igus® GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany, has been manufacturing engineered plastics for more than 50 years, and develops each of the engineered plastic materials and all technology behind its products. A family developed and owned company, igus® is committed to using its innovative plastic materials to develop products to provide creative solutions, and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service.
igus® Inc. was founded in East Providence, RI, 30 years ago in 1985, and moved to a new 157,500 square foot location in Rumford, RI, in 2013. Today, igus® Inc. employs more than 280 individuals; 170 in Rhode Island, of which 85 are production related employees. igus® also employs a total of 85 outside sales representatives located across North America for quick one-on-one service for our customers.
Our business is centered around four main product lines that focus on the idea of “motion plastics.” All energy chain® cable carrier systems, chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® self-lubricating bearings and drylin® linear bearings and guides utilize proprietary plastic materials and undergo extensive testing in the massive igus® laboratory, allowing for extensive service life in wide range of industries, including machine tools, automotive manufacturing, aerospace, food and beverage packaging, laboratory equipment, and offshore equipment.
With over 28,000 products available from stock in our Rhode Island warehouse facility, we are able to provide customers with the components they need extremely quickly and efficiently. Our lean processes and components inventory enables up to 97 percent of orders to be shipped within 24 hours.
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