DRÄXLMAIER has joined the CharIN initiative

03. June 2022 With the membership DRÄXLMAIER takes an active role in the standardization of electric charging systems.​​​​​​​

As one of the pioneers in the market, DRÄXLMAIER has been shaping the future of emission-free mobility with its e-mobility solutions since 2009. After joining the Asian initiative Chademo, the role as a core member of CharIN (Charging Interface Initiative e.V.) represents the next necessary step to take an active role in designing the charging systems of the future.

Global association with over 260 members

CharIn was founded in 2015 by Audi, BMW, Daimler, Mennekes, Opel, Phoenix Contact, Porsche, TÜV Süd and VW. The non-profit organization is committed to promoting interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all types. The association operates globally and, with over 260 members, is one of the leaders in the field. Membership is open to all companies active in the field of e-mobility.

"Key role in setting a global standard"

"We believe that standardization will be critical to the success of the entire industry. By joining CharIN, we want to underscore our ambitions to play a key role in setting a global standard when it comes to charging battery-powered electric vehicles," says Dr. Markus Junginger, CTO at DRÄXLMAIER, explaining the decision to become part of the initiative as a core member.

Exchange in various focus groups

As a core member, DRÄXLMAIER is entitled to send representatives to various focus groups and actively participate in shaping the standards that will affect technical engineering in the future. Here, the topics of charging communication, charging interfaces and conformity tests are of particular interest to DRÄXLMAIER. In addition, the core membership offers the opportunity to network with other participants, whether OEMs or competitors, and thus to follow current developments at an early stage.
"When it comes to charging electric vehicles, we see a clear trend towards increasingly higher power classes, which is already changing standardization today. By joining, we can participate in the design at an early stage and align our products accordingly. This is an important step towards system leadership," says Thomas Weng, Product Line Manager for charging systems at DRÄXLMAIER.

General information


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 about 65 sites in over 20 countries. Founded in Germany in 1958, the company employs about 72,000 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 2021, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.6 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.