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IPP is your path to effortless plant sales and profitable outcomes

With a rich legacy spanning nearly half a century, International Process Plants (IPP) has earned its reputation as a global solutions provider in process plants and equipment. Renowned for saving partners both time and money, IPP is well-versed in the dynamics of buying and selling within the industry – experience that has served more than 160,000 satisfied customers over the years.

Selling Complete Process Plants


Selling Complete Process Plants


Using IPP is simpler, quicker, and more
cost-effective than selling on your own.

IPP has been in business for nearly five decades and has over 160,000 customers across the globe.

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Using IPP is simpler, quicker, and more
cost-effective than selling on your own.

IPP has been in business for nearly five decades and has over 160,000 customers across the globe.

IPP is well-versed in the dynamics of buying and selling within the industry

Selling complete process plants independently can be especially daunting. It demands significant time and energy and is often rife with challenges that can derail progress at every turn. An experienced partner can be your lifeline, leading every step of the process, overcoming unforeseen issues and managing tasks such as researching advertising strategies, identifying target markets, creating sales materials, handling inquiries and negotiating contracts – all responsibilities that divert valuable resources that could be better allocated elsewhere in your operation.

Choosing IPP as your partner streamlines this process. We are experienced and trusted in all areas of plant sales and removing process lines from production.

Our promise is simple: IPP will save you time, money and headaches, allowing you to focus on critical areas of your operation, while also realizing a boost to your bottom line in one transaction.


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 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.

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.

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.

the 7 best things about working with International Process Plants

As Ron Gale, our president says, “IPP has a unique ability to take our client’s vision for the future and help them implement it using our existing portfolio of plant sites, complete process units and equipment systems. All this offers a material competitive advantage while also participating in the circular economy.” In addition to our owned assets we will use our global network to fill your needs at no charge.
IPP has been serving our clients for 46 years, expanding from the United States to Europe, India, China and beyond. Today, we have offices in the United States, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. And even if we’re not in your country, we’re nearby.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, IPP is here for you. For companies looking to sell idled plants, we make a typical four- to five-year process disappear. Gone is a selling process described by clients as a Byzantine maze of details and costs they never anticipated. And buyers of plants can expect to get production up and running in half the time of building new.
Again, we’re here to help sellers and buyers alike. Sellers are able to quickly sell assets to IPP – either entire plants or individual process plant items – and get cash on hand. IPP will manage each step of the process, develop sales materials and identify potential buyers. Buyers can expect to save at least 50% on the cost of proven, reliable equipment.

In response to demand for popular but scarce used equipment, we now manufacture new process equipment. As Ross Gale, Vice President of IPP Group, said, “We’re all about providing customers options they want and need, and we understand the market wants quick delivery of quality equipment at the right price.” IPP’s new product lines includes cGMP, National Board U-stamped 316L Stainless Steel and Hastelloy reactors in 2000-, 4000- and 6000-gallon capacities, as well as glass-lined reactors in all sizes. Shipping times for those items are as little as 0-12 weeks. In addition, IPP sells fully custom-built reactors, heat exchangers, centrifuges, dryers, filters, filter-dryers, mixer/granulators and more. These pieces can be fabricated and delivered in 8-28 weeks. We also can reverse the paradigm for expedited delivery since we’ve begun contracting with major fabricators to build units for our stock. Now, if a customer needs something that is not in stock or not being manufactured, we can move our customers’ orders to the front of the manufacturing line before building up our stock, saving our customers significant time.

IPP is immensely proud of our work transforming former plant sites into community centerpieces. Where these sites once were abandoned or left to fall into disrepair, IPP removes and remarkets equipment, handles all demolition and environmental remediation and prepares the sites for new life and new job opportunities. This flips the script for communities that experienced a blow to their local economies by bringing new businesses and new energy back to the area.
IPP is a solutions business. We make it easy for our clients when we purchase closed or idle manufacturing facilities. We purchase the real estate, buildings, production systems and available intellectual assets. We then repopulate those assets into their highest and best uses as manufacturing sites using the existing infrastructure. This is a win-win-win for sellers, buyers and communities, solving problems for all three groups.

Why customers choose Gale Process Solutions for their equipment needs

At the IPP Group and Gale Process Solutions, we understand the complexities of the process plant industry. Our experts provide the highest quality solutions and services, and have new options when you can locate hard-to-find used equipment.

As with IPP, Gale Process Solutions remains focused on efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. These fundamentals have helped numerous clients streamline their operations and achieve remarkable savings. Put simply, we save our clients time and money.


We are solutions obsessed

Our team is driven by a passion to find tailored solutions to your unique challenges, whether you’re looking to buy new or used. We collaborate closely with you to understand your needs and develop customized strategies that work.

For companies considering selling a plant, we eliminate four or five years of carrying costs, decontaminating costs and demolition expenses. We’ll even assume long-term environmental obligations. Companies will see an immediate impact on their bottom line.

For companies looking to buy complete plants for relocation, for example, IPP can get you up and running in about half the project lead time while saving you 70% of the new equipment and engineering cost.

We are service driven

Customer satisfaction is at the core of everything we do. Our dedicated support team is available around the clock to ensure your processes run smoothly. It’s no mistake that IPP has built relationships with more than 160,000 clients around the world.

We have a proven track record

With a deep history in the industry, we bring a track record of success and helping our partners grow. Our long-standing partnerships with satisfied clients speak volumes about our expertise and commitment.

We never stop looking for the solutions you need

When our customers shared their challenges locating hard-to-find equipment – and shipping delays they were encountering elsewhere – we created Gale Process Solutions. GPS is a new subsidiary that sells new process equipment, providing a constant supply of the most popular as well as custom process equipment.

But that’s not all. Nearly three decades ago, we created Universal Glasteel Equipment. We’ll reglass your process equipment or sell you new, reglassed or good used glass-lined equipment from our own inventory.

Bottom line: We have the solutions to save you time and money!


We are truly worldwide

We own 17 complete plant sites across the globe and more than 15,000 process systems and individual pieces of equipment at warehouses in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Today, IPP maintains offices in 14 countries.

Our president explains the IPP difference

IPP By The Numbers

International Process Plants is a global buyer and seller of process plants and equipment in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, industrial chemical, fine/specialty chemical, agrichemical/fertilizer, gas/oil, plastics/polymers, steel, artificial fibers, power generation, food processing, paper, metals processing/refining and alternative fuels industries.

Complete Process Plants
Complete Process Sites
Equipment Systems

IPP has strategically placed, company-owned equipment warehouses and workshops in South Carolina USA, the United Kingdom and Germany to solve your equipment needs on time and cost-effectively.

Customers choose IPP when looking to save significant time and capital on their projects.