igus® USA headquarters

About igus®

plastics for longer life®

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.

Corporate mission

The mission of igus® is to use its innovative polymer materials to develop products that provide creative solutions and exceed our customers’ expectations while delivering fast, accurate service.

A few facts:

igus® Inc. (subsidiary)

Ownership: privately held

Founded in 1985

Currently 248 employees – North America

igus® (globally)

Founded in 1964

Locations in 35 countries and partners in another 80 countries

Currently approx. 2,950 employees

Test between 1,500 and 2,500 new products every year

Rhode Island facility:

157,500 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and distribution facility

Complete inventory of 28,000 different igus® components

High velocity assembly / packaging of Energy Chain® and iglide® products.

Advanced harnessing operation with full testing capabilities for ReadyChain® systems.

Domestic manufacturing of select Energy Chain® components, custom cables, custom and standard metal brackets and adapter plates.

ISO 9001:2008 certified.


On – site technical support in 24 – 48 hours anywhere in N. America

Extensive coverage of N. America with Technical Sales Associates located in 21 U.S. states, 1 Mexican state, and 2 Canadian Provinces.

8am – 8pm customer service and late shipping

Account management specialists provided for many customers

No minimum orders or cut charges

CAD design provided with quotations free of charge

98% orders shipped within 36 hours, same day shipping available

Complete guarantee for ReadyChain® systems

Kanban inventory of ReadyChains® available with electronic signaling system

Consignment inventory plans possible

Sales offices:

igus® has sales and service offices in 50 North American locations.

igus® inc.
PO Box 14349
East Providence
R.I. 02914

For immediate assistance in North America:

Call 1 (800) 521 2747
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