This July, the DRÄXLMAIER Group opened its doors for one day to its employees and their families. Under blue skies, around 5,000 guests came to the headquarters in Vilsbiburg, Germany, for a day full of interesting and fun-filled activities.
Not only did the Family Day guests find plenty of information about the company, they could also check out various specialized teams exhibiting their skills and competences. Members from the Prototyping, Tooling and Specialty Equipment Construction departments demonstrated some of the most modern machinery in use at the site.
A special attraction was the exhibit showcasing many historical and current customer vehicles that featured DRÄXLMAIER products. Historic objects from the 1960s provided insight about the company's history as well.
Balloon artists and face painters excited the many children in attendance. Young people also had the chance to inform themselves about the training and apprenticeship opportunities in the DRÄXLMAIER Training Center.
Michael Jahn works in Special Machine Construction and is responsible for robot programming. He brought his son, Leonhard, to Family Day. “The kids want know what mom or dad are doing during the week," Jahn said. "I was pleased to be able to show my son everything." Ten-year-old Leonhard was impressed: “I could hardly wait for Family Day. I like it very much here,” said the boy who is fascinated by technology.
Manuela Saxstetter, who works in Production Equipment Coordination at DRÄXLMAIER and has been with the company since 2000, came to Family Day with her parents, sister, brother-in-law and nieces. “We are so pleased to be able to see all this," said her mother, Christine Saxstetter. "We’ll look at everything."
Karim Lobayed from Interior Development at DRÄXLMAIER has been with the company since 2012. He comes from Marocco and brought his two daughters to Family Day. “I like living in Bavaria and working at DRÄXLMAIER," he said. "I particularly like the family atmosphere at the company.”
"It's great to be able to discover areas you never get to see otherwise," said Vitali Becker who has been working at DRÄXLMAIER since 2011. He came with his wife and their two daughters, Emma and Evelyn. “This is my first visit to the DRÄXLMAIER Group, and I’m impressed," said his wife. The girls were especially drawn to the cotton candy and the face painting stands.