A History of Industry Leadership

The Marathon brand traces its history back to 1913 when a group of local businessmen founded the company in the small community of Wausau, Wisconsin.  The brand’s first product was an innovative, single phase 115VAC, 1/4 horsepower washing machine motor. That first customer has remained a loyal customer for over 104 years. Today, we design, engineer, and build motors from 1/4 to over 5000 horsepower with voltages from 120VAC to 13.8kV.  Our NEMA and IEC motors are used globally in both commercial and industrial applications.

Over the years, the Marathon brand has earned a reputation for dependability and quality in diverse applications. From variable speed motors used in commercial settings, and motors used for pumping to high speed extruders, to “Mission Critical” motors used on ice breakers in the Arctic, a Marathon motor is the right choice. When the motor nameplate says “Marathon,” you know you have a “Motor for the Long Run“.

The Marathon brand encompasses 1000s of products and solutions: Single and three phase AC motors, NEMA and IEC motors, low and medium voltage motors, PMDC motors, radial and axial flux motors.


  • Agriculture/Farm Motors
  • Aggregate Duty Motors
  • Air Moving Motors
  • Automotive Duty Motors
  • Chemical/Mining/Process Duty Motors
  • Commercial HVAC Motors
  • Fractional Motors
  • General Purpose Motors
  • Hazardous Duty® Motors
  • IEC Motors
  • Inverter/Vector Duty Motors
  • Medium Voltage Motors
  • PMAC Axial Flux Motors
  • PMAC Radial Flux Motors
  • PMDC Motors
  • Pool & Spa Motors
  • Pump Motors
  • Wash Down Duty Motors

Why us?

  • Items in Stock, Worldwide Shipment, Reliability, Fast Delivery
  • Attractive Prices, Quality, Expertise, Professional
  • 365 Days and 24/7 Service, Experience, Marine Expert

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