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item is the pioneer in building kit systems for industrial applications and a global market leader


One principle, unlimited possibilities

Today, the item product portfolio comprises more than 3,000 high-quality components designed for use in machine bases, work benches, automation solutions and lean production applications.

The MB Building Kit System for industrial applications and production equipment

How can machinery be built faster, more cost-efficiently and with improved flexibility? For more than 30 years, engineers around the world have been relying on the MB Building Kit System because it offers solutions that simply work. Over 350 different mix-and-match profiles, nuts and screws, handles and fasteners and even mechanical drive elements to create the customised solution for your specific needs!

Linear units longer than 6m

Want to save production costs? Automate your entire production line with item to increase output and quality while reducing labour costs at the same time. The Automation System offers ideal solutions for everything from simple positioning tasks right up to fully automated production lines. Automation technology from item helps you build slide systems with a stroke length of up to 24 meters.

Ready to boost productivity?

The concept of a tube system – but taken to a whole new level. The item Lean Production Building Kit System boosts your productivity. Easy to assemble, easy to convert – self-explanatory functional elements can be configured and reconfigured rapidly. As a universal and versatile system, it is ideal for building needs-based material provisioning and picking systems.

Your own customised work bench.

Your own customised work bench – fast, flexible, cost effective and ergonomic. Integrated into production lines, as a module for production islands or as a standalone work bench – item will always have the right solution for all your needs!

The Work Bench System from item makes all aspects of work bench design simple and intuitive. A wide range of ingenious accessories designed to complement production operations helps create ESD-safe assembly line work benches with systems for providing, picking and stowing materials and tools.

Free CAD data

Free CAD DVD – everything you need for your engineering projects.

Our cost-effective modular approach is supported by more than 3,000 CAD data sets. Get free access to CAD data in 2D and 3D in over 85 formats for more than 2,500 articles. Other powerful features include:

  • list function & assembly instructions
  • Create, open, merge and remove lists
  • List Manager & Deflection Calculator
  • Generate all your enquiries and orders by e-mail


The world of mechanical engineering in 26,000 keywords.

Simplify your day-to-day work with the item Glossary: the world of mechanical engineering in 26,000 keywords and approximately 1,000 glossary entries. It defines key terms in an explanatory text, sometimes with an accompanying picture or diagram. The glossary entries also indicate related terminology.

The item Glossary is designed to support everybody who works with specialist texts in English and is available free of charge as both a web application and an app. New entries are being added all the time!


Custom engineering and free design service

What we do for you:

  • Our engineers prepare technical drawings for your project according to your specifications
  • We use high-quality equipment to cut and machine profiles with exceptional accuracy
  • We reduce your shipping costs be delivering products in packsizes that are easier to handle than those for fully assembledsolutions
  • On receiving your assembly kit, all you need to do is put it together
  • No specialist assembly expertise is required, as all our profiles use smart fastening techniques that don’t require any welding


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Baghlaf Building Office 202
Al Khobar Al Shamalia
King Fahad Road with 17th St.
P.O.Box: 1948
31952 Al Khobar