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Kwapil & Co

Drive technology and electronics

A leader in the field of drive technology since 1975.

Founded in 1975 by electrical engineer Kurt Kwapil, Kwapil & Co has been offering products from the world's leading suppliers of drive technology and electronics for more than 40 years. The range extends from motors and multi-axis controllers to complete mechatronic drive systems. In addition to its headquarters in Vienna, Kwapil & Co has branch offices in Linz (Austria), Brno (Czech Republic) and Poznan (Poland) as well as employees in Hungary. The sales territory extends from Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland and Slovenia to Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Serbia, among others. Kwapil & Co has been part of the Swiss maxon Group since 2012.

The right drive for every application. We offer solutions.

Based on our wide product range, consisting of products from maxon and third-party suppliers such as Oriental Motor, LinMot, Nidec Motors & Actuators, halstrup-walcher and many more, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of solutions. Our motors are not only used in industrial applications, but also in medical technology, logistics, the food industry, aerospace or the automotive industry. If the standard products are ever insufficient, we are also able to work with you to combine high-quality drive components in a mechatronic, customer-specific system.

The Kwapil & Co company building in 2010

The new maxon product catalog 2024/25 is here.

The maxon product catalog 2024/25 is now available. The wide maxon product range includes brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, encoders, positioning controllers, battery management systems and master controllers. New products will also be presented, e.g. the sterilizable GPX 16 and GPX 22 gearheads, extensions to the ECX series ECX-Speed, ECX-Flat and ECX-Prime, the innovative ESCON2 controller as well as detailed data sheets, technical tips and the maxon selection guide.

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Bikdrive Air - weight down, riding fun up.

maxon has been developing and building precision electric drives for 60 years. Our technology is designed to deliver as much power as possible in the smallest possible space.

This experience has helped us to develop a lightweight mid-motor e-bike system that provides natural support when required and can be invisibly integrated into elegant frames by bicycle manufacturers. Thanks to the compactness of the system, traditional frame designs can be implemented. For racing bikes, gravel, urban, kids' or mountain bikes.

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