IPD Group, a leading distributor and service provider to the Australian electrical industry, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of EX Engineering, a business that specialises in the design, supply, modification, and repair of electrical hazardous area equipment.
With this strategic acquisition, IPD Group takes a significant step forward in expanding its service offerings and capabilities. EX Engineering’s portfolio, distinguished by market-leading solutions to meet hazardous area equipment needs across several industries, complements IPD’s existing services and aligns with our long-term growth strategy.
“We are thrilled to welcome EX Engineering to the IPD Group family,” said Michael Sainsbury, CEO of IPD Group. “Using IPD’s national sales force and footprint, we will be able to expand the successful EX Engineering model across Australia from its current base in WA. We look forward to working with Warwick and Jenni Greville as well as the rest of the EX Engineering team to grow the business to its full potential”.
EX Engineering’s management team will remain in their current roles and will continue to oversee the operations. “We are excited by the prospect of expanding the EX Engineering business with the resources and assistance of the broader IPD team,” said Warwick and Jenni Greville, the founders of EX Engineering. ”We are pleased our mission to expand this business across Australia can now be achieved in a much faster timeframe”.
With this move, IPD Group reiterates its commitment to offering innovative solutions and maintaining its position at the forefront of the electrical industry.
About Hazardous Area Equipment
Electrical equipment used in hazardous areas is characterised by the risk of fires or explosions from flammable gasses or dusts. The testing and certification of equipment, services, and competence of individuals utilising Ex equipment is governed by the IECEx System (International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres). More information can be found on the IECEx website.