AN INTRODUCTION TO MAXON
THE MAXON EXPERIENCE
At Maxon, we still maintain the same values that we did when the company was founded in 1957. We remain a family-held company with an unrivaled dedication to service and technological innovation. As is evident in our philosophy of Continuous Improvement, we are actively involved in both the daily and overall development of our company to ensure that everyone, from our customers to our employees, receives the benefits of the MAXON EXPERIENCE.
Maxon may not be a familiar name in the UK, but we are the largest privately-owned tail lift manufacturer in the world. Our 50 year history has been powered by innovation. From the invention of the original Tuk-A-Way folding tail lift in 1957 to the most durable MaxPro paint processes today. And we are committed to staying at the technical forefront in the next 50 years as well.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE
Maxon is expanding globally with the infrastructure to support large international fleets with innovative, price-competitive products. This translates to new MAX-series products, enhanced customer service, and additional resources to meet your specific needs.
Larry Lugash with one of the first MAXON tuk a ways
Founder & Sons
Murray, Larry and Max Lugash in 1959
MAXON’s Family Management Team Today
Casey (Support Functions)
Maxine (Manufacturing and Engineering)
Brent (Marketing, Sales and Customer Service)
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MAXON LIFT CORP in the UK
MAXON Lift Corp. UK Limited,
Peterborough, CambridgeshireAlthough Maxon may not be a familiar name in the UK, we are dedicated to proving ourselves as a leading provider of innovative, dependable, price-competitive products, and expanding our MAX series of tail lifts in meaningful and useful ways.
Maxon's 50-year history has been powered by innovation and we remain a family-held company with unrivalled dedication to our customers. Company leaders and decision-makers are readily available to determine how best to serve your needs and are committed to working with you to produce the best possible product for your needs. As is evident in our philosophy of continuous improvement, we are actively involved in both the daily and overall development of our company to ensure that everyone, from our customers to our employees, receives the benefits of the Maxon Experience.
This singular focus has enabled Maxon to grow from the inventor of the original Tuk-A-Way® folding tail lift to the largest manufacturer of tail lifts in the world today. During 2011 Maxon created our own wholly owned UK Company to further extend the Maxon Experience. Operating from modern offices and warehouses in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, experienced employees manage the UK activities backed up by the commitment and support of the larger Maxon team. MAXON's UK tail lift specifications are defined specifically for the UK market and all designs are put through rigorous product evaluation, static overload testing, dynamic life cycling and hazard review in our Research and Development facility to ensure complete compliance with the requirements of EC Directive 2006/42/EC, Supply of Machinery - for CE marking, and EC Standard BS EN1756-1:2001+A1:2008, Tail Lifts – Platform lifts for mounting on wheeled vehicles – Safety requirements.
Maxon Lift Corp. UK is pleased to announce, after thorough and rigorous testing incorporating design and manufacture appraisal, compliance for Rear Underrun Protective Devices in accordance with UNECE Regulation 58.02 requirements, as verified by the Vehicle Certification Agency, and received Type Approval certification for the UK tail lift range.
Our dedicated UK website, www.maxonlift.co.uk, provides comprehensive information on current products and acts as a reliable resource of information accessible to all, including product manuals, procedures and contact information for Maxon Authorised Service Agents across the UK that are able to provide 24hr assistance when required. The UK warehouses stock a large number of new tail lifts available for short lead time delivery and provide easy access to spare parts from our UK inventory and we are fully able to provide the pre and after sales services required by a modern tail lift operator.
Our commitment extends beyond providing the best service and products, Maxon are dedicated to proving ourselves as a leading supplier of innovative, price-competitive tail lifts. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
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MAXON'S ENGINEERING EXPERTISE
Before any fabrication begins . . .
Gaining market leadership is an accomplishment in itself for any business. Maintaining it, however, is a true triumph. As the pioneer of the liftgate industry, we have defined the elements required for success. As the leader, we not only apply them to our business, but are constantly striving to improve upon them. The following are some of the distinguishing attributes that make up THE MAXON EXPERIENCE.
• A progressive design software used to create 3-Dimensional,
• Allows for review of a design and its functionality from every angle.
• Performs strength, strain and interference tests on a computer
moving models.model, so any necessary changes can be
moving models.made before any fabrication begins.
• Easily converts 3D models into flat print drawings, completely
moving models.eliminating draft errors.
• Technologically accelerated software cuts drawing lead times
moving models.in half, enabling us to respond to customer
moving models.needs even faster.
• Enables engineers to design beyond the liftgate itself.
moving models.This software allows us to create the simplest
and most efficient methods to ship and package the units.
• Maxon is expanding globally with the infrastructure to support large
international fleets. We look forward to the opportunity of working
• State-of-the-art R&D Center is located in Southern California and
is also the home to all Operational Departments.
• Prototypes are built and tested with advanced computerized
— Cycle Testing
— Destructive Testing
— Stress Analysis Testing
— Load Testing
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MAXON'S MANUFACTURING OPERATION
• Product Certifications are performed, monitored and documented
by both Quality and Engineering Departments.
• Quality control procedures are used throughout the
manufacturing process, including the principles of Six Sigma,
5S and ISO 9000.
• Maxon Welding School: Maxon welders undergo training in the
factories and are certified under ASWA standards.
• 100% of our MTB and BMRA models are cycle tested at our factory,
eliminating the need for adjustment that normally takes place
at the installation point.
• All of our liftgate products undergo a 4 Stage Paint Process,
which consists of cleaning, etching, priming and painting with
high-gloss automotive finish, to ensure a long lasting protective
seal against the forces of nature.
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