item – one principle, unlimited possibilities
item is the pioneer in building kit systems for industrial applications and a global market leader. It has been designing and marketing construction solutions for machinery, fixtures and plants since 1976. Today, the item product portfolio comprises more than 4000 high-quality components designed for use in machine bases, work benches, automation solutions and lean production applications.
item was established in 1976 by two young and ambitious engineers, Gerrit Pies and Wolfgang Rixen. To begin with, the startup company focussed on designing, building and marketing specialist machinery.
The highly specialised, cost-effective and high-performance machinery from item offered ingenious solutions for complex requirements.
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