The story of igus® begins on 15th October 1964 with Günter Blase in a double garage in Cologne-Mülheim.
For the first twenty years, we worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components.
In 1983 Frank Blase starts our own product lines Energy Chain Systems® and polymer bearings as well as a network of sales engineers.
Between 1985 and 2015, we grew from 40 to more than 2700 igus® employees, distributed the world over.
We will continue to invest in expansion for the coming years.
The opportunities are there thanks to modern materials!
igus® Solar System our organisation since 1989
Our customers are as important to us as the sun is to life on earth. The sun provides light, heat and energy, while our customers provide us with ideas, work and money.
Our structure: Team leader management in a single system geared toward dealing with the laws of chaos. And nearly every team member acts as an independent manager from the start.
"To manage" actually translates into "Accomplishing a task successfully".
Nothing impresses customers all over the world more than speed! Worldwide deliveries the same day, quotes submitted within a matter of hours, visits the very next day. With 36 branches we are already fast, but intend to get faster. After German, English is our second corporate language.
We invest a lot in individual and professional consultations onsite, at exhibitions, on the phone and online.
This activity is supported by detailed catalogues in paper and CD-ROM format,
as well as this fully comprehensive website.
A few facts:
was founded in 1964
locations in 36 countries and partners in another 80 countries
Currently approx. 2700 employees worldwide
Between 1500 and 2500 new products every year
We have an open system
everyone can directly contact anyone else, we all work at identical desks, have the same uniform, eat the same food at our cafeteria and go to the same toilets.
We constantly engage in further
training in the area of products, software programs, foreign languages, company seminars, group courses, technical seminars for business personnel and much more.
igus® tribological 3D printing material is up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D print materials
The tribological specialist igus® conducts research in the field of 3D printing to provide its customers with even more flexibility. For instance, they can design custom parts or manufacture prototypes whilst simultaneously relying on the tested service life of igus® materials. In this regard, they can choose between three highly wear-resistant igus® materials: iglidur® I170-PF, iglidur® I180-PF and iglidur® J260-PF. Starter kits containing 25 g of each of the materials iglidur® I170-PF (in 1.75 mm), iglidur® I180-PF (in 1.75 mm and 3 mm) and iglidur® J260-PF (in 1.75 mm and 3 mm) are available for initial trials.