maxon precision motors has opened a new manufacturing facility.

The two-storey, 59,000ft2 facility is located within the Myles Standish Business Park in Taunton, Massachusetts, US.

Company officials led by president Chris Blake welcomed state and local officials, as well as invited guests to a grand opening event at the facility, which includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the building.

The new facility 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.

The new facility replaces a former sales / distribution and assembly operation in Fall River, Massachusetts, and will significantly expand maxon’s precision motors capabilities and employment.

Customers in the US will benefit from closer collaboration, which will provide value-added opportunities with faster turnaround. A localised supply chain with domestic vendors will also help build stronger customer relationships while reducing lead times.

Blake says: “Our vision is to be an integral part of maxon’s global growth strategy.

“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.