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igus® - improve motion

More than five decades of experience with motion plastics®

Our world has been in motion since the beginning of time. Technical progress is making our machines faster and faster and their movements more and more precise. This creates new challenges with regard to the machine components. As early as 1964, Günter Blase, who established igus, had the idea of developing motion products made of low-wear high-performance polymers. motion plastics is what they are called today.  motion plastics products bring about improvements from environmental points of view as well. The life cycle assessment of the plastics produced is good. In the manufacturing process, 50 % less mineral oil is used than for similar products made of steel and 70% less than those made of aluminium. Given the 54.4 billion tons of lubricant that finds its way into the environment every year, lubrication-free plastics from igus make a further contribution to protection of the environment.

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How everything began

"Give me your most difficult part and I will find a solution", said Günter Blase to his very first customer. This promise became the company's maxim and has been an important part of igus ever since then.

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Agile from the very beginning

The igus solar system is permanently rooted in our corporate philosophy and even in the architecture of our headquarters. It influences our values and how we act.  

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Problem solvers in more than 50 industries

In 72 countries and more than 50 industries, motion plastics make our customers' everyday life easier and improve their applications. Customers include globally successful corporations and very many small companies.

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motion plastics is the technology

More than five decades of research in motion plastics in the industry's largest laboratory have led to highly durable materials that fulfil our promise: "Costs down, service life up".

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Innovation comes from people

igus employees are always ready to listen to the ideas and suggestions of their customers. This is how some of the most successful innovations came about. They currently include the first intelligent plain bearing and a robot arm made of plastic.

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igus digital

Free igus online tools are available round the clock and make it very easy to configure and simulate the company's products. Intelligent products, so-called smart plastics, announce their need for maintenance.

Become part of our team!

igus is an owner-run company with headquarters in Cologne-Porz and subsidiaries all over the world. We are always on the lookout for new staff who are willing to learn, are able to think independently and also ask the right questions. Become part of a dedicated team that tries to find the best solution for the customer, where the members of the team work together with clarity, openness and honesty.


Current vacancies

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igus blog

Learn all about professional energy supply, cables, Low Cost Automation and bearings, as well as linear technology and 3D printing directly from our experts with extensive know-how relating to our products and branches of industry. Have a look, and be inspired!

 

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Contacts

Frank Blase  
Frank Blase

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Blaß  
Michael Blaß

Vice President
Head of Business Division
energy chain systems

Tobias Vogel  
Tobias Vogel

Vice President
Head of Business Division
plastic bearings

Artur Peplinski  
Artur Peplinski

Vice President
Head of International Group Development and Marketing

Gerhard Baus  
Gerhard Baus

Vice President
Head of New Business

Christian Batz  
Christian Batz

Vice President
igus® digITal

Jan-Marinus Alberts  
Jan-Marinus Alberts

Head of Purchasing

Peter Ophey  
Peter Ophey

Head of Human Resources