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Acquisition

Zub Machine Control becomes part of Maxon Motor

Published 2017-09-29

With the acquisition Maxon expands its product portfolio to multi-axes controllers.

Looking forward to their shared future (left to right): Eugen Elmiger (CEO of Maxon Motor), Dieter Bieler (Zub Machine Control) and Uwe Oeftiger (new general manager of Zub Machine Control) (Photo: Maxon)

Both Swiss companies provide CANopen motion controllers. The acquisition is immediately effective. Zub located in Rothenburg (Switzerland) is specialized in motion control and multi-axis control in the field of industrial automation and generated sales of CHF 3,5 million in 2016. The company's products and 30 years of experience will enrich Maxon’s drive portfolio in the area of complete system solutions. The drive specialist is already working on various system integration projects in the fields of e-mobility and robotics, for example. The first product from this business area is Maxon’s Bikedrive, an e-bike solution for pedelecs consisting of a rear motor, battery, and the Powergrip (controller).

"We are delighted that Zub Machine Control is joining the Maxon Group," commented Eugen Elmiger, CEO of Maxon. It is intended to synchronize the development of the all-inclusive motion control solutions and the business operations of both companies. The executive management of Zub will be entrusted to Dr. Uwe Oeftiger, who already heads Maxon's advanced robotics & systems business unit. Dieter Bieler, the company's previous general manager, will remain at Zub in an advisory role.

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