IPS Ceramics Announces New US Subsidiary
Posted by Brian Wycherley on May 3, 2016
IPS Ceramics, the refractories and technical ceramics expert, has just announced the formation of a US subsidiary – IPS Ceramics USA Ltd.
The company is headquartered in Cornelius, North Carolina and will be led day-to-day by vice president Mike Jackson. In addition to the new company and offices, IPS retains its US East Coast warehousing and distribution facility.
IPS sales director Phil Green commented: “Mike brings with him an in-depth knowledge and experience, not only of the traditional and technical sides of the ceramic industry, but also of the different aspects of the whole US market. It is timely that we make this important announcement at the start of Ceramics Expo 2016, North America’s premier event for the ceramic community. I’m confident that having a US-based company will strengthen our position across the board.”
IPS Ceramics has always had strong trading links with the USA and counts some of the major manufacturers there as valued customers. This includes buyers of both cordierite kiln furniture – especially in the sanitaryware and tableware sectors – and of technical ceramics. In the past two years, sales of high alumina in particular, have been increasing steadily.
Having a dedicated office and personnel will enable the company to improve its service to customers right across the north, mid and south US, as well as providing the impetus for strategic growth in the NAFTA region as well as the important South American markets.
“We are all very excited and proud about the establishment of IPS Ceramics USA Ltd,” said Sukhjinder Singh, president of the newly incorporated company, and managing director of IPS Ceramics in the UK. “We have created strong links with customers right across North America but investing in a permanent base for IPS in the US was the next logical step in our quest to significantly expand our business there – as well as providing for even closer customer/supplier relationships.”
Mike Jackson has spent several decades in the ceramic industry, having been based both in the UK and the USA. He had many years’ technical sales experience with Dyson Thermal Ceramics and more recently has been running US sales of ceramic and ceramic-related portfolios.
“I’m very much looking forward to the challenge of leading the operations of IPS Ceramics USA,” said Mike. “The company has so much to offer in terms of refractories and technical ceramics and it has the deep levels of experience and technical ability which I know will be appreciated by the advanced manufacturing sector here.
“The market is already looking more buoyant and I’m sure that our launch of the new company here at Ceramics Expo 2016 will be a great success. I look forward to meeting all our existing customers and many potentials for future business.”
IPS Ceramics USA Ltd
19109 West Catawba Avenue
Office: 704 897 3775
Cell: 980 250 3647
USA Enquiry E-mail: email@example.com