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About igus

igus is a manufacturer of high-performance polymers for movement that develops and produces motion plastics. These innovative, lubrication-free products include energy supply systems, highly flexible cables, plain and linear bearings, lead screw technology, 3D printing, Low Cost Automation, and smart plastics. These products are used in all industries and thousands of applications – wherever anything moves. Our goal is to improve technology and reduce costs in a CO2-neutral manner and without plastic waste! igus GmbH reports the following figures for 2023:

igus sales

€1.115 billion


igus employees worldwide


Employees worldwide

igus locations and distributors


Locations and 50 distributors: represented in over 80 countries

igus customers



igus parts


Products from stock

igus injection moulding machines


Injection moulding machines

FoundedOctober 15, 1964 by Margret and Günter Blase in Cologne (Mülheim); 100% family owned
From a backyard in Cologne out into the world – more about the history of igus
CEOFrank Blase, CEO & entrepreneur
Gerhard Baus, CEO New Businesses
Michael Blass, CEO e-chain systems
Artur Peplinski, CEO igus international
Tobias Vogel, CEO plain bearing & linear technology bearings
Largest test laboratory in the industryTotal area 3,800 m², 15,000 tests/year
Investment in R+D & digitalisation€51.7 million
CertificateQuality and environmental management
DIN EN ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2018
Other certificates and seals of approval

igus enjoyneering: with motion plastics it's child's play to achieve top engineering performance

Develop and design machines and systems with ease. With joy and fun at work. In a collaborative process that develops and expands creativity and technical know-how. In short: Tech up made easy - that's what enjoyneering stands for!

igus enjoyneering

With enjoyneering, we are presenting a new concept at the Hannover Messe 2023 that includes real innovations and digital revolutions relating to our motion plastics products. This concept is designed to enable engineers and technicians to unleash their technical potential with playful ease. Technical progress can and should be fun so that new ways of solving problems can be explored. Discover now our innovative and revolutionary new products with igus enjoyneering!

Discover igus enjoyneering now

The world of motion plastics

The world is in constant motion. And wherever there is motion, we can help: we improve what moves. This is the guiding principle that drives our manufacturing efforts. By developing products made of low-wear, high-performance polymers, we improve movement all over the world – with products made in Germany. Our motion plastics are products from the energy chain, cable, plain bearing, linear technology, bar stock, 3D printing, Low Cost Automation, and intelligent sensor areas.

You can find out more about our world of motion plastics in this video.

motion plastics applications

Movement is omnipresent. We see this every day when we are allowed to accompany our customers in exciting projects. Today, we serve 188,000 companies from over 80 countries around the world. For more than 50 different industries, such as the automotive or packaging industry, rail and agricultural technology, machine tool construction or the renewable energy sector, we work together to find the best solution for every application.

Explore application examples

igus awards

igus is an award-winning company

Over the course of many years, we have had the honour of receiving a number of awards and prizes. They are ultimately recognition of our staff's performance. We are especially proud of the iF design awards, the recognition of our family-friendliness, the NRW industry award, and our Hidden Champion title.

We are around the world

igus motion plastics products are made in Germany, but of course we don't have 188,000 customers in Germany alone. We are represented in over 80 countries and have factories in 15 of them; there are 30 igus subsidiaries and many other sales partners.

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igus worldwide

Solar system

What we stand for and how we interact

Our solar system is at the heart of our culture. No, we're not talking about the planetary system here. The igus solar system is an organisational chart that reflects our thoughts and actions. In the middle is the customer, who is as important to us as the sun is to the earth, which provides light, heat and energy — just as the customer gives us wishes, incentives, money. Our colleagues and teams live and create around the customer, who take up their requirements and find the right solutions to their problems, often innovations. The success of our people then comes from the success of our customers. As a company, it is our job to provide our colleagues with the means and atmosphere in which they enjoy working.

Virtual tour of the igus factory

Virtual tour of the igus factory

Would you like to see the core of our business in Cologne from the inside? Immerse yourself in our 360° VR world, discover a wide variety of stations, and watch our employees at work. All stations are also accompanied by interesting information about the factory and machines. Come on in!

Going into the future with curiosity

IMPS, the physical in-house trade show that can be experienced virtually

Research in an area of 3,800m2, an open ear for customer ideas, and annual innovation presentations at our in-house trade show and at many trade shows worldwide ... all of this is what innovation means to us. We want to work with our customers to find new solutions more quickly. We keep an eye not only on the current problems, but also on the challenges of the future. Digitalization, for example, pervades all igus structures and is closely intertwined with innovation.

Plastics and sustainability

Sustainability at igus

Our motion plastics are not antithetical to a sustainable way of life. High-performance plastics can contribute to resource conservation and environmental protection during their production and use and at the end of their service life. For years, we have had a special focus on two goals in this area: CO2 neutrality and zero plastic waste – the direct influence on the climate and the recyclability of our products.

The terms "igus", "Apiro", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "conprotect", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-loop", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-spool", "e-skin", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "robolink", "speedigus", "tribofilament", "triflex", "xirodur" and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany, and, where applicable, in some foreign countries. igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.