Ideal Systems Acquires IPK Broadcast Systems


SIN: Ideal Systems has acquired Singapore-based IPK Broadcast Systems, a premier systems integrator, distributor and supplier of broadcast, audio-visual and communications equipment.

The acquisition will see the staff and daily operations of IPK move to Ideal Systems new larger Singapore offices by November 1.

Established in 1982, IPK Broadcast Systems has built up a highly successful business and excellent reputation providing technology solutions for the radio, television and multimedia industries in the ASEAN region. After the move on November 1, Peter Tang and Tan Kim Poh, who have run IPK since 1999 will remain for a period of time as advisors to Ideal Systems to ensure a smooth transition of IPK's business and to ensure there is no disconnect or disruption to the sales, marketing and support services for IPK's existing customers, while key IPK staff will join the Ideal team in Singapore.

"This is a highly strategic deal for Ideal Systems in South East Asia as it consolidates our position as the leading Broadcast Systems integrator in Singapore while creating value by catalysing the growth of our new commercial A/V division across the region. We gain some fantastic new experienced staff right when we need them and also get access to a number of new technologies which will allow us serve existing customers better and provides us with some new products, customers and services," said Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO of Ideal Systems South East Asia.

"We have enjoyed running IPK and keeping it profitable over the years and debt-free and are delighted that Ideal Systems are incorporating it into their business, with fourteen offices across Asia, Ideal's larger regional reach will provide stronger support for our existing customers, and with their better economies of scale will provide more opportunities to grow the business further," said Peter Tang, MD of IPK Broadcast Systems.

Pictured: Top (L-R) Peter Tang (IPK); Fintan Mc Kiernan (Ideal Systems); Tan Kim Poh (IPK). Bottom - Ideal Systems and IPK team.

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