The company was founded in 1931 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Over the decades it has been recognised worldwide as a specialist in the field of high performance electromechanical drive systems.
The personal contact and the technical competence of the employees ensure that customer service remains today, as in the future, of prime importance.
Mechatronic specialist in the Research, Development and Engineering departments, combined with the traditional, Swiss made, quality standard, ensure satisfaction of the most demanding requirements.
Today, the Portescap team employs 600 people around the world. Extensive training and personal involvement along with a genuine team spirit guarantee the customer the optimum motion solution.
The majority of the escap° products are designed, engineered and manufactured at the parent company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchatel. The Marly/Fribourg production centre is mainly devoted to manufacturing motors derived from the disc magnet technology and brushless motor. The Portescap company is approved to ISO 9001.
Low inertia DC motors
Ironless rotor motor technology with cylindrical skew winding using AlNiCo or rare earth permanent magnet and precious metal or copper - graphite commutation
Motor Technology using permanent magnets type AlNiCo or rare earth with a high ratio power / volume
Low inertia stepper motors
High performance rare earth disc magnet technology allowing unique dynamic performances
Spur gear and planetary technology