Innovations with synthetic materials
The story of igus® began on 15.10.1964 with Günter Blase in a double garage in Cologne-Mülheim
For the first 20 years, we worked as a subcontractor supplying parts made of complex technical synthetic materials.
In 1983, Frank Blase was to focus on in-house manufactured products such as cable-holder chain® systems and polymer smooth bearings and setting up his own distribution network through subsidiaries and distributors worldwide.
From 1985 to 2014, our workforce increased from 40 to 2,150 igus® employees around the world.
In the coming years, we intend to expand still further and are currently enlarging our production site.