maxon is the worldwide leading provider of high-precision drive systems.

For more than 50 years, maxon has focused on customer-specific solutions, quality, and innovation. As a result, our modular product range has constantly been expanded and now includes:

  • Brushless and brushed DC motors
  • Brushless flat motors
  • Planetary gearheads, spur gearheads, special gearheads
  • Sensors
  • Servo amplifiers, positioning controllers
  • High-tech CIM and MIM components
  • Custom drives




Numbers and facts about maxon.

Legal formFamily-owned joint-stock company;
majority shareholder: Dr. Karl-Walter Braun
Company focusDrive technology
Number of employeesApprox. 3,050 worldwide, of which over 1,316 are based in Sachseln, Switzerland
Production volume5 million units and approx. 12,000 variations
Distribution networkWorldwide, in 40 countries
SalesCHF 568 Mio. consolidated (2019)
ProductsBrushless 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 marketsMedical technology
Industrial automation
Security technology
Measuring and testing technology
Automotive industry
Consumer applications
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