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Maxon Motor


Precision DC motors since 1961.


Legal form
Family-owned joint-stock company;majority shareholder: Dr. Karl-Walter Braun

Company focus
Drive technology

Number of employees
Approx. 2,500 worldwide, of which over 1,200 are based in Sachseln, Switzerland

Production volume
5 million units and approx. 12,000 variations

Distribution network
Worldwide, in 40 countries

CHF 567.8 million (2019)


  • Brushless and brushed DC motors
  • Planetary gearheads, spur gearheads, special gearheads
  • Sensors, encoders
  • Servo amplifiers, positioning controllers
  • CIM and MIM components
  • Customized drives and system solutions

Main markets

  • Medical technology
  • Industrial automation
  • Security technology
  • Measuring and testing technology
  • Communication
  • Automotive industry
  • Consumer applications
  • Aerospace
The Maxon Motor's headquarters in the 1960s
The Maxon headquarters in the 1960s
Maxon Motor - The manufacturing site in Sexau,Germany
The manufacturing site in Sexau, Germany
Maxon Motor - The factory in Veszprém, Hungary
The factory in Veszprém, Hungary
  • Manufacturer of DC and BLDC motors, gearheads, controllers
  • Custom drive systems, quantities as low as a single unit
  • Certified for aerospace and medical applications

Interested to know more?
Here are the Maxon Motor products at a glance