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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

About igus®

igus® is a manufacturer of high-performance polymers for movement. We have been developing and producing so-called motion plastics, innovative products made from lubrication-free plastics, since 1964. These include energy chains, cables, plain bearings, lead screw technology, robots and intelligent sensors that help our customers to improve their technology and reduce costs. Most products are manufactured using the injection moulding process, from which the company derives its name: igus® = "Industriespritzguss" (industrial injection moulding).

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

The world of motion plastics

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

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Company facts – motion plastics in figures

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.

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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.

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Solar system

IMPS trade show

Going into the future with curiosity

Research on 3,800m2, an open ear for every customer idea, a major new product presentation every year at our in-house trade show and at many trade shows worldwide... for us, all this means innovation.
According to the motto "Show, don't tell", we make innovation tangible there. This enables us to find and improve new solutions more quickly with our customers.
We not only keep an eye on the current problems, but also the challenges of the future. Digitalisation, for example, is now running through all structures of igus and is closely intertwined with innovation in our company. Here are a few examples:

Online configurators such as product finders and service life calculators or platforms such as the" RBTX" for users and providers of low-cost robotics components form the basis for intuitive handling of our products. Industry 4.0 led to "intelligent" products. Many of our motion plastics today are networked "smart plastics" that can collect, evaluate and communicate data thanks to sensor technology. Thanks to our physical but virtually experienceable in-house exhibition "IMPS", our customers can now see these and other products quickly and conveniently — live and without having to leave the office.

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Plastics and sustainability

Our motion plastics and a sustainable way of life are not in the way of each other. High-performance plastics can contribute to the protection of resources and the environment: during their production, in use and at the end of the product's service life.

We have been dealing with two topics in particular in this area for years: CO2 neutrality and zero plastic waste, i.e. the direct influence on the climate and the recyclability of our products at the end of their lifetime.

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Career — moving together

Generalists, specialists, professionals, and career changers – we are always looking for passionate people who can get even more moving by joining us.
Find out more about us, take a look at our job portal, and get to know us personally. We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas.

Our current vacancies

Zero plastic waste

How sustainable are motion plastics?

As a plastics processing company, we see it as our duty to use resources sustainably and to protect the environment. Our motion plastics can make an important contribution to this - during their production, in use and at the end of their service life.

Two topics in particular are very important to us: CO2 neutrality, i.e. the direct influence on the climate, and zero plastic waste, the recyclability of our products.
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Recycling of technical plastics

To get closer to our goal of zero plastic waste, we started a program in 2019 to recycle our own energy chains: Chainge. In the meantime, we have expanded this program into a platform for recycling energy chains from any manufacturer as well as other industrial plastics. In addition, Chainge also offers a marketplace for recyclates and a partner network for recyclers. Everything under the motto: Recycling made easy!
To Chainge

Engineering excellence is child's play - with motion plastics and igus enjoyneering

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! We presented this concept at the Hannover Messe 2023, which includes real innovations and digital revolutions related to our motion plastics. The enjoyneering should enable engineers and technicians to unleash their technical potential with playful ease and to break new ground in problem solving, for example with the iguverse.
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Support around the globe

igus worldwide The motion plastics products from igus are made in Germany, but our 188,000 customers are not only in Germany, but worldwide. We are represented in over 80 countries and have factories in 15 of them; there are 30 igus subsidiaries and many other sales partners. That's how we can provide you with advice and support on site wherever you are.

Fast and reliable delivery

At igus we offer you everything from a single source. That's 243,000 products in over 1,000,000 variations from stock. We can get these ready to ship and deliver them within a very short time - and if things have to be done very quickly, we will find a solution together.

igus is an award-winning company

igus awards Over the course of many years, we have had the honour of receiving a number of awards and prizes. After all, this rewards the performance of our employees and products. We are particularly proud, for example, of our nomination as a Hidden Champion, of the NRW Business Award, of our recognition as a family-friendly company and of the iF design awards.

Going into the future with curiosity

Research on 3,800 m2 floor space, an open ear for customer ideas, new products every year at our in-house exhibition IMPS and at many exhibitions worldwide ... all this means innovation for us. We want to find new solutions with our customers and implement them quickly in order to improve technology and reduce costs.

We keep an eye not only on the current problems, but also on the challenges of the future. Digitalisation, for example, pervades all igus® structures and is closely intertwined with innovation.
Learn more about digitalization at igus®

THE motion plastics advantage: long service life

Our products made from high-performance plastics offer you one major advantage - a long service life. For you, this means that with our motion plastics you can utilise your machines and applications for longer and reduce maintenance and costs.

To do this, we test our products extensively in our test laboratory and provide you with the data so that you can calculate the service life for your specific product in advance. So you can be sure that our motion plastics deliver what they promise!
More on service life and other benefits

Become an igus partner

We are always looking for new partners who want to work with us in the long term and grow with us - whether as a supplier or a dealer. Of course, the customer is the focus of our efforts, for whom we strive together to find the best solution.

Diversity Charter signed by igus

We value diversity and tolerance

igus has officially signed the "Diversity Charter". This sends a clear signal in favour of diversity and tolerance in the workplace. We commit ourselves, our employees, and our partners to respectful, appreciative, unprejudiced cooperation. 


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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "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, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH