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 molded 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 2016, igus® grew from 40 to more than 2,950 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 35 subsidiary companies around the world. igus® also has representative partners in more than 35 other countries. igus® will continue to invest in expansion in the coming years, thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.

Cables & Cable Carriers
e-chain® cable carriers
chainflex® cables
readycable® Cable Assemblies
readycable® industrial connectors
readychain® pre-assembled cable carriers
triflex® R multi-axis cable carriers
triflex® R robot dresspacks by manufacturer
Linear Motion Technology
drylin® linear bearings & slides
dryspin® lead screws & nuts
drylin® linear actuators
drylin® stepper, DC, EC/BLDC motors & controllers
drylin® gantries & cartesian robots
Bearing Technology
iglide® bearings & bushings
igubal® self-aligning bearings
xiros® ball bearings
iglide® PRT slewing ring bearings
iglide® gears
3D Printing Service
3D printing materials
Custom Bearings
GKF Shafting
Low Cost Automation
Low Cost Automation
drylin® gantries & cartesian robots
drylin® delta pick and place robot
robolink® robotic arms & parts
7th axis robot slide for cobots
Robot Control Software
smart plastics for IoT and Industry 4.0