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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 future is called AGV

The market for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) is booming. According to a study by Research and Markets, the global market for AGVs will grow by 10.8 % to USD 3.64 billion by 2026. The areas of application are diverse, but we show you the top 3 fastest-growing markets for AGVs:

Logistics, medical industry, transportation

maxon - Innovations at the SPS  

  • IDX 56 industrial motors in combination with angular gearboxes and absolute encoders
  • ESCON2 module 60/30, a servo controller of the next generation
  • Sterilizable, high-torque GPX HP gearboxes
  • The extension of the EC frameless DT motors
  • The TSX RIO optical encoder for maximum positioning accuracy
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