Inverter Drive Systems Ltd Celebrate 20 Years: Founded in 1999 by Manging Director, Blaise Ford, Inverter Drive Systems Ltd (IDS) are celebrating 20 years!
Focusing solely on inverter technology, East Midlands company IDS, specify, supply, install, commission, repair, upgrade, hire and service inverters.
With solid foundations in the family run engineering company Wilson Ford Ltd, Blaise Ford set up IDS becoming an ABB Drives Distributor. To this day, IDS are proud to be an ABB Value Provider (VP) for Variable Speed Drives (inverters).
Inverter Drive Systems Ltd Celebrate 20 Years
So, IDS are also celebrating 20 years as an ABB partner, currently called a Value Provider (VP), which means IDS are authorised to sell, support and service ABB inverters and are authorised to carry out warranty support activities for ABB. Having worked closely with the multinational, engineering giant for the past 20 years, here is what ABB have to say about the 20-year long relationship:
“I have known Blaise since his days at Wilson Ford and I am proud to have been associated with IDS for the past 20 years. Our Drives Value Providers are a key route to market for ABB and they truly add value for our customers, today and in the future. I wish all at IDS continued success for the future and thank them for their loyalty to ABB Drives over the past two decades.”
Steve Ruddell – Head of Global Markets – ABB Motion
“I have known Blaise Ford for almost 25 years prior to him setting up IDS. It has been great to watch IDS grow and expand over the years, to see their customer offering develop in every area from customer training in their purpose-built training room, to their field service from their fleet of fully equipped customer service vehicles. IDS are a customer focussed and innovative organisation with professional and skilled field engineers.”
Steve Hughes – Digital Lead – ABB Motion
“It’s a great achievement for IDS to celebrate 20 years in business. Over the past year when I have been working closely with IDS it is very obvious that the past 20 years have been used wisely and the experience shows in the work they do. IDS truly embody the values of the ABB Value Provider program. Thank you for being such a good partner and good luck for the next 20 years!”
Rory Hamilton – UK Channel Manager – ABB Drives
IDS Managing Director, Blaise Ford comments: “ABB manufacture World Class products, the technical back up is brilliant and they are all genuinely nice people to deal with. Working with ABB inverters for 20+ years it has been staggering to witness how far inverter technology has come in that time. Whilst the footprint of inverters has got smaller, ABB inverter technology has evolved far beyond simple motor speed control. The support we have received from ABB over the years has enabled us to grow, not just in business size but skills and knowledge too. I am looking forward to seeing how the technology continues to evolve over the next 20 years.”
The IDS Difference
Inverters can save vast amounts of energy and drastically improve process control. IDS have been responsible for many innovative inverter uses. Innovations like the ground-breaking Reactive Pump Controller (RPC) which controls the thickness of sludge at source. An innovation involving ancient technology Archimedes’ Screws, which achieves real energy saving results which were previously thought impossible and the innovative duct velocity control for extract fans a process IDS call Delta-P.
Speaking about these innovations, Blaise Ford comments: “By applying ABB inverter technology, we control processes, enabling our clients to gain more valuable data, to enable plant operations to be streamlined, reduce downtime and of course inverters can be used to save a considerable amount of energy. We are always keen to work with clients, understand their site, their applications and their challenges, working with them to provide a bespoke solution that works for them. The customer is central to everything we do at IDS and it is in large thanks to them that we have been and will continue to be so successful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every member of the IDS team, both past and present, each have contributed to the success of the last 20 years.”