IPP is your one-stop solution for all things process plants and equipment

International Process Plants (IPP) is a global leader in process plants and equipment. We help industries around the world save time and money by simplifying plant and process transitions.

Simply put, we buy plants and then sell the equipment in those plants.

We sell plant equipment either as a complete plant or as individual pieces of equipment. We also sell new equipment. With each transaction, we aim to further a reputation built on 46 years of service and more than 160,000 satisfied customers.

We are committed to providing immediate solutions to some of the most complicated decisions businesses must make. We are proud to be recognized as a global leader in the industry because we understand and deliver what’s important to our customers and our communities:

  • We save our customers time.
  • We save our customers money.
  • We understand the complexities of the process plant industry. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality solutions and services.

  • We have won the respect of customers around the world.
  • We focus on efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
  • We ship our new and used equipment fast.
  • We rebuild communities.
IPP Leadership

How does IPP delivers on price, quality and service?

We save our customers time and money, and you get it all with us: delivery time, quality and price.
You never have to choose with IPP.

IPP Locations

International Process Plants (IPP) has built a reputation over 46 years with more than 160,000 customers as a trusted solutions provider. With offices today in 15 countries, our experienced team is never far away.

  • Brazil
  • Canada

  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

To learn more about International Process Plants, flip through our corporate overview below, or download the pdf here.

A legacy of hustle

How the Gales shaped their lasting impact on an industry


The two boys, no more than 5 and 8 at the time, learned about business early. How to work as partners. How to approach people. The value of everything. And, of course, how to hustle.

First it was on Miami Beach during visits to their grandmother in the late 1950s. Together, they worked the sand, collecting soda bottles they could return for 2- cent deposits. A larger nickel bottle was a home run. Some bottles were found; most were earned.

“You’re going to these people on their blankets, and they have empty bottles,” Ron Gale remembers. “So you just ask them, ‘Do you want us to take them?’ And let’s say you see a teenage guy who’s there with a girl on a blanket. Well, who’s going to say no to two little kids trying to make some money?”

The brothers Gale, Ron and Jan, might not have realized it at the time, but they were planting seeds under the South Florida sun that would grow into a series of businesses.


The IPP Group has a solution that’s right for you and your business

International Process Plants has grown over the years into the IPP Group, a family of companies that delivers solutions for its partners.

“We are all about providing customers the options they want and need, and our close collaboration as a valued growth partner of our clients means no one understands those needs like we do,” says Ross Gale, Vice President of the IPP Group. “If we can provide choices on new or used equipment and still deliver the service and expertise built across nearly a half century, we know the market will respond.”

Our president explains the IPP difference

The IPP Group

Our family of companies can address your needs and help your business grow

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For 30 years, UGE has supplied reglassed and new glass-lined steel equipment and parts and services to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries globally. UGE’s global footprint and significant capacity ensures quick delivery and competitive prices in the global marketplace.

Universal Turbomachinery Equipment specializes in upgrading centrifugal compressors and steam turbines to enhance performance and efficiency, offering a fast ROI.

Universal Vortex

UVI delivers energy-efficient gas processing solutions for the natural gas, CNG and LNG industries, based on its core non-freeze pressure reduction technology. The UVI Vortex Tube technology is a patented solution requiring no moving parts or external energy in pressure reduction or gas heating/cooling.