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 more comfortable and ergonomic pilot seat for commercial aircraft platforms which is bought by Fokker.
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 acquires Pulse Electronics.
Ipeco acquires AMC (galley inserts).
Ipeco is brought back into family ownership.
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 airplane.
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 125,000 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 seating contract.
New 130,000 ft2 manufacturing facility nears completion.
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