FAQs2024-05-28T16:54:25+00:00

FAQs

What does IPP do?2024-02-26T07:42:21+00:00

IPP buys complete process plant sites, complete process and equipment systems as well as major pieces of equipment. We buy plants and equipment from major manufacturers that are restructuring their businesses, in many cases saving buyers and sellers time and money. Our work transforms industry economics and restores communities.

How many customers do you have?2024-02-12T15:57:45+00:00

IPP has been delivering solutions to clients for more than 46 years, building a loyal base of more than 160,000 customers worldwide.

How have you been so successful for so long?2024-02-26T07:42:51+00:00

We provide a high level of service to our customers, helping them solve their problems and attain their growth and profit goals.

What types of assets do you buy?2024-02-26T07:43:11+00:00

We purchase entire idled plant sites, process units or equipment systems within a site. We can purchase the complete plant with land, buildings, equipment and intellectual property. We even take on environmental remediation obligations at times.

What motivates a company to sell a plant?2024-02-26T07:43:30+00:00

The opportunity to see an immediate impact on the bottom line and eliminate project or carrying costs are common reasons. Finding a buyer for a site can take significant time and money. IPP allows sellers to obtain financial benefits and recoup management resources to better focus on their core businesses, as opposed to trying to sell idle assets.

What benefits does a company get when it sells processing equipment?2024-02-26T07:43:41+00:00

We offer sellers a streamlined and convenient path to selling a complete plant and all of its related overhead issues in one transaction. Closing plants, decontaminating, recovering the value of some assets and demolishing the rest can take four or more years, and there’s enormous carrying costs and management time required. We come in, write a check, buy the plant and bring in our customers to make different products or redevelop the site while redeploying assets elsewhere for their highest and best value. When sellers deal with us, they are able to cut four years out of managing a project and concentrate instead on their core business. They are happy to walk away with money for projects that, at the end of four years usually would have cost a lot more money and could have been an unpleasant experience – and where revenue would have been less.

What do you sell?2024-02-12T16:02:08+00:00

We’ll sell an entire plant, a specific process or pieces of new and used equipment. We currently have a portfolio of 17 complete plant sites, 110 complete plants for relocation and more than 15,000 pieces of equipment systems and high-quality major equipment ready to ship.

Where are your plants?2024-02-12T15:59:21+00:00

We own 17 plant sites all over the world.

Where is your inventory?2024-02-12T15:59:30+00:00

We have three main equipment warehouses – in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Our Eastover, South Carolina, plant and workshop sits on a 200-acre site and holds more than 6,000 major pieces of equipment and systems. We can inspect, paint, clean and even video test runs of products you are considering. We want our customers to have the most confident buying experience possible.

Who sells to you?2024-02-26T07:43:00+00:00

Typically 95% of the companies that sell to us are Fortune 100 & 500 companies. We occasionally purchase assets in distressed situations from smaller manufacturers.

What type of plants and processes?2024-02-26T07:43:21+00:00

The most common are chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, fine/specialty chemical, agrichemical/fertilizers, plastics/polymers, steel, oil/gas, food processing, power generation, paper and metals processing/refining.

Who buys from you?2024-02-12T16:00:14+00:00

Mostly small and midsize companies that are entrepreneurial in nature. These companies understand our value proposition.

What are the benefits for companies buying used plants?2024-02-12T16:00:27+00:00

Buying a complete plant for relocation will save a company about 70% of the new equipment and engineering cost and 50% of the project lead time. Most of our customers would not be able to justify the cost of a new plant or an expansion. They also might not have the time to wait for construction in either scenario. Our value proposition is that we provide opportunities and solutions to our buyers.

What about used equipment? Where do you get it?2024-02-12T16:00:54+00:00

About 98% of our used equipment comes from plant-type liquidations in which we are required to not sell the systems or plants as a whole back into the marketplace. Our inventories come from those pieces that didn’t sell at the site but still have great value.

How does shipping work?2024-02-12T16:01:04+00:00

We offer several options for shipping, including internationally. Should the customer choose, they can arrange their own shipping.

Is IPP a broker?2024-02-12T16:01:22+00:00

No, we’re not a broker. We buy for our own account. We actually only sell what we own.

What do you sell?2024-02-13T05:39:30+00:00

We’ll sell an entire plant, a specific process or pieces of new and used equipment. We currently have a portfolio of 17 complete plant sites, 110 complete plants for relocation and more than 15,000 pieces of equipment systems and high-quality major equipment ready to ship.

What type of plants and processes?2024-02-13T05:39:46+00:00

The most common are chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, fine/specialty chemical, agrichemical/fertilizers, plastics/polymers, steel, oil/gas, food processing, power generation, paper and metals processing/refining.

Where is your inventory?2024-02-13T05:40:00+00:00

We have three main equipment warehouses – in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Our Eastover, South Carolina, plant and workshop sits on a 200-acre site and holds more than 6,000 major pieces of equipment and systems. We can inspect, paint, clean and even video test runs of products you are considering. We want our customers to have the most confident buying experience possible.

Where are your plant sites?2024-06-08T15:15:17+00:00

Our 18 plant sites are all over the world.

How many customers do you have?2024-02-26T07:42:34+00:00

IPP has been delivering solutions to clients for more than 46 years, building a loyal base of more than 160,000 customers worldwide.

How have you been so successful for so long?2024-02-13T05:40:40+00:00

We provide a high level of service to our customers, helping them solve their problems and attain their growth and profit goals.

Who buys from you?2024-02-13T05:40:54+00:00

Mostly small and midsize companies that are entrepreneurial in nature. These companies understand our value proposition.

What are the benefits for companies buying used plants?2024-02-13T05:41:10+00:00

Buying a complete plant for relocation will save a company about 70% of the new equipment and engineering cost and 50% of the project lead time. Most of our customers would not be able to justify the cost of a new plant or an expansion. They also might not have the time to wait for construction in either scenario. Our value proposition is that we provide opportunities and solutions to our buyers.

What about used equipment? Where do you get it?2024-02-13T05:41:25+00:00

About 98% of our used equipment comes from plant-type liquidations in which we are required to not sell the systems or plants as a whole back into the marketplace. Our inventories come from those pieces that didn’t sell at the site but still have great value.

How does shipping work?2024-02-13T05:41:39+00:00

We offer several options for shipping, including internationally. Should the customer choose, they can arrange their own shipping.

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