Frequently asked questions all about igus® Ltd.

igus® is a German-founded company, created in 1964 by Günter Blase after his vision to improve the way we use moving parts in manufacturing: “Give me your most difficult part and I will find a solution”.

With the first part being made for the automotive industry: a valve cone used in a carburettor, it was an almost unthinkable feat to use plastic in the place of metal in this type of application, and in this industry.

Now, 50 years on, igus® achieves over €700m sales and over 4,000 employees across 35 subsidiaries worldwide.

igus® is a plastics manufacturer that makes a wide range of products across a bearings range and a cable & cable management range. The company, founded in Cologne, Germany, boasts over 30 successful subsidiaries around the world and sells to small companies and large corporations alike. The automation division was born after the advent of the motorisation of the igus® linear drives; today these make up a large proportion of the igus® Low Cost Automation product group. Their USPs of lubrication-free, maintenance-free, and long-lasting products keeps them high up in the polymer manufacturing arena.

To arrange an engineer visit go to our contact page to send us a message or find to appropriate contact for your application. Alternatively, ring us directly on: 01604 677240. You can also use our live chat on the igus® website.

Our mission at igus® is to save customers time and money using motion plastics. We do this by making cost effective products which give real and tangible technical benefits. As you are buying direct from the manufacturer, the price is already very low, and also large discounts are available for higher quantities. To put it simply: the more you buy the lower the price!

If you ring igus UK on: 01604 677240 or email the office at: the returns department will deal with your request.

Simply: yes! igus® began making robots several years ago with their robot arm. With gradual development, its annual improvements have resulted in a robot more accurate, faster, and more lightweight than previous versions. They also produce modular robots which can be purchased and built from kit form, or as ready-to-install robot solutions: the gantry and the delta robot.

The mission of low cost automation at igus® is to reveal and lead a new direction for robots and automation in the UK. Stretching across small and large businesses alike, we aim to supply affordable, low-lasting, and high value products to anyone who needs automation at their business but cannot face a long return of investment (ROI) nor an unreliable product.

igus® has 35 subsidiaries worldwide, and you can find yours by visiting the worldwide contact page.

Yes! We pride ourselves in sending free samples and catalogues upon request, find out more here.

There is an igus® sales engineer providing sales and technical support in every area of the UK. Find out more here.

We aim to deliver stocked parts within 24hrs, other parts can vary in delivery time so please consult the deliveries page for more information. You can always ask us if you need more help:

Of course! You can locate and download free CAD files from our website here.

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