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The igus® factory in Cologne - by Nicholas Grimshaw

Extract from the architect's brief

"In October 1988, igus® acquired a plot of about 40,000 m2 in Porz-Lind, an urban area in Cologne. All core activities, including design, production, sales, administration, and planning will be carried out here at the company headquarters. igus® is prepared for fast growth and rapid changes in the future. For this reason, the new igus® factory should provide flexible work areas and its conception should promote the requirements of personnel. The design should reflect igus® products and the corporate philosophy: "Innovation. Service. Reliability.""

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Architect's drawing

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Model of the factory


You are welcome to visit our factory.

The factory today

We moved into the new Cologne headquarters in 1994.

Today, after four extensions, igus® manufactures over approximately 25,0002 of interior space.

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The igus® factory


Operations at igus®

At igus® everything is open, anybody can walk in and meet anybody directly; all work is conducted at the same desks and the same work equipment.

Our customers are as important for us as the sun is for life on earth. The sun gives light, warmth and energy and our customers give us ideas, work and money.

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A look at the open factory

The igus® solar system

The igus® solar system

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These scooters mean personnel can move rapidly around the factory

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Automated plastics manufacturing and modern injection molding machines

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Large tools for design processing and production

igus® test laboratory

igus® test laboratory: More than 8,000 tests per year


A Day in the Life of an igus® Bearing: from production to delivery


A look at the igus® test laboratory