igus donates to the Gosset Ward

Matthew Aldridge, igus UK Managing Director, with the Mayor and some of his congregation at The Guildhall (Northampton) charity morning.

igus donates to the Gosset Ward

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iglidur outside The Guildhall

Presentation inside included Matthew Aldridge, The Mayor of Northampton and Dr Nick Barnes (The ward paediatrician).

Typically British tea and cake were served.

iglidur on tour donates to the Gosset Ward Northampton

iglidur on tour hits the up and went off to a great start with a charitable donation towards a local hospital ward. The Gosset Ward is a neonatal intensive care unit which cares for newborn babies who require some form of special high dependency or intensive care nursing.Currently, Gosset Ward is in need of a neonatal emergency care transport incubator and ventilator, an incubator trolley, and a new ultrasound echo machine so that babies’ examinations can be gentle and non-invasive. Together with the service contracts required to support the new equipment, the total cost is likely to be in excess of £150,000. Gosset Ward is the Mayor of Northampton’s chosen charity and igus are delighted to work in partnership with the Mayor in raising vital funds for this wonderful organisation.

Marketing, telemarketing and Bearings director, Rob Dumayne, with iglidur.

A charity event was held at The Guildhall in Northampton, on Wednesday the 5th, where special guests such as the Mayor Of Northampton and ward paediatrician got to see the car that made the donation possible. To mark the occasion, igus have also donated special edition “iglidur-on-tour” teddies for all the children in the Gosset ward.

(more photos to follow)

Introducing the team for Europe


While we are on the road to visit some customers, I would like to introduce my team mates:

The crew of iglidur® on tour from left to right: Sandor, myself and Nils

Nils is 19 years old, has a vocational diploma in media design and loves music and photography. Therefore, I have chosen him to assist me by taking photos. Furthermore, he has experience in filming and thus, will have control about GoPro and camera.

Sandor is 19 years old as well, loves to travel and to discover foreign countries. With his license in the pocket he is responsible for our iglidur®-car and ready to take us around Europe safely.

Now it is clear who we are but where do we go?

Find out next time,


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Big final in Sao Paulo

The press conference for iglidur® on tour in Brazil, for the first time to date, the conference was after and not prior to the trip. Many journalists showed up to see the car that had been travelling around their country for three weeks while driving in excess of 6000 kilometres. Marcello Pimenta, country manager of igus®Brazil, welcomed the journalists and introduced igus®.

His presentation followed Marcio Marques, bearing product manager in Brazil, who presented the wide igus® product range and the use of iglidur® bearings within the automotive industry.

Marcio also guided the journalists to the highlight of the conference: The introduction of the car!

I took over with some explanations about the retrofitting and the tour itself.

At the end, Marcello turned the attention on the charity organization that received one euro for each kilometre that was driven. The money will contribute towards the equipment at a children’s hospital that specialises in cancer therapies. The hospital was born out of the initiative of two parents. Their child was suffering with cancer and they were complaining that they had to travel across the entire country for treatment. After their child could finally be cured, they found the hospital that carries out all treatments in one place, so that expensive travels were a thing of the past.

The press conference concluded with a lively discussion.

From the venue, the car left directly to the airport making tracks towards the cold, icy Alaska. We will spend two months travelling the whole United States and Canada.

I will keep you up to date,

yours Sascha