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Maicowerk A.G. was founded in 1926, originally assembling 98 and 123 cc Ilo two stroke motors. After World War II the West German motorcycle manufacturer began producing its own unit construction two stroke engines, selling engines and complete motorcycles. Maico (pronounced MY-co, similar to "Kaiser") made a brief foray into the automobile business with their own line of microcars in the late 1950s. Maico have also made Go kart engines.The maico factory was founded during the 1930's by Otto and Wilhelm Maisch. Since Wilhelm had a background in the National socialist party during the world war II he could only be a minority owner as stipulated by government laws in the post war period. Wilhelms sons, Hans, Peter and Wilhelm Jr started to work for maico after their education and regained some control over the development and business into the hands of Wilhelm.