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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

Belgium

Nivelles, Antwerp, Liège

Germany

Eisenhüttenstadt, Dresden, Essen, Stuttgart

France

Lyon, Le Havre

Spain

Madrid, Barcelona

 

Bulgaria

Sofia

Romania 

Bucharest

Ivory Coast

Abidjan

Nigeria

South Africa

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon

Beirut

USA

Pennsauken

Tunisia

Tunis, Sfax

Canada

Vancouver

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

October 1992

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

March 2004

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

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.

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.

March 2006

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

May 2006

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

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. 

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.

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.