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About igus® - motion plastics


Mission statement:  Improve all types of motion with motion plastics while maintaining a carbon-neutral footprint and being the easiest company to work with.


  • Ownership: privately held
  • Founded in 1985
  • 500 employees in North America
  • Founded in 1964
  • Locations in 35 countries and partners in another 80 countries
  • Currently approx. 4,500 employees
  • Test between 1,500 and 2,500 new products every year

Rhode Island facility by the numbers:

  • 189,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and distribution facility
  • Complete inventory of over 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 9001:2015 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
  • 96% orders shipped within 24 hours, same day shipping available
  • Complete guarantee for ReadyChain® systems
  • Kanban inventory of ReadyChains® available with electronic signaling system
  • Consignment inventory plans possible

Corporate Culture (Our Values)

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