IPD becomes ABB Australia low voltage motors Master Distributor

IPD becomes ABB Australia low voltage motors Master Distributor

  • Leading Australian automation and electrical distributor IPD has signed a contract to become ABB Australia's low voltage motors Master Distributor, effective June 1, 2024.
  • The new agreement will enable faster delivery and customer service for ABB low voltage motors in the Australian market. This will enhance customer experience via IPD's increased local stock level availability and improved logistic capabilities.
  • IPD has been a valued ABB Channel Partner since 2019.
  • A market-leading ASX-listed company, IPD has been distributing products and services to the Australian electrical market for over 71 years.

ABB's Motion Business in Australia has signed a contract with IPD, a leading Australian automation and electrical distributor. IPD will become ABB's national Low Voltage Motors Master Distributor, effective from June 1, 2024.

IPD is a market-leading ASX-listed company with over 71 years of experience in power distribution, energy management, power quality, automation, industrial control, industrial communications, renewables, and safety and hazardous area equipment. The company has a team of highly skilled experts supporting industries including power generation, commercial buildings, food and beverage, water and wastewater distribution and operations, infrastructure, and sports and leisure facilities. IPD has been a valued ABB Channel Partner since 2019.

The Master Distributor agreement will enable improved ABB low voltage motor distribution for new and existing customers, thanks to the increased national stock levels of these products which will be held by IPD in their facilities across the country. This will expedite logistics resulting in an overall better customer experience. 

As part of the new arrangement ABB Australia's local motors division will continue to provide support with implementing industry-leading solutions and providing domain expertise.

"I am thrilled to collaborate with IPD to enhance the range and availability of motors in the Australian market."

Rory Paltridge, Local Division Manager for Motors at ABB Australia said, "I am thrilled to collaborate with IPD to enhance the range and availability of motors in the Australian market. We are always looking to innovate and adapt to accommodate the ever-evolving nature of the industries we support.  By combining the strengths and expertise of both our organisations, we will better serve our customers and partners."

"This strategic agreement is a testament to our partnership with ABB Australia [and] our commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience."

Michael Sainsbury, Executive Director and CEO of IPD adds, "This strategic agreement is a testament to our partnership with ABB Australia, our commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience via our local stock holdings in warehouses across Australia, and our logistics capabilities.

We are excited to expand our extensive product portfolio with the ABB motor range with its ability to provide an energy efficient solution, a reduction in CO2 emissions and cost savings around energy usage. "

  • The first shipment of ABB motors rolling into IPD's Wetherill Park, New South Wales location.
  • The first major shipment of ABB motors reached IPD in May 2024.
  • Newly delivered ABB Low Voltage Motors stock, now ready to ship from IPD’s warehouse in New South Wales.
  • An excited and ambitious IPD team.
  • High stock availability at IPD's Distribution Centre in New South Wales, ready to be rapidly dispatched to support customer orders.
  • IPD’s extensive logistic capabilities, at their Central Distribution Centre in New South Wales.
  • IPD’s Manufacturing Facility located in New South Wales.
  • (L-R): R. Narayanan, Group Senior Vice President and Head of ABB Motion, Asia; Michael Sainsbury, Executive Director & CEO, IPD; Rory Paltridge, Local Division Manager for Motors, ABB Australia; Jason Boschetti, Chief Financial Officer, IPD.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on over 140 years of excellence, ABB’s more than 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com  

ABB Motion, a global leader in motors and drives, is at the core of accelerating a more productive and sustainable future. We innovate and push the boundaries of technology to contribute to energy efficient, decarbonizing and circular solutions for customers, industries and societies. With our digitally enabled drives, motors and services our customers and partners achieve better performance, safety and reliability. We deliver the optimal motor driven solutions for a wide range of applications in all industrial segments. Building on over 140 years of domain expertise in electric powertrains, our more than 22,000 employees across 100 countries learn and improve every day. go.abb/motion 

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