Digital Transformation: Shaping our Digital Future


Digital talent and capabilities are key to the transformation. At DRÄXLMAIER, we are prepared.

With our digital transformation journey we are actively shaping our digital future. Digital transformation is not only about the technology. It enables our company to modernize legacy processes, accelerate and increase the efficiency of the workflows, strengthen the security, and insure sustainability. This is how we ensure our long-term success.​

In sum, our digital transformation strategy includes  several programs that cover all our business processes. Special focus lies on our “Digital Core”, linked to our underlying business processes. That enables us to maintain our strong position in the market and our competitiveness

Our goal: a comprehensive, globally integrated process and system landscape. To reach this, we drive – for example –  one of the largest global SAP S/4HANA implementation projects. Across all locations worldwide, at around 60 plants in 20 countries. We now have the unique opportunity of optimizing all the areas of the company – namely people, organization, processes, data and systems – through digital business transformation. For us, digitization is not an end in itself, but rather an inevitable basic requirement to respond to the growing product diversity and complexity in our industry

Only one example, how we shape digital transformation at DRÄXLMAIER. Our projects combine exciting prospects and wide-ranging opportunities for creative minds. Digital transformation shifts the mindset of how DRÄXLMAIER group is creating value for our end-customers, and none of that would be possible without digital empowered employees. You included! Become part of or digital story.

Digital Technology @ TU München


We unite the highest level of research and development on our path towards the growing digitalization of our company. The DRÄXLMAIER Campus is located at the center of the Technical University of Garching by Munich. This is where young software experts, engineers, and designers join forces with postgraduates, student employees, and interns to develop promising technologies for the future of the automotive industry. This is active start-up culture in a family business.

The philosophy behind it says it all: The DRÄXLMAIER Campus is a think tank with some of the best-of-the-best that revolves around the megatrends of the automotive industry – from e-mobility and connectivity to autonomous driving. Research and development go beyond just the theoretical level, focusing on implementing and realizing new mobility solutions. In other words, it’s a place for automotive trendsetters as well as future strategists, tinkerers, and production designers.

Artificial intelligence is another research topic at the DRÄXLMAIER Campus. For example, the team is exploring simulation models and machine learning algorithms for digital services related to battery status detection in electric vehicles.

Digitalization and digital transformation require special methodologies, ranging from design thinking and Kanban to scrum: In addition to these kinds of agile approaches with daily stand-up meetings, Garching also places emphasis on digital collaboration.

Digital collaboration – even before the days of the pandemic


New technologies are changing our working world – with tremendous momentum. They merge the physical and digital world, creating entirely new possibilities for interaction and collaboration. Engineers at our locations in the US, for example, are successfully working with HoloLens. This mixed-reality technology fuses intuitive interactions between humans, computers, and the environment. In projects, they make a valuable contribution to increasing efficiency in production.

Our projects are always international. During the pandemic, digital collaboration intensified significantly. But even in normal times, we take advantage of all the possibilities afforded by modern technology to meet digitally, find solutions, exchange ideas, or even maintain equipment.