maxon motor builds new Innovation Centre

26 January 2017

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maxon motor builds new Innovation Centremaxon motor is expanding its headquarters in Switzerland. Construction of the new Innovation Centre is due to start in February. The building is scheduled to be ready for use by summer 2018.

maxon motor is getting in shape for the future. The specialist manufacturer of DC motors and drive systems is expanding its headquarters in Switzerland, by building an Innovation Centre. The new facility will provide space for the research, development and production of medical drives. The Medical department will have double its current space. On a floor area of over 2000 square metres (nearly 25,000 sq ft), the smallest maxon motors will be manufactured, some with a thickness of only 4mm (0.16 in). These motors are used in applications such as insulin pumps, medication delivery systems and surgical robots. In order to meet the stringent quality demands in the medical field, the production area will be equipped with clean rooms, including a biocompatible room. With these measures, maxon motor is creating the basis for further growth in this important field.

maxon motor strives to continue its sustainable growth. The drive specialist already has more than 30 sales companies and six production sites worldwide. However, the backbone continues to be the Obwalden headquarters with its more than 1200 employees. Here an even stronger focus will be placed on research & development, medical technology, complete drive systems (mechatronics) and Industry 4.0. maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger says: “The new Innovation Centre is a move to strengthen our Swiss headquarters in order to become stronger internationally.”

maxon will invest approximately CHF 30 million in the Innovation Center. Go to to learn more.

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