1960 to 1969: New products

From electrical systems
to instrument panels

DRÄXLMAIER produced door panels for the Goggomobil. Over time, additional interior products were added, including the instrument panel and gearshift lever. DRÄXLMAIER had multiplied its product range many times over within the shortest possible time.

In 1960, the company installed the first lines for high-frequency welding of door panels. At the same time, vacuum forming of thermoplastic films was introduced for manufacturing instrument panels.

New product segment

The raw material for processing leather into automobile interiors was literally right outside the door. Lower Bavarian cattle could provide more than enough hides, which could then be processed by the company by hand and with a great deal of expertise.

Since 1964, DRÄXLMAIER also deals with the production of parts made of deep-drawn and foamed polyurethanes, i.e. plastic parts. 

DRÄXLMAIER built its own company building at Brückenstrasse in Vilsbiburg. It was eventually occupied in 1964.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

With its entry into the premium interior market, DRÄXLMAIER began production of door panels. First just for BMW, later for other automobile manufactures as well, such as Audi, Daimler or Porsche.

This is the door of the Audi A2 from 2000, which at that time was the lightest door in the world, and thus DRÄXLMAIER was already ahead of its time and the focus on sustainability.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

DRÄXLMAIER went into series production with this door for the BMW Z4. The model was produced until 2016.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

DRÄXLMAIER already delivered the complete interior for the Porsche Panamera in 2006. This door is from the year 2009.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

DRÄXLMAIER manufactured this door for the Jaguar XF. It went into series production in 2007.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

DRÄXLMAIER manufactured this door for the BMW i3. The motto: Visible Nature.

DRÄXLMAIER interior

Door panels in transformation

This door belongs to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Its production started in 2014.

1970 to 1979: Expansion into other countries

From Vilsbiburg into the world