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Founded in 1960 and now in its third generation of family ownership. Here are just some of our highlights.
Industrial Precision Equipment (now Ipeco) is founded by Allan Johnson as a sub-contract machining and fabrication company.
Following a report which cited a problem with pilot fatigue caused by uncomfortable seating, the Company seizes the opportunity to diversify into the design and manufacture of aircraft crew seats.
Ipeco develop a it's first pilot seat. The first seats went onto a Fokker F28, some of which are still flying.
Ipeco is awarded a contract to retrofit pilot seats for Lufthansa B707 / B727 fleet.
Ipeco is selected by Gulfstream to provide pilot seats for the GII aircraft.
Boeing selects Ipeco to provide pilot seats for the new Boeing 757-200. The first airline to take delivery is Eastern Airways.
Lockheed Martin chooses Ipeco crew seats for its C-130 programme.
Ipeco is a market leader in crew seating for commercial aircraft and is the chosen supplier for pilot seats on all Boeing commercial aircraft platforms.
Ipeco acquires Benson Lund (cabin interiors).
Ipeco is awarded its first Queen's Award for export achievement.
Ipeco acquires Polymeric (composites).
The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Ipeco is selected to supply pilot and observer seating for the B747-400 aircraft.
Ipeco acquires Pulse Electronics.
Ipeco acquires AMC (galley inserts).
Ipeco is brought back into family ownership. Steve Johnson, the grandson of Allan and the son of Chris, took over the position of CEO.
Ipeco develops executive jet passenger seating for business aircraft. Cessna becomes the launch customer, shortly followed by Hawker Beechcraft.
Ipeco is selected to provide pilot seats for the Boeing C-17 programme and continues to supply crew seating for Lockheed Martin C-130 aircraft variants.
Ipeco is selected to supply pilot and observer seating for the B787 aircraft.
Ipeco is selected by Bombardier to supply executive jet passenger seating for the CL300 business jet.
To complement its existing galley insert product range, Ipeco is selected as one of three suppliers for the A350XWB programme and develops a new product portfolio.
Ipeco continues to provide executive passenger seating to Bombardier for the new CL350 aircraft.
Ipeco is selected to supply pilot, observer and flight attendant crew seating for the new Embraer E-Jet E2 family of jet airliners.
Ipeco establish a new distribution centre in Hong Kong.
The Ipeco ARINC size 4 microwave is selected by Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.
Ipeco is selected by Boeing to supply pilot and observer seats for the new B777X family of aircraft.
Ipeco is selected by Boeing to design and manufacture a High Comfort Attendant Seat (HCAS) for the next generation B777X.
Ipeco Singapore Pte Ltd established as a new customer service base for South- East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Islands.
Emirates selects the latest Ipeco microwave oven galley insert for for its newest Boeing 777X fleet.
Airbus select High-Comfort Cabin Attendant Seat (HCCAS) for A321neo, 330neo and 350neo aircraft.
Ipeco announces expansion programme with a new 130,000 ft2 facility on Southend Airport Business Park.
Ipeco acquires hs2 engineering.
Qatar Airways selects the new Ipeco microwave oven and fridge for Boeing 787-9 and 777-9 fleets.
Bombardier extends executive jet passenger seating contract.
Ipeco Inc secures new premises in Kent, Washington, to further strengthen support to the Boeing final assembly lines at Renton and Everett.
The Royal Canadian Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus C295 FWSAR Aircraft. The aircraft features Ipeco pilot, operator and crew station seating.
Ipeco is pleased to announce that it has received an award from Airbus for Excellent Customer Support.
Ipeco is pleased to announce that it has received the Supplier of the Year award from Embraer.
A significant milestone is achieved with the manufacture of Ipeco seat serial no. 100,000, a model '453' executive passenger seat for Bombardier CL350.
Ipeco delivers first executive passenger seats for the King Air 350.
Ipeco delivers first executive passenger seats for the CJ4 aircraft.
Ipeco selected by Antonov for pilot and operator seats to be installed on five of their An124-100 and An225 Mryia (the heaviest aircraft ever built with the largest wingspan).
Ipeco awarded contract to develop new passenger seats for the Dornier Seastar.
High Comfort Attendant Seat (HCAS) secures Boeing 777-9 certification.
Textron extends executive jet seating contract.
Ipeco acquire OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd ('OTM').
Ipeco establish a new customer service centre in Beijing.
Ipeco received the keys to its brand-new 130,000ft2 manufacturing facility, located on Southend Airport Business Park.
Starlux, a new airline from Taipei, Taiwan, takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo aircraft, complete with Ipeco microwave ovens. In total, Ipeco will be supplying microwaves for 8 x A330neos and 15 x A350 aircraft, that Starlux has ordered from Airbus.
Ipeco delivers first executive passenger seats for the Bombardier CL3500 aircraft.
New ARINC size 1 Beverage Maker achieves Airbus Certification.
Ipeco proudly sponsor and support Havens Hospices with the logistics for their 2023 ‘Herd in the City’ fundraising art trail.
Ipeco announce expansion plans to build a second state-of-the-art facility on the new Airport Business Park. Due for completion 2024.
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