About iwis

iwis is one of the world’s leading companies in the industry and a globally active technology leader in the field of high-precision, top-quality chain drive systems for automotive and industrial applications. We are a development and system partner for the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the

packaging, printing and food industries, and industrial conveying applications; we work as a team with our customers to develop new, powerful – or delicate, if necessary – solutions to meet every challenge.

Product portfolios of our business divisions

iwis engine systems

iwis mobility systems

Timing, camshaft, mass balancing and oil pump drives for the automotive industry, modular conrod VCS™ (Variable Compression Ratio System)

iwis drive systems

iwis drive systems

Precision roller chains, flat top chains, sprockets and chain tensioners for drives and conveyors, agricultural machine drive chains, technical service provider for industrial drive systems

iwis systemtechnik

iwis mechatronics

Precision stamped/bent sheet-metal components for the automotive and aerospace industries, electronic engineering, IT and communication technology, control and sensor technology and the mechanical, plant and equipment engineering industries.

locations worldwide

individual components produced every day


product versions in the iwis portfolio

Worldwide success

iwis, founded in 1916 and now run by the fourth generation of the same family, employs a total of 3,200 people at 50 locations. The company headquarters is in Munich.

As a result of its increasingly international orientation, iwis was able to raise its annual turnover to more than 750 million euros in 2022.

iwis has a comprehensive brand portfolio that includes JWIS, ELITE, FLEXON, EUROCHAIN (EC)  and ECOPLUS, as well as numerous successful product brands such as MEGAlife, CR, b.dry, CCM, iwidur or eliDUR, to name but a few.

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The cornerstones of our corporate strategy

As an innovative systems supplier, iwis makes an important contribution to improving the mobility of people and goods around the world.

We want to continue developing and offering solutions in the future that meet our own standards. Our corporate strategy helps us to keep our goals in mind: 

  • We are our customers’ preferred technology partner!
  • We are automotive and industry suppliers!
  • We are present globally and represented locally!
  • We offer components and systems!
  • We see e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and digitalisation as core opportunities for the future!
  • We strive for outstanding quality, efficiency and delivery reliability!
  • We are the most attractive employer!
  • We are a globally active family company and practise the values of our founder – the 10 Commandments for people striding ahead!

The key to our success: our employees

The decisive factor in our success is the individual strengths of our employees, their dedication to iwis, their professional qualifications and the strong belief in common values at our company.

iwis supports its employees according to their skills and potential, and in a modern, agile work environment. In the last few years, iwis has also become an increasingly intercultural company that welcomes diversity with open arms.

iwis employees on all five continents make valuable contributions based on their own personal viewpoint and experiences. This richness and diversity is the basis for the innovative products and solutions we offer our customers. In 2017, iwis was awarded the Family-Friendly Employer Quality Seal for the fourth year running.


We're proud of our awards. They show recognition of our work and performance, and are an incentive to achieve even more milestones.

iwis Company Structure

Company structure

Company structure

Worldwide success

iwis has a worldwide reputation as a supplier of high-end technical products, highest technical competence, yearslong experience and customer-oriented services. Our corporate culture is characterized as a family company. iwis has a decentralised organisational structure and is divided into four autonomous operational divisions. Learn more
iwis drive systems

Products and Brands

Products and Brands

iwis is versatile 

Technical perfection of highest quality for your success - that is our claim. For over 100 years iwis has stood for a wide range of sophisticated products and services. Our technology and chain design are focused on practical application requirements all over the world. Learn more
iwis Corporate Culture

Corporate culture

Corporate culture

We are those who stride ahead

Our philosophy and company mission statements describe what drives us, what makes us, and what is important to us: our motivation, our goals and the principles on which our actions are based. Learn more
iwis Environmental Management and Sustainability

Environmental Management

Environmental Management

We are aware of our responsibility

iwis is a leading European company that always acts in accordance with the principles of sustainability: environmental protection is an integral part of iwis corporate policy. Learn more


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