Under the terms of the agreement, Straumann will obtain a 49 per cent stake in the joint venture company maxon dental GmbH, subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office.
According to a statement announcing the new partnership, maxon motor has decades of experience in ceramic injection moulding. maxon dental will use this experience to produce ceramic implants for Straumann.
“There are few – if any – technology providers in the world that can equal maxon motor with regard to innovation, expertise and reliability in CIM,” said Straumann CEO Marco Gadola. “Combining our strengths in dentistry with their technology leadership, the initial goal of our joint venture is to make ceramic implant treatments easier for dentists and more affordable for patients who want highly aesthetic, metal-free solutions.”
During the past 10 years, maxon motor has broadened the application of its ceramic injection moulding technology to include dental implants and owns various patents. The partnership now provides Straumann access to this technology.
Straumann has an option to increase its equity stake in maxon dental to full ownership in 2026.