Founding of the Interelectric AG.

maxon motor can look back on half a century of history. Innovation and quality have driven the company since the beginning. It all began in the picturesque Obwalden canton, in central Switzerland.

On December 5, 1961, Interelectric AG, today maxon motor ag, was founded in the council chamber of the Sarnen town hall, as the production plant of Braun, the electrical engineering company based in Frankfurt.

Interelectric's choice of Sarnersee as operating location was the result of pressure from the officials: At the end of the 1950s, what was then the Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Labor (BIGA) threatened to withdraw the work and residency visas of the German employees at the Braun distribution center in the Aargau canton, if the Frankfurt-based electronic appliance manufacturer did not launch a production site in Switzerland. Obwalden was considered as a possible site. As a result, the brothers Erwin and Artur Braun founded Interelectric AG in 1961.