Mastering New Challenges
"I am facing greater challenges every day - and that is exactly what I like about my work", emphasizes Fathi Ben Khalifa who started his career at DRÄXLMAIER one and a half years ago. After working for a local Tunisian company in textile industry he decided to take the step into an international company. "What I really like at DRÄXLMAIER is the diversity. I am dealing with people from different countries every day - this is challenging but also very enriching", explains Fathi.
Dealing with new technologies
The IT specialist is a member of the network team at the DRÄXLMAIER site in Sousse. While keeping all employees connected, Fathi is daily dealing with new technologies: "At DRÄXLMAIER I am able to learn a lot of new techniques and to improve my existing knowledge. It has been my ambition since school to work in a modern IT environment and with regard to this, one can say that I am professionally currently living my dream."
Wide range of tasks
In his daily work Fathi is often dealing with office workers but also with the Blue Collars in production. "My team is covering a wide range of tasks - besides cloud solutions which enable my colleagues to work securely from home we are also taking care of the WiFi-connection of our machines in the production area. Especially the latter often means finding time-sensitively solutions", explains Fathi.
Give and take
When Fathi is talking about his job, he describes his work at DRÄXLMAIER as a 'give and take': "I am doing my very best every day and at the same time I get a lot back from my company."
The DRÄXLMAIER Group supplies premium automobile manufacturers worldwide with complex wiring harness systems, central electrical and electronic components, exclusive interiors, and battery systems for electromobility. The combination of core competencies in the interior, electrical, electronic and battery systems areas makes DRÄXLMAIER unique in the industry. The company thereby covers the entire process chain, from the initial idea, through the development and production process, and up to precisely in-sequence delivery of the products to the assembly lines of premium automobile manufacturers. The inventor of the customer-specific wiring harness, the DRÄXLMAIER Group develops pioneering wiring harness technology as well as electrical and electronic components, all directly in-house. These include multi-voltage and high-voltage wiring harness systems, battery management systems and intelligent power distributors. DRÄXLMAIER is working on the future of emission-free mobility with its solution for low-voltage and high-voltage battery systems. As a market leader for interior systems in premium automobiles, the DRÄXLMAIER Group also supplies premium automobile manufacturers with ambient lighting, center consoles, door panels and instrument panels, as well as complete door and cockpit modules.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group is an international automotive supplier with more than 60 sites in over 20 countries. Founded in Germany in 1958, the company employs more than 75,000 employees throughout the world. For the DRÄXLMAIER Group as an owner-managed business, responsible and long-range thinking has always been the basis for economic success. It is therefore a core element of its strategy to design its business and production processes, as well as its products, in a more sustainable manner and in that way to increase the competitiveness of the company on a long-term basis.
In 2019, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.9 billion euro. Customers of this member of the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers include Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche and Volkswagen, as well as Californian automotive manufacturers.