Choosing the best of the best
Vilsbiburg. Music, show and a little glamour – with the presentation of the Excellence Awards, the automobile supplier DRÄXLMAIER decorated employees who made outstanding contributions to the company. For that occasion, more than 200 invited guests came to the Bernlochner Stadtsäle in Landshut, including the nominees in the four categories of Market and Customer Orientation, Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability.
„We must make it our goal to strive for excellence in our daily work“, said the Vice Chairman of the DRÄXLMAIER Group Franz Haslinger in his welcome speech. “The winners of today’s Excellence Awards have impressed us with their ideas and consistent implementation. They are outstanding examples of operational excellence.”
Successful vehicle projects, innovative technologies for smart, sustainable materials, creative concepts for greater customer satisfaction: Many employees and executives in the DRÄXLMAIER Group have distinguished themselves through their outstanding achievements. A jury of experts selected three finalists in each category from a large number of recommendations.
Oscar-feeling in Landshut
At the festive gala, the nominees waited in suspense for the award of the coveted prizes. The names of the winners selected by the jury, concealed in tightly sealed envelopes, remained a secret right up to the moment the winners finally accepted their award on stage.
Impressive concepts, excellent implementation
Finally, the vehicle project team that was given an exceptional testimony by the customer, and the Site Manager of a DRÄXLMAIER site in Tunisia heard „And the winner is…”.
And awards were also presented to two teams that developed new technologies for the world market leader of leather-laminated interiors in the premium segment, DRÄXLMAIER, and took the technologies right up to serial production: The thin-wall foaming method that improves the manufacture of interior parts in the vehicle and an innovative lamination method that makes leather processing much more resource-friendly.
It was the third presentation of the Excellence Awards by the DRÄXLMAIER Group. With these internal prizes, the automobile supplier honors employees and teams for their excellent achievements every two years.
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 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 2020, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.2 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.