We have been keeping the world moving since 1964

As the world's largest supplier of products for high-performance motion plastics, we at igus® have the required experience to sustainably change urban mobility through the use of plastics.

Partners wanted

“We are empowering an industry to produce sustainable, maintenance-free and durable bicycles from recyclable materials.”

'Tech up, Cost down' - materials from igus are manufactured according to this motto. Our products are designed to extend the service life of machines and applications, eliminate maintenance work and reduce costs. We know that high-performance plastics can have a positive contribution to the protection of resources and environment and this has become the focus of our entrepreneurial activities. We continuously research and develop in the field of full-motion plastic applications (motion plastics) - for the environment, for progress and for a better tomorrow.

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Future of the igus:bike

The know-how platform for plastic wheels

The platform is aimed at both end customers and companies: Bicycle customers can see what the state of the art is and where they can buy plastic bikes. We offer bicycle and component manufacturers the opportunity to drive forward modern mobility together with us. The platform is intended to become a contact point for bicycle manufacturers around the world, where the status and progress of all components is continuously shown. We would also like to explicitly invite competitors to join us on this path - major changes are only possible faster if we work together.

Interested manufacturers can use the platform to gain an initial overview, benefit from the know-how already built up, or network with each other. Our vision is to provide a point of contact that effectively helps manufacturers.

More about the platform

Discover igus:bike

Meet the first all-plastic bike from mrtl

Introducing a bike innovation for urban mobility: This bike is made of recycled high-performance plastic. It does not rust and requires almost no maintenance - sustainable plastics moving people.

What the bike can do
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What our employees say

Our attitude, our demand

“The igus:bike opens completely new doors. This allows us to offer bicycle developers as well as producers a variety of new ideas and solutions”
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Andreas HermeyResearch & Development e-chains
“Who wouldn't wish to be able to maintain a bike without lubricants and thus keep clean hands?”
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Lena Wölke-GlombMaterial development xiros
“The vision is that the world's plastic waste dumps will become valuable resources for bicycles.”
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Frank BlaseCEO igus
“With the igus:bike, you save valuable maintenance time thanks to the high-performance plastics used. Above all, a bicycle gearbox made mainly of plastic was unthinkable for a long time.”
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Michael OtrebowskiResearch and Development drylin

We are igus

Our trademark: Over 55 years of experience in the field of motion plastics


Picture history
Founding of igus GmbH
Günter Blase founds the company igus together with his wife Margret in a garage. In 1965, the first product made of plastic is already produced by injection molding: A valve cone for vehicle carburetors.

Sustainability in production

Climate neutrality by 2025: Our big step toward a green future

We at igus have made the aspect of sustainability the focus of our corporate activities. By 2025, we want our buildings and production to be CO₂ neutral. Find out what else we are up to.

Sustainability at igus
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Partners wanted

Do you want to be part of something big?

We are looking for strong corporate partnerships to help us make our vision of producing sustainable, maintenance-free and durable bicycles from recyclable materials a reality. If you would like to enter into a collaboration with us or place a press inquiry, we look forward to hearing from you.

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