Plastics for longer life® - Increase the service lives of your machines with plastics.

igus are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member

About igus

Günter Blase began igus® back on 15th October 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 Frank Blase established reinforced plastic Energy Chain Systems® and injection moulded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through the belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable polymer components and assemblies. 

Between 1985 and 2015, igus® has grown from 40 to more than 2700 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 26 subsidiary companies around the world. igus® also has representative partners in more than 69 other countries. igus® will continue to invest in expansion in the coming years, thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.

Lifetime up - costs down

Lower costs and raise service life by eliminating lubrication and lowering maintenance works, everything delivered from stock immediately - that is the core idea and objective behind all igus® products, systems and services.

igus® plastics with their tested and proven properties in durability, friction and stability are the main focus of the igus® products.

We offer you 100,000 products from stock and from "Size One".

New products for a lubricant-free world

The dry-running polymer bearings save money and increase the safety of machinery. Lubricant and maintenance-free plastic bearings are also environmentally friendly:

-Worldwide, more than 50% of lubricants are discharged into the environment. (State of Baden-Württemberg Environmental Protection Agency)
-In a global lubricant consumption of 37.3 million tons per year (RWTH Aachen), more than 18 million tons are thus discharged without any safeguards into the environment
-Malfunctions due to deficient lubrication cause USD 240 billion in damage in the US alone (MIT)
-Germany consumes 1.1 million tons of lubricant per year in metal processing operations, involving the use of various oils to lubricate machinery and machinery elements, as well as hydraulic oils for operating equipment (study by the State of Baden-Württemberg Environmental Protection Agency)

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Company Statistics


  • April 2016
  • 110
  • 1964
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"Received the energy chain this morning, thank you. It is greatly appreciated particularly given the size of order that is unlikely to be the make or break of igus!"

- Vernon Ralston -

"I requested the cable samples in the afternoon and they arrived the following morning – sterling, superb and splendid. Keep up the good work, it really does make a difference and I thank igus for being so efficient/effective"

- Clive Weaver -

"Many thanks for your help yesterday and the swiftness you have turned the order around for us. I received the cable this morning just after 8am, we can now get the cable fitted and have the machine ready for full production in the new year. Once again many thanks for you help and look forward to doing more business next year"

- Darran -

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Caswell Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 7PW
Tel: 01604 677240