maxon Group CEO Eugen Elmiger talks about the necessity of change in the digital age and shares his insights on where mechatronic drive technology is heading.
Sometimes you need to look back to understand what’s possible in the future. Many markets that maxon formerly served with drive solutions no longer exist in the same form today. Digitalization has revolutionized our customer base. Nowadays, highly complex mechatronic drive solutions are in demand — especially in medical technology, automation, and aerospace. Only those who are agile and innovative will continue to be successful in the drive technology market. Therefore, we are constantly asking ourselves: How do we want to achieve success in the long term? Who will our customers be in the future, and what will their requirements be?
We’ve been constantly evolving in recent years — from an electric motor specialist and components supplier to a global partner for high-precision mechatronic drive systems. System components are now more interconnected, with communication becoming increasingly important. Motor controllers by maxon play an important role in this respect because they are perfectly tuned to maxon drives. This synergy in drive technology benefits our customers by optimizing operational efficiency from their electric motors.