Company officials led by Chris Blake, mpm president welcomed state/local officials and invited guests to a grand opening event at the facility in the morning of March 20, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the building.
The new building will provide design engineering and production operations, significantly advancing maxon precision motors presence and capabilities in North America. Its opening is an integral component in an ongoing global growth strategy underway by the privately owned Swiss company, in business since 1961.
maxon motor is a provider of precision DC motors and drive technology with distribution and sales in 40 countries worldwide. maxon’s products include brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors/encoders and customized drives. Its highly engineered products are used in a wide range of industries and applications including medical technology, industrial automation, robotics, security and communications, aerospace, automotive, and measurement/testing.
The new facility replaces a former sales/distribution and assembly operation at 101 Waldron Road in Fall River, Mass., and will significantly expand maxon precision motors capabilities and employment. U.S.-based customers will benefit from closer collaboration that will provide value-added opportunities with faster turnaround. Plus, a localized supply chain with domestic vendors will help build stronger customer relationships while reducing lead times.
“Our vision is to be an integral part of maxon’s global growth strategy,” explained Blake, who heads up the U.S. management team. “With expanded engineering services in place, our customers will enjoy a closer collaboration on design and manufacturing and have a more direct line to our team during concept development, which will include rapid prototyping to better execute customer-specific products.”
The new Taunton facility will include offices and conference areas, space for warehousing, and significant manufacturing space. It will integrate engineering with true high-volume manufacturing capabilities.