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MAXON Computer GmbH was founded in 1986 by the current CEOs Harald Egel, Harald Schneider and Uwe Bärtels. The company's headquarters is located in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, just north of Frankfurt Main.

In 1998 MAXON opened its U.S. subsidiary, MAXON Inc., in California and added its U.K. subsidiary, MAXON Ltd., in 2001. MAXON products are sold by over 40 distributors in over 70 countries worldwide.

In early 2000 the Munich, Germany-based Nemetschek AG (www.nemetschek.de) acquired a 70% share of MAXON. 30% remain in the ownership of the company founders.

MAXON Computer has established itself as one of the leading software developers for 3D graphics. MAXON began as a publisher of computer trade magazines and hardware and software developer. Over the years, MAXON's focus moved exclusively to the development of 3D software packages for graphics.

MAXON's product line is centered around its core applications CINEMA 4D, a leading animation package for media production, and BodyPaint 3D, its pioneering 3D painting package. These applications are characterized by their speed, dependability and state-of-the-art technology.

MAXON Computer works closely with numerous hardware manufacturers, often being the first to adapt its software to the newest technologies. MAXON's client list includes BMW AG, Henkel KgaA, mobilcom AG, Siemens VDO, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Vitra and many more.

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