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.
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.
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.
Talk is cheap. Would you like to see the core of our business in Cologne from the inside? Immerse yourself in our 360° VR world, discover a wide variety of stations, and watch our employees at work. All stations are also accompanied by interesting information about the factory and machines. Come on in!
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.
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.
Whether generalist, specialist, professional or career changer: we are always looking for passionate people who can get even more moving together with us. Our colleagues in the film will tell you what it's like to work for us.