Ipsen, a manufacturer of vacuum and atmosphere furnaces, is offering support for renovations, upgrades and addition of new equipment and is also delivering components, services and training for customers in the metal treating industry.
As per the data released by the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), sales for the industry have totalled $90.9 million in February 2012, which represents an increase of 24.8% from the total sales of $72.8 million in February 2011. Similarly, year to date sales have increased from $147.5 million in 2011 to $179.5 million in 2012.
The expertise and resources of Ipsen help its clients to rise from a struggling economy and to employ better cost saving approaches. Several manufacturers decided to minimize production or to stop using the furnace equipment. Thus, they planned to use spare parts from these idle machines to run other equipment for saving money. However, as the metal treating industry currently experiences major growth, the idle machines have to restart operation as quickly as possible. The company’s aftermarket support group provides fast delivery of components and field service to its customers. For example, a major manufacturer of turbine engines in the Southwest region has awarded a contract to Ipsen for delivery of parts, as well as service and training to support the manufacturer’s operations and production works.
Ipsen owns a multi-million dollar inventory, where more than thousands of parts are stocked to meet the requirements of the customers for maintaining their furnace equipment. In addition to offering onsite training at customers’ facility, Ipsen also offers training at its own Ipsen U facility. The facility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the furnace equipment.