Limited traces its beginnings back to 1956 when English Electric opened its
operation at Regents Park in Sydney. In 1989 the business was folded into the
power generation and transport company, GEC ALSTHOM. This developed into the
French owned business ALSTOM which became a very successful Australian business
in power generation, network services, transport, IT, HV distribution and
remains as a much changed and diverse organisation - IPD Group Limited, a 100%
Australian owned and operated company, acquired from ALSTOM in 2005 by the
management team who continue to build on the original business platform.
Limited delivers strong brand names and leading-edge developments, providing
world class manufacturers a powerful presence in Australia. GE: circuit
breakers, distribution equipment & industrial control. Elsteel: modular
switchboard systems & steel enclosures. IDEC Izumi: industrial relays, control
devices, power supplies & automation. WT Henley: cable joints and
terminations, Mersen: specialized European and American fuse gear. Hensel:
thermoplastic and GRP enclosures. Ellis: cable cleating devices. Dehn: surge
and lightning protection. Socomec: energy management & metering.
In 2008 IPD
acquired the Adelaide based lamp sourcing business of P.J. White & Co. In
2014 we acquired Hivotech, a manufacturer & supplier of LV and HV test
equipment for rail and utility asset maintenance.
Limited designs and manufactures a large range of products specifically suited
to the local environment, maintaining an in-house engineering team to develop
and test new ranges of equipment to ensure conformity to Australian and international
We welcome you to our business and look
forward to being a partner of choice.
Sainsbury - CEO