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Awards and Accolades

Design awards for igus products

Awards for our products




  • Excellence in Production: Toolmaker iform wins the "Toolmaker of the Year" award, an honour given by RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer Institute
  • "NRW - Economy in Transition" competition: igus is one of two award-winning companies in the category "SME & Group"
  • Winner of the Rhineland Business Prize in the "Sustainability" category with the [Link pagenr="23982"] recycling program
  • "Top Career Opportunities", Germany's Test Seal, awarded by Focus and Focus Money
  • Seal of approval by "Germany's Favourite" for the igus:bike concept, awarded by the Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • 2022 Digital Champion and Company of the Year, awarded by Focus Money
  • iF World Design Index: igus is among the top 25 companies in the industrial design category and among the top 100 design winners


  • The 500 secret world market leaders, special issue of WirtschaftsWoche
  • Winner of the Cologne Business Award, awarded by Wirtschaftsclub Köln e. V.
  • Exemplary companies in the crisis, surveyed by IMWF and F.A.Z.-Institut, igus was among the 300 companies awarded
  • Top class reputation, 1st place in the sector "Rubber and plastics industry companies", surveyed by IMWF for DEUTSCHLAND TEST
  • Digital Innovators, one of Germany's most innovative companies, surveyed by, igus is among them with 54% innovative strength


  • Germany's Top Family Businesses, 17th place, awarded by WirtschaftsWoche


  • Milestone in automation for energy chain systems, awarded by Elektrotechnik
  • Germany's 1,000 largest family businesses, awarded by Die Deutsche Wirtschaft


  • Top 100 ranking of medium-sized companies, 16th place, awarded by Munich Strategy
  • 10,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, igus among the Top-30 in NRW, awarded by Die Deutsche Wirtschaft
  • Award for outstanding performance in vocational training, awarded by IHK Köln (Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce)


  • TOP 100, the most innovative companies in the German SME sector, awarded by compamedia GmbH


  • NIKKEI BP Marketing Award for Strategic Advertisement


  • Japan Industry Advertisement Award, Newspaper Category
  • Handling Award - Honorary lifetime achievement award: Günter Blase, presented by handling editorial staff
  • Japan Industry Advertisement Award


  • PBN Manufacturing Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence, presented by Polaris MEP


  • Nomination as "Hidden Champion" by Hermann Simon
  • NIKKEI BP Advertising Award for Specialized Advertisement


  • Top training company, awarded by the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce


  • Top training company, awarded by the Federal Employment Agency