Incorporated in July 2004 by its principals Wes Smith and Iain Hodges, IBS is a specialist designer and importer of innovative brewing and packaging equipment for the micro and regional sized brewery markets. IBS offers a range of consulting services from initial brewery planning through to implementation and commissioning of the complete brewery. IBS also undertakes recipe development and will advise on packaging and dispense strategies. With a direct involvement in the equipment and material supplies to the industry since 1999, IBS has extensive experience in micro-brewery design and installation having successfully completed various assignments in Australia and in Asia.
In October 2006, IBS introduced its "BREWMASTER" range of micro-brewing equipment offering a complete range of breweries and the associated vessels. Developed in partnership with an Asian manufacturer, the brewing pressure vessels have been design certified to comply with Australia's stringent Pressure Vessel Code AS1210 and are design registered with the various state Workcover authorities. IBS has a marketing agreement with their Asian manufacturer that covers Australia and the immediate region as well as Europe and the UK in partnership with AB UK and their sales network.