Solarglide become an Approved Supplier and Associate Member of IMPA

Who are IMPA?

IMPA is the leading association for marine purchasing and supply professionals.

The Association was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry voice to represent the interests of the purchasing profession within shipping, and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier. Ship owners, operators and managers account for full and Corporate members (purchasers) and manufacturers and ship suppliers make up Associate members (suppliers).

What this means for our customers…

As a member of IMPA, clients can rest assured that our procurement practices have been thoroughly checked and vetted to ensure they meet IMPA standards.  We now have uninhibited access to a greatly increased industry contact base, in the marine supply chain through the IMPA Member network, IMPA events and IMPA Ambassadors.  Our clients will benefit from our increased supply chain network, which has put us in the enviable position, of being better able to fulfil client needs and requirements.

The Benefits of IMPA Membership

IMPA represents close to 1,000 members across 86 countries worldwide, including ship owners, ship operators, ship managers, purchasers, manufacturers and ship suppliers.

IMPA membership provides critical value in two ways; the first is by offering a range of tangible membership benefits that can be quantified in terms of key products and services and the second is through offering essential and valuable insight and knowledge that comes from being part of an industry network of experts and thought leaders.  This gives us full access to a trusted global network of supply chain companies, that will enable us to further expand as a company.

How we were assessed:

In order to be approved Supplier Membership, we had to…

  • Provide two references from ship management or ship owning companies
  • Be required to have a Quality Management System in place

One we submitted this information, the board verified the information provided and awarded us Associate Member status.

The Result

Solarglide IMPA Certificate