IPR grows its offering to make customers more productive

Pump and dredging specialist IPR has become a one-stop solutions provider representing key global pump brands.
Pump and dredging specialist IPR has become a one-stop solutions provider representing key global pump brands.

After nine years of consistent growth, pump and dredging specialist IPR has built its capability as a one-stop solutions provider, while representing some the world’s leading pump brands. Lee Vine and Steve du Toit explain how this streamlines the work of its customers.

MD Lee Vine says that the company’s success is a combination of quality global brands and solid home-grown expertise. This allows IPR not only to represent and market the highest quality of equipment, but also to specify optimal solutions and design customised products that support customers’ efficient operation.

“Our professionalism over the years has led us into partnerships with the world’s leading pump manufacturers,” says Vine. “Among these collaborations is our role as master distributor for Atlas Copco dewatering pumps in southern Africa, as well as our agency across sub-Saharan Africa for the Toyo range of specialised heavy duty submersible slurry pumps.”

These brands, he explains, are today the core of a comprehensive rental fleet that drives IPR’s vision of becoming the leading player in dewatering and heavy duty slurry pumping. The IPR fleet has everything a customer needs – from electrical submersible pumps to diesel-driven pump sets – for a quick and sustainable response. Its success to date has also been underpinned by its design expertise and modern workshop facilities.

“Our understanding of our customers’ challenges, combined with our technical prowess, has allowed us to locally develop and manufacture the innovative SlurrySucker dredging system, for instance,” he says. Designed to safely and efficiently cleaning settlement dams or process ponds, the SlurrySucker can remove up to 60 dry tonnes per hour – without the risk of damaging pond liners with heavy excavating equipment.

IPR Sales Manager Steve du Toit highlights that IPR’s offering of both rental units and capital purchases has a hidden benefit for customers, as they seek to improve their uptime while balancing capital with operating expenditure.

“A rental pump solution – which we provide after a detailed assessment of its planned duty – can often act as a technical trial for a customer,” says Du Toit. “They can demonstrate the pump’s performance during a rental, and purchase their own as and when capital is available. On the other hand, they may prefer contracting out this function, ensuring reliability and uptime.”

The company recently added Olikara’s range of QubePower lighting towers to its offering, which has three different sizes and can be powered by diesel, petrol, solar, battery or mains electricity.

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