To support the international and domestic development community by providing reliable supply chain solutions with the highest level of customer service.
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USA International Procurement Agency Inc. strives to be a reliable partner to the international development community by offering a value-added total solution for their supply chain management needs, including procurement and global logistics. From needs assessment to after-sales support, IPA creates and manages the supply chain, providing the best value for money solutions. Through our experience and expertise, we are able and committed to delivering cost-effective strategic solutions to support our client’s goals.
In 1987, USA IPA first opened in Crofton, MD as an independently operated affiliate of IPA Netherlands (est. 1981). Originally, IPA provided relief and development goods and international logistics to support emergency and ongoing humanitarian aid efforts abroad. The initial client base was comprised of U.S. based non-profit and federal government agencies serving missions internationally. In 1993, the U.S. Office relocated to Canton, OH where it has remained ever since.
As the company grew and new technology was developed, IPA’s role and core activities began to evolve. IPA began supporting the day-to-day operations of field offices and added IT equipment to the list of most commonly supplied items, more so than direct humanitarian aid efforts. In 2010, IPA added permanent representation in Washington, DC to support the growing list of clientele located in the city. That same year, USA IPA opened an onsite warehouse at the Canton location of over 3000 sq. ft. The onsite warehouse offers an increased level of pre-shipment services to clients including inventory control, asset management, stock, consolidation and specialized export packaging. This unique approach allows our staff to be hands-on and completely knowledgeable about every detail of the project.
With new management in place, the focus of IPA’s efforts began to shift from sourcing agent and project supply, to a value-added partner. In order to support this shift, IPA began to expand its partnerships in order to better serve its clients. A few examples of these partnerships would be IPA’s distributorship for RockBuster International, a mobile drill rig manufacturer and the sponsorship of the NetHope (a non-profit consortium) Annual Summit meetings, to which IPA also donates logistical services. As long-time member of the aid and development community, IPA seeks opportunities to support and give back to those working in the field. Through the addition of the DC representation, local warehouse and numerous manufacturer partnerships, IPA is now able to offer a wider variety of value-added services.