Rapid growth in recent years has led dewatering pump specialist IPR, formerly Integrated Pump Rental, to relocate to a new and larger facility in Hughes, Jet Park. IPR’s MD, Lee Vine says the expanded workspace will accommodate its exponential growth, while still allowing room for further expansion. The company’s recent rebranding from Integrated Pump Rental reflects its growing market offering.
“We are excited to be in larger premises that allow us to keep abreast of market demand,” says Vine. “As IPR’s rental focus has evolved to include pump sales, this has also contributed to the need for more extensive infrastructure.”
He highlights that the new premises include sales offices, a design and engineering department and a fully functional assembly and build facility. There is also a dedicated servicing and repair shop, and parts warehousing with all fastmoving consumables plus other wear items. A testing facility is available for diesel driven and submersible pumps. The new workshop includes a 10-tonne overhead gantry crane to facilitate movement of heavy equipment.
“The expansion into these premises has also been driven by our larger brand offering,” he says. “This has recently grown further with our appointment as master distributor of Atlas Copco dewatering pumps in the Southern African region.”
The company’s success to date has been based on its focus on quality brands, backing these up with an expert team that delivers the highest standards of service excellence. IPR has also developed solutions locally that have developed a strong following in the market. These include the SlurrySucker and SlurryBlaster for dredging and hydromining applications – specially designed for removing silt from ponds and accumulated sediments inside dams.
“Our vision remains to become the leading pump dewatering and dredging specialist, and our move into these large and well-equipped premises is another positive development in that direction,” says Vine. “With our combined sales and rental offerings, we are committed to help customers reduce their total cost of ownership – by offering a solution that suits their situation.”