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Igus Joins as an Official Partner, Elevating Innovation for the Bridgestone Ilanga Cup

Bridgestone Ilanga Cup, the much-anticipated solar vehicle, closed circuit, 12-hour endurance event, proudly announces a significant collaboration with Igus, a world-renowned manufacturer of motion plastics. We are excited to reveal Igus as an official partner of the event. Igus has stepped forward as the ideal partner for the Bridgestone Ilanga Cup.

Renowned for their pioneering motion plastics and engineering solutions, Igus will infuse innovation and excellence into the heart of the event. This partnership amplifies the event's dedication to pushing boundaries and embracing advancements, perfectly aligned with Igus' commitment to groundbreaking solutions that elevate performance and reliability. Igus' products are known for their durability, minimal maintenance requirements, and resilience in extreme conditions.

"Our mission is to improve what moves and what better way to do it than in the Bridgestone Ilanga Cup," stated Juan-Eric Davidtz, Product Manager at Igus. The Bridgestone Ilanga Cup thrives on breaking barriers and embracing innovation, and with Igus on board, we are excited to enhance the event experience even further. By integrating Igus' cutting-edge motion plastics technology, we are confident that our event will provide an unparalleled platform for participating teams to demonstrate their skills and redefine what's possible.

For more information on Igus and its trailblazing solutions, please visit

About Igus:

Igus GmbH develops and produces motion plastics. These lubrication-free, high-performance polymers improve technology and reduce costs wherever things move. In energy supplies, highly flexible cables, plain and linear bearings, and lead screw technology made of tribo-polymers, Igus is the worldwide market leader. The family-run company based in Cologne, Germany, is represented in 35 countries and employs 4,900 people across the globe. In 2021, Igus generated a turnover of €961 million. Research in the industry's largest test laboratories constantly yields innovations and more user security. 234,000 articles are available from stock and the service life can be calculated online. In recent years, the company has expanded by creating internal startups, e.g. for ball bearings,

robot drives, 3D printing, the RBTX platform for Lean Robotics, and intelligent "smart plastics" for Industry 4.0. Among the most important environmental investments are the "change" program – recycling of used e-chains - and the participation in an enterprise that produces oil from plastic waste.


For event media queries, please contact:

Emma-maryn Gouws

+27 79 219 0287

For Igus queries, please contact:

Juan-Eric Davidtz

Product Manager

+27 11 312 1848

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