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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

About igus® - motion plastics

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 cable carriers 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 2022, igus® grew from 40 to more than 4,500 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.

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

igus® Inc. (subsidiary):

  • Ownership: privately held
  • Founded in 1985
  • 500 employees in North America
igus® (globally):
  • 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
Sales territories:igus® has sales engineers available in every major metropolitan area across North America
  • 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)

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.
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302