maxon is strengthening its global presence and extending its sales network, with a new sales office in Monterrey, Mexico, to provide customer service locally. maxon is known not only for its precision and reliability but also for its proximity to customers.
With the new Lightrider E Ultimate, Swiss bicycle manufacturer Thömus is launching the world's first full-suspension cross-country electric mountain bike weighing less than 15 kilograms. This record-breaking weight is made possible by the small and efficient maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR drive in the extremely lightweight Thömus ultra-high modulus carbon frame.
maxon reaches a record-breaking year of revenue in 2021. Contributors included, a strong growth in Europe and Asia, numerous new products launched and incoming orders at an all-time high.
Sachseln, Switzerland. – The maxon Group announces its tremendous revenue gains in 2021. Compared with the previous year, the revenue grew by 13.2% to a new record level of CHF 626.5 million (from CHF 553.5 million in the previous year). In addition, in the current year, the volume of orders in hand is the highest it has ever been in the more than 60 years of the company’s existence.
Swiss bicycle manufacturer Thömus and drive specialist maxon are entering into a partnership in cross-country cycling. As part of this cooperation, maxon is providing its e-bike platform to Thömus as the basis for an electric mountain bike for World Cup training. They also plan to make this bike available to the retail trade in the future.
Stefan Müller has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the maxon Group. Previously head of the Mobility Solutions business unit, he will take up his post on January 1, 2022. Also, this summer, Andreas Richter joined the Group's management as Chief Operations Officer (COO).
maxon presents a new frameless BLDC motor with matching encoder that really comes into its own in dynamic applications. At the same time, we are also presenting a new series of ECX flat motors for a wide range of robotics applications. This heralds the arrival on the market of several solutions for design engineers grappling with tight spaces.
In Obwalden (Switzerland), maxon has invested CHF 16 million into erecting a new production building at the exact same location where everything started 60 years ago. Where shearing foils were made back in the day, precision drive systems for high-tech applications are now produced.
Italian premium road bike manufacturer Cipollini and Swiss bike manufacturer TRANSALPES launch their new lightweight e-bikes with the maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR. The Cipollini Flusso is a performance e-road bike that weighs only 10.7 kg. With a weight of less than 16 kg, the TRANSALPES E1 sets standards in the electrified trail and enduro segment. Both e-bikes put a natural feel at the center of the riding experience.
First maxon’s drives flew on Mars in the NASA helicopter - now they're letting bike riders lift off. After several years of development, the company presents the BIKEDRIVE Air – a light and invisible e-bike system consisting of a mid-mounted motor, integrated battery, and control element. It can be used to build extremely lightweight racing, gravel, urban, and mountain bikes. The first bicycles made by maxon customers will be introduced to the market this year.
Sachseln, Switzerland – The maxon Group based in Sachseln, Switzerland, succeeded in largely keeping its revenue stable in the demanding 2020 financial year, in spite of the difficult market conditions caused by the COVID-19 situation. The revenue amounted to CHF 553.5 million, compared to CHF 567.8 million in the previous year. There were some revenue losses in the automotive and aviation sectors, however, maxon was able to largely compensate this with the huge demand for drives for precise laboratory automation and ventilators in the fight against the coronavirus. This quick pivot required a high degree of flexibility and pragmatism from the management and employees. Undeterred by all the crises of 2020, maxon invested CHF 50.3 million in new factories, machines and systems. The cash flow amounted to CHF 37.1 million, compared to CHF 44.9 million in the previous year. Worldwide, the maxon Group has 3,059 employees at nine production sites.