HOW INFERIOR PARTS BUILD RISK INTO YOUR FLEET

Equipment fleet owners should be taking a longer term approach to risk management especially so when exploring alternatives to OEM spares. IPD Parts stand shoulder-to-shoulder with OEM parts in terms of quality but are a more cost-competitive option.

Complete IPD valve train components.

Complete IPD valve train components.

HOW INFERIOR PARTS BUILD RISK INTO YOUR FLEET

While the rising cost of OEM spares has led many diesel engine owners to explore alternatives, it is vital that their choice of alternative engine parts does not burden their businesses with unmanageable risk.

“It would be short-sighted to install parts which have no proven reputation or track record in the market,” says Kim Fox of IPD Parts SA, which supplies quality, engineered aftermarket parts. “Where a company tries to save costs upfront on spares without due diligence with regards to quality and durability, it may be building unsustainably high levels of risk into its equipment fleet.”

By taking a longer term approach to risk management, equipment owners can benefit from the cost effectiveness of IPD parts, which stand shoulder-to-shoulder with OEM parts in terms of quality, says Fox.

 

Complete IPD valve train components.
Complete IPD valve train components.
Complete engine overhaul gasket set with individual packaging for the different components.
Complete engine overhaul gasket set with individual packaging for the different components.

Even under demanding economic conditions, businesses need to focus on the revenue-generating potential of their equipment and on building customer trust.

“This means prioritising optimal machine performance and guarding against the risk of unplanned downtime or catastrophic failure,” she says. “This can be achieved with an informed choice of competitively priced parts that have been well proven across the globe for many decades.”

IPD Parts, established in 1955 in the USA, designs and engineers its own range of aftermarket engine parts including pistons, valves, bearings, conrods and gaskets. These designs even offer improvements on the OEM part, and are extensively tested before release.

Manufacturing takes place at a number of advanced facilities worldwide, in line with ISO 9001:2015 standards. Among the company’s pioneered innovations has been the ‘one box’ gasket set, considerably simplifying the work of the engine assembler.

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