The success of Vacuum & Atmosphere Services Ltd is based upon our strong network of partnerships. We value each of the companies that work with us to deliver products and services of the highest quality to our customers.


Based in Thornbury, VPS Ltd was set up to provide servicing and repair for most leading manufacturers of industrial vacuum pumps.

VPS brings together more than 60 years of industry experience, & VPS also shares a close affiliation with Vacuum & Atmosphere Services (VAS) Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of both vacuum and atmosphere furnaces.

VPS offer a one-stop shop for all things vacuum pump & equipment related.

VPS’s workshop in Thornbury, is equipped to the highest standard including the latest Vixen Aquablast and Jetwash metal cleaning equipment, enabling the restoration of pump components to an as-new finish.

VPS are also distinguished by our experience and expertise in the service and maintenance of Stokes vacuum pumps.


Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, VPS North are vacuum pump specialists with a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers on hand for all vacuum pump needs. They have many years of industry-related experience and an after-sales service that is second-to-none.

VPS North are proud to always be on hand to offer expert advice and will manage everything from start to finish, including the installation and set-up. If required they provide training and advice to your operators to keep your pump running smoothly. They will also recommend ways of taking advantage of their ongoing service and maintenance packages to keep your business running at optimum efficiency.


Specnow provides vacuum furnace solutions for production and development. They supply equipment and services to high technology industries around the world in major markets including aerospace, instrumentation, medical equipment, contract heat treatment, 3D print and research and development.

Specnow say design and innovation are the key components of their business. Many years of experience in vacuum engineering have given them the skill and know-how to design for performance, purpose and price. They have developed a standard range of furnaces in various configurations and sizes, making them experts to advise on process and production techniques, all to meet your exact requirements.


Ipsen believes that innovation drives excellence. With nearly 70 years of thermal processing experience and thousands of systems installed worldwide, no company can better provide 360º support for all of your heat-treating needs.

Since 1948, Ipsen has been designing and manufacturing industrial atmosphere furnaces, vacuum furnaces and supervisory control systems. The outcome of their work: energy-efficient furnaces and plant systems, as well as unrivaled products that are in demand all over the world and used by leading companies.

Overall, Ipsen’s international product range combines optimum performance with outstanding reliability and is used in the fields of atmosphere, vacuum, braze and sinter technology.

UK and Ireland agents

Ipsen’s sophisticated industrial furnaces and equipment are developed for a variety of industries, including: Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Heat Treating, Industrial Machinery, Medical, Tools and Wind Power.

With production locations in Europe, America and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success. Learn more at https://www.Ipsen.de/EN.

Visit https://ipsen.de/EN/products/brochures to learn more about the equipment and technology options Ipsen Europe offers.