Mission: To become and remain the leader in industrial project services, delivering added value and transformative innovation to customers worldwide.
Luc Tasiaux founded IPS at age 26, and his ambitious, entrepreneurial spirit still characterizes our work today.
We empower our young entrepreneurs by providing the opportunity to lead and to participate in our clients‘ success.
We place our client‘s interest first while continuously striving to add value.
We are growth-oriented and consistently focused on technological innovation—but never at the expense of resource management.
As an international group, we are a united entity providing expertise across a global network of professionals.
We take care of our people, and we believe in working hard and having fun expanding what’s possible.
Nivelles, Antwerp, Liège
Lyon, Le Havre
Eisenhüttenstadt, Dresden, Essen, Stuttgart
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
Industrial Projects Services (IPS) founded by Luc Tasiaux. The first office was located in Tombeek, Overijse, Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expansion to South-Eastern Europe. The founding of IPS Bulgaria allowed IPS to extend its activities beyond western Europe for the first time.
Expansion to Asia. With the founding of IPS China, IPS became a player in one of the world’s most significant economies.
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.
Founding of Group-IPS. Restructuring of the company paved the way for new growth and created a parent company for all IPS identities.
Expansion to South America. The IPS Brazil office is located in São Paulo.
Expansion to North America. IPS opened its first office in the United States in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.