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 polymers from igus make a further contribution to protection of the environment.
"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.
The igus solar system with the customer at its centre is firmly rooted in the philosophy of our company. It influences our values and how we act.
In 72 countries and more than 50 industries, motion plastics make everyday life easier for our customers and improves their applications. These include globally successful corporations as well as small businesses.
Over five decades of research of motion plastics in the industry's largest laboratory have led to highlydurable materials that fulfil our promise: "Cost down, service life up".
Our employees are always open for suggestions from our customers. This is how some of our most successful innovations came about. They currently include the first intelligent plain bearing and a robot arm made of plastic.
Free igus online tools are always available and make it very easy to configure and simulate the company's products. Intelligent products, so-called smart plastics, report required maintenance intervals.
The customer is at the centre of the igus solar system: the architecture of our headquarters in Cologne, designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, also follows this guiding principle.
From development, production and sampling to quality control using CT scan: the production of our injection moulding tools is done in house.
Progressive digitisation, a high degree of product innovation, fast delivery times worldwide and a sustainable recycling economy - just a few of the future projects that igus is driving forward. To handle these tasks, we expanded our management team in 2020.
From left to right: Michael Blass, Director E-chain Systems, Gerhard Baus, Director New Businesses, Frank Blase, CEO & Business Owner, Tobias Vogel, Director Plain Bearings & Linear Technology and Artur Peplinski, Director igus International,
„I am delighted to be working with this team. Together, we have 148 years of igus experience. We are united by our enthusiasm for motion plastics," said Frank Blase at the November 2020 presentation.
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 who will ask questions. Become part of a dedicated team striving to find the best solution for our customers and works together with clarity, openness and honesty.
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