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Inverter Drive Systems Ltd

IDS are ABB Inverter specialists. We specify, install, commission, repair, service and hire variable speed drives.


Inverter Drive Systems Ltd was founded as an ABB Drives Distributor in 1999 by Blaise Ford, and grew to be one of the UK’s largest ABB Inverter Drives Alliance Partners (now ABB VP). As a business, Inverter Drive Systems Ltd are focused on selecting, supplying, installing, commissioning, repairing, optimising and servicing ABB inverters.

We... Specify, Install, Commission, Service, Repair and Hire, ABB Inverters

IDS has been an ABB inverter partner since 1994 providing complete support and backup to ABB’s market leading products. We are proud to be an ABB VP (Value Provider).

About IDS

Inverter Drive Systems Ltd has its origins in Wilson Ford Ltd from Nottingham, who, under the guidance of Blaise Ford, started as an ABB inverter distributor in 1994.  In 1999, IDS was established in Wilford, Nottingham where the company flourished. In 2010, IDS moved into a new industrial unit on Quarry Hill Industrial Estate near Ilkeston, Derbyshire. This is on the old Stanton Staveley iron works site and is the home of IDS today.

We have a loyal team, with 4 of them originating from the old Wilson Ford days. Nowadays we are 19 strong comprising 9 engineers, 4 in technical sales and 6 who run the business in the office.

Inverters are a technical product so we offer our customers genuine 24/7 support on technical issues, stock access and breakdowns, as well as one of the largest ABB hire drive ranges in the UK.

We pride ourselves in applying our knowledge and experience of inverters to our customers’ applications to save energy, improve systems or reduce wear and tear. We carry out free energy efficiency motor surveys to identify inverter applications, quantify the potential savings, recommend solutions including the control systems and give a turnkey installation price. This energy efficiency report shows the savings you will make, and the time it will take to pay back the capital spent and the projected savings you will continue to make year on year.

For all enquiries about Inverter Drive Systems Ltd (IDS), ABB Inverters and motors or our services please call 0115 944 1036 or email [email protected]

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Whether you want to explore better process control, discover just how much energy can be saved with inverter technology or if you have a non-urgent technical query, please complete the form and one of our engineers will be in touch soon.

Alternatively, call 0115 944 1036  for 24/7 breakdown support or email [email protected]

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