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2012 WLPGA Innovation Award

2012 WLPGA General Technical Committee – Innovation Award

The Winner of the very prestigious World LPG Association GTC Award for Innovation for 2012 is Ito Koki. Along with a number of other companies we were chosen to present our technical paper to the GTC in Doha in 2011. The paper entitled LPG Applied Technology for Seismic Hazard outlined the company’s products for sensing earthquakes and shutting down gas systems and also the key job of restoring lifelines after the recent quakes and tsunami.


The award was made by Mr James Rockall – CEO and Managing Director, WLPGA to Mr Niroh Utsumi – President, Ito Koki Limited and Neil Ormrod – Director, ITO Europe Limited.



29 – 30 September 2012, WLPGA Bali, Indonesia.

The beautiful island paradise of Bali hosted this year’s WLPGA Global Forum (the 25th). Not that we had much time for sightseeing, visitor numbers were very high (1,400 from 70 countries), mainly from the Far East naturally but much interest was again shown in the Ito Koki range. Prime attention was again shown to the PA System for generating SNG from Propane and the Earthquake sensing devices.
The highlight for Ito Koki was of course the presentation of the WLPGA Innovation Award for the Technical Paper presented to the GTC at the Doha Event in 2011.


Brussels AEGPL – 6,7 June 2012

The AEGPL was held in Brussels this year and the organisers should be congratulated for making it such a great success, with a considerable number of visitors coming from a very broad base of countries and backgrounds and tremendous interest in ITO Groups Innovations. We used the show to launch our Automatic Changeover with OPSO and telemetry function, our new Tensile Trigger Hoses and demonstrate other innovative products such as our synthetic gas generator and heat absorbing vaporizers. ‘The most positive show to date’.



Conference Exhibition & Global Technology Conference

Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel


The global LPG meeting point was held in Doha Qatar in 2011 (Scrabble buffs please note you don’t always follow a ‘Q’ with a ‘U’ !).

The event was especially important to ITO KOKI as we were given the honour of presenting a paper to the Global Technology Conference, the title of which was ‘LPG Applied technology for Seismic Hazard’. There was a great deal of interest shopwn in the Earthquake Sensing and Safety products and again the PA System which had proved such a lifeline to people during the great Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011.

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Bucharest, Romania 22-24 June 2011

The Bucharest AEGPL saw the official launch of ITO Europe. The exhibition attracted visitors from throughout Europe and the middle East. There was a noticeable lack of attendees from the UK but the absence of direct flights may have had some bearing on this.

Key products of interest were the changeovers with remote telemetry, the air heating vaporizer and attracting specific attention the PA System which converts propane into a synthetic natural gas.


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New Office

The ITO Europe office was opened in April 2011 at Westcott outside of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. In the lee of  Waddesdon Manor  in the heart of the English countryside. Visitors are welcome to meet and view the products on show and discuss installations and requirements.


It is important to telephone first to ensure a good reception and a warm kettle!

Website Launched

The new ITO Europe Website was launched on 15th February 2012. The aim is to give as much information about ITO KOKI, ITO Europe and our products as we can without becoming boring. To build and offer a knowledge data bank of Technical Information related to the LPG and Natural Gas market both with ITO KOKI products and also in the wider field. Finally to be a contact point between the ITO team and our friends, colleagues and customers.

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