going to make our 60th year a big one! We’ve no signs of slowing down – we have a new MD and a new structure to support our amazing range of products. As of August 27th, our longstanding and illustrious leader Robert Beebee decided to step down as MD and take a well earned break! “I have officially stepped back as MD as I feel it is time for a change. 40 years at IPU…

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IPU wins Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering Award!

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce awards, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse on November 15th, celebrated the best businesses that the Black Country has to offer. IPU scooped a top prize and were awarded the Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering Award! We are extremely proud to win this award and it is a testament to all the hard work that the team have put in over the years. Matt Biddle, Project Engineer said: “This award is hugely important for the recognition of our efforts as…

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IPU’s Engine Control Division demerged

IPU’s Engine Control Division was demerged and became a separate entity under the name ComAp Control Limited. As of December 3rd 2019, ComAp Control Limited became a new subsidiary of ComAp a.s. (Czech Republic). You can find more information at www.comap-control.co.uk. New contact information for ComAp Control Limited. are: Address: Cygnus Way, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 0XB, UK Tel: +44 (0)121 511 0420 Web: www.comap-control.co.uk Payment information Bank Sort Code: 20-07-90 Bank…

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ComAp Acquires IPU’s Engine Control Division

ComAp a.s. has recently concluded an agreement with Industrial Power Units Ltd. of the United Kingdom (IPU), the official distributor for the UK and Ireland, to acquire their Engine Control Division. By means of the acquisition of this IPU division, ComAp is poised to further expand their global network. The Engine Control Division (ECD) of IPU will become a new UK subsidiary of ComAp. This subsidiary is going to be managed by Shawn Shepherd (current ECD Director at IPU), who will lead the same…

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IPU at Speedy Expo: 30th – 31st October 2019

IPU will be at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre over the 30th and 31st October to take part in the Speedy Expo! We’ll be showcasing our Fuel Conditioning and Emissions Solutions products that are ideal for the rental industry. When? Wednesday 30th – Thursday 31st October Where? Exhibition Centre Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4FP Stand? C23   IPU Fuel Conditioning It is essential that rental equipment has a reliable fuel source. Without it, equipment…

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David Baldacci - The Escape

Even David Baldacci is talking about Fuel Contamination

Fuel contamination is a problem that’s easy to overlook. It lurks in the dark depths of your fuel tank and is not often talked about in the media. Or so we thought. Just recently we’ve seen this issue crop up everywhere! First there was the Tesco Branksome scandal, then BMW began putting warnings on their fuel caps about diesel quality and now fuel contamination is even making an appearance in David Baldacci’s book – The Escape! This thriller follows the story of John Puller, a U.S…

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Black smoke reduction on standby diesel gensets

How is black smoke caused? Standard electronic governors fitted to gensets will often over-fuel the engine to guarantee starting. The process of over-fuelling will commonly cause a large plume of black smoke. This black smoke is partially burnt fuel.   Why is over-fueling and black smoke a problem? The bigger the engine, the larger the volume of black smoke that is expelled. If you have multiple sets on site that all start-up at the same time (i.e. in the case of a mains failure), the level of…

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