TVH, a global player in the field of material handling, has acquired the main activity of IPS France. This concerns the distribution in France of parts and batteries for aerial work platforms.
The parts activity for France and the French Overseas Departments and Territories were immediately integrated within the activities of TVH France SASU. With this acquisition TVH reinforces its activity on the aerial work platform parts market.
IPS France (Indépendent Pièces et Service SARL) was founded in 2006 in Abzac, Bordeaux and is a subsidiary of IAPS Group. This UK-based group is active in the distribution of parts for and the maintenance of aerial work platforms. Now that TVH has taken over the parts distribution of IPS, IPS France will continue its other activity, the distribution of aerial work platforms, under a different name.
To make the transition for existing IPS customers as smooth as possible, TVH integrated all IPS references and corresponding cross-references into its own system. In addition the company also took over the history of the orders and the already existing offers. IPS’ communication channels such as mail, phone, fax and website forward directly to TVH’s sales department.
The acquisition of IPS allows TVH to further expand its broad range of aerial work platforms parts and strengthen its position on the French market. The former IPS customers can now contact TVH’s specialised sales team at the main head office in Waregem. Furthermore, they now also have access to the MyTotalSource webshop.
"With the acquisition of IPS, TVH continues its strategy to grow and to be a true one-stop shop in the field of aerial work platform parts. It allows us to offer our customers a complete package with the best service they can expect from TVH," said Kristof Bolle, director sales industrial equipment parts & accessories at TVH.