With new drive in the USA.

In 1981, the US distribution partner of Interelectric, based south of San Francisco, was taken over and renamed to maxon precision motors, inc. This was a sign of acknowledgment of the growing importance of the American market.

At the same time, the minimotors under the name maxon became widely used in all industrialized countries. The revenue at that time measured over CHF 21 millions; the number of employees increased to 341.

In 1983, the ferrite line (F-motors) attained a price-performance ratio that at the time had not been thought possible. In addition, the modular product range was established: Motors, gearheads, digital tachometers.