Supply side: Igus

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There are many parts of the precision engineering value chain that keep the industry moving and companies like igus are of critical importance. Editor Justin Burns went to the UK arm in Northampton to hear the latest developments and news from the innovative motion plastics company

Motion plastics manufacturer igus ( plays an integral role in the UK precision engineering landscape, with its vast array of products and solutions used by both machine builders and subcontract manufacturing companies.

Igus energy chains, cables and bearing products are utilised across manufacturing and help to keep machines in power and running smoothly and factory operations on track. Its energy chains and cables are made to move and improve machine performance and are
easy for users to install on their machine tools.

Many machine tools and associated equipment are equipped with an igus product, whether that is servo cables for manufacturer drives,
linear guides and rails, chains that are easily opened and closed, clamps to prevent crushing of pneumatic hoses, high performance bearings made of plastics for machine doors or rotary movements, or robot kinematics.

Last month, I visited the UK office to see more, take a look at the busy factory, hear about any new developments and to try firrst-hand the innovative new additions that the company has made.

Globally in 2023, igus had sales reaching €1.115bn, employed more than 4,600 people, and was represented in more than 80
countries with 31 locations and 50 distributors and, it can count on more than 188,000 customers around the world.

The German-headquartered company operates a successful UK arm out of Northampton – headed up by managing director Matthew Aldridge – and his team of more than 100 staff, who meet the needs of the marketplace.

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