In 2003, IPC opened a European representative office in order to provide better, more timely service to the industry in Europe. The goal was also to establish a more active ear, to listen to our members and adjust programming to better meet their needs. The IPC European Representative is responsible for working closely with IPC distributors who sell IPC standards throughout Europe. 

In 2016, IPC opened a new office in Brussels, Belgium. The office delivers the full suite of IPC products and services, including member support, standards development activities, educational opportunities, and more to all members in Europe.

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WINTERCOM 2024 Barcelona
Join IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings, located in Barcelona, Spain, from January 22 - 25, 2024.

For the first time, IPC WinterCom will be held in Europe, as international industry experts meet to develop and revise the IPC standards relied on by the global electronics manufacturing industry.

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Upcoming IPC Days 2023 happening across Romania, France, and the Netherlands.

Recent Events

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Vincenza, Italy Hand Soldering Competition

Buongiorno from Vicenza, Italy, where the first IPC hand soldering competition was held at Focus on PCB. Congratulations to the top three winners: Alessandro Manicone, Elettronica GF, Enrico Zanchetta, Ermes Elettronica, and Giorgio Agnielli, DynamiΣ PRC!  Grazie mille to MIT judges from GestLabs IPC training Center, and our spectacular sponsors Weller Tools, JBC Soldering Tools, Thales, Société Française de Microscopie, OPTILIA, Almit GmbH, Ateliers System Mobilier Industriel, Polygone CAO, and NCAB Group.

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Nuremberg Hand Soldering Competition

In Nuremberg, Germany, SMT Connect held an intense hand soldering competition. Twenty-eight participants were tasked with assembling complex PCB under the scrutiny of IPC judges. Top prize went to Janett Winckler, from Prettl Electronics. She was closely followed by Pauline Duval and David Gasniea, both of Thales, who placed second and third respectively. Thanks to competition sponsors Weller Tools, JBC Soldering Thales, Societe Française de Microscopie, Optilia, Almit, AteliersSystem, PolygoneCAO, NCAB and our MIT judges from IPC training centers ETECH Trainingen and Trainalytics.

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IPC Day Design France

IPC Day Design France was hosted by WeNetwork, where the IPC Design Council France presented results of a 3-year study on the use of IPC standards to create highly reliable PCBs at the design stage.

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IPC Day Design France

Organisé par IPC, PC2A et IFTEC, Le troisième IPC Day Design France s’est tenu mercredi dernier 9 septembre 2020 dans les locaux de WeNetwork à Angers. Le IPC Design Council France à présenté les résultats préliminaires de 3 années d‘activité de ses groupes de travail sur l’utilisation des standards IPC pour l’amélioration de la conception de PCB pour plus de qualité et de fiabilité des équipements.

European Contact Information
IPC Munich office
Herzogspitalstrasse 24
80331 Munich, Germany
+34 661 323231
Philippe Leonard, IPC European Director
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In this video, John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, announces IPC’s new subsidiary, IPC Electronics Europe GmbH, along with IPC plans to continue to serve European members to help drive new standards, education, and advocacy solutions vital to transforming Europe’s factories of the future.
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IPC Industrial Policy Report on European Electronics Manufacturing
IPC has released a study with policy recommendations to boost the resilience and competitiveness of the electronics industry in Europe.
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