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.
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.