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Group-IPS at a Glance

Mission: To become and remain the leader in industrial project services, delivering added value and transformative innovation to customers worldwide.

Values

Independence

Luc Tasiaux founded IPS at age 26, and his ambitious, entrepreneurial spirit still characterizes our work today.

Opportunity

We empower our young entrepreneurs by providing the opportunity to lead and to participate in our clients‘ success.

Client Focus

We place our client‘s interest first while continuously striving to add value.

Innovation

We are growth-oriented and consistently focused on technological innovation—but never at the expense of resource management.

Global Thinking

As an international group, we are a united entity providing expertise across a global network of professionals.

Care

We take care of our people, and we believe in working hard and having fun expanding what’s possible.

Locations

Canada

Vancouver

USA

Philadephia

Morocco

Casablanca

Algeria

Algiers

Tunisia

Tunis, Sfax

Nigeria

Lagos

Ivory Coast

Abidjan

South Africa

Johanesburg

Netherlands

Amsterdam

Belgium

Nivelles, Antwerp, Liège

France

Lyon, Le Havre

Spain

Madrid, Barcelona

Germany

Eisenhüttenstadt, Dresden, Essen, Stuttgart

Romania

Bucharest

Bulgaria

Sofia

Lebanon

Beirut

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Customers

Aleris, Arcelor, Aurubis, Barry Callabout, Baxter, Belcolade, Corus, Corus Aluminium, Cargill, Carsid, Carinox, Carmeuse, Ceres-Group, Coil, Constellium, Copenor, Cosucra, Dansteel, Electrabel, GATT Hotels, GlaxoSmithKline, Glencore, H&M, Ikea, Kellog's, Procter & Gamble, Puratos, Radisson, Roche, Sabic, Schering-Plough, Schneider Electric, Sikel, Tessenderlo Chemie, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen, 5N Plus

History of Group-IPS

February 2013

Expansion to France. Having already completed several local projects, IPS decided to set up an office in Lyon (Rhône-Alpes area) to better support its French customers.

March 2012

Expansion to the Balkans. Due to the success of IPS Bulgaria, IPS decided to further extend its activities into the Balkan region with a new office in Bucharest, Romania.

November 2006

Inauguration of Competence Center in Nivelles, Belgium. The building houses the IPS competence units Process Engineering, Architecture, and Automation, providing knowledge and expertise for all IPS projects and entities. 

May 2006

Expansion to North America. IPS opened its first office in the United States in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

March 2006

Expansion to South America. The IPS Brazil office is located in São Paulo.

October 2004

Founding of Group-IPS. Restructuring of the company paved the way for new growth and created a parent company for all IPS identities.

September 2004

Expansion to Southern Europe. The creation of IPS Spain allowed IPS to grow its activities in Europe and marked one of its most significant investments to date.

March 2004

Expansion to Asia. With the founding of IPS China, IPS became a player in one of the world’s most significant economies.

January 2004

Expansion to South-Eastern Europe. The founding of IPS Bulgaria allowed IPS to extend its activities beyond western Europe for the first time. 

August 2003

First Project Preparation Training. Biannual training events are held at the TC in Germany to this day, bringing together IPS talent and other entrepreneurial project management professionals.

August 2002

Inauguration of the Technological Center (TC) in Eisenhüttenstadt. In addition to being an IPS office, the TC serves as the company’s HQ for training and methodology development.

January 1996

First project abroad. IPS was responsible for the construction of a blast furnace at EKO Stahl (now ArcelorMittal) in Eisenhüttenstadt. The furnace contained a gas purification unit, two casting platforms, an INBA granulation unit, material handling and mixing, and a new water clearing unit.

January 1995

Creation of the German entity. The first office was located in Senftenberg. Luc Tasiaux later moved the office to Eisenhüttenstat, one hour south-east of Berlin, near the Polish border.

October 1992

Industrial Projects Services (IPS) founded by Luc Tasiaux. The first office was located in Tombeek, Overijse, Belgium.