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Maxon Motor opens new innovation centre

Technology firm Maxon Motor has opened its new Innovation Centre at its headquarters in Sachseln in the canton of Obwalden. The centre houses the production of microdrives for the medical technology industry.

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Maxon Motor invested some 30 million Swiss francs in its new Innovation Centre. The six-storey building opened earlier this month, making it the company's fifth building at its headquarters site in Sachseln. The new building is connected to the other buildings via footbridges.

The Innovation Centre houses various research and development departments. It also offers space for the production of microdrives for use in the medical technology industry. These drives are used in insulin pumps, medication delivery systems or surgical robots. 

According to a Maxon Motor statement, the new centre is an important part of the company's growth strategy. “With this step, we are strengthening our Swiss headquarters and our ability to focus even more on individual markets worldwide,” said CEO Eugen Elmiger zitieren.

Maxon Motor was founded in 1961 and has since become a global leader in high-precision drive systems. Its products are used in sectors such as medical technology, industrial automation, automotive, and air and space travel. The company employs 2,600 people worldwide, with 1,200 of them in Sachseln.

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