About item North America


In October of 1996, the Nordhauss family from Solingen, Germany decided to leave the umbrella of item International and start a new life and company in the United States…specifically Akron Ohio.

This new company was originally incorporated as item MB Kit Systems to avoid conflict with an operation doing business as item Products in the Houston Texas area.

Legal proceedings were initiated and item Products eventually changed their name to IPS or Industrial Profile Systems, clearing the path for item MB Kit Systems to eventually become item North America.  

item North America is an engineering and design firm which focuses on the use of structural aluminum profiles and modular components to create robust structures, sub-structures, machine bases, frames, work stations, laser enclosures, sound containment enclosures, custom or specialty enclosures and a wide array of applications to replace welded, painted steel.

On the motion control side, item’s machine building system of actuator components can be used to design and build belt driven linear actuators, gantry robots, Cartesian robots, pick & place units, positioning & indexing systems, single and multi axis automation systems.
item extrusions are so precise that linear motion can be created through the use of the T-slots on many of the 320 different aluminum extrusions.

If necessary, item North America can deliver ball screws or screw driven actuators up to 110 inches in length with five and twenty pitch screws.

item America has developed a wide customer base in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico and ships globally per customer needs.

If you are looking for item MB Kit Systems, item North America, item USA, item Products, item Akron or item International, you have come to the right place.


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