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maxon motor Expands Production in Switzerland and Hungary
March 8, 2007
maxon motor ag is expanding its production capacities to meet a rising demand for high precision drive systems.
The company's headquarters in Sachseln, Switzerland will be expanded by 4,700 meters squared and the production site in Veszprem, Hungary will be increased by 1,200 meters squared. The capital expenditure on this project totals more than 23 million Swiss francs, according to the company's press release.
The Technology Center III in Sachseln recently opened to provide adequate layout for micro technology, plastic injecting molding and electronics and system technology. Construction criteria for this undertaking will be focused in particular on environmentally-friendly energy usage so the building will be cooled in the summer by ground water and heater by geothermal heat.
The production site in Hungary specializes in producing maxon motor sub-assemblies and the company plans to have the expansion complete by September. The new facility will accommodate 500 staff members, as opposed to the current 140.