DRÄXLMAIER Group is Top Employer 2019

15. February 2019 For its strong focus on employees, the premium automobile supplier DRÄXLMAIER was once more distinguished as a Top Employer 2019 by the Top Employers Institute.

The DRÄXLMAIER Group was acclaimed the “Top Automotive Employer in Germany” in 2019 for the twelfth consecutive time; once again, this makes the company one of the outstanding employers in the automobile industry in Germany this year. In a major employer survey, independent consultants from expert accounting firms evaluated the HR processes and strategies of the participating companies on behalf of the Top Employers Institute.

“The certification and the audit were very demanding and extensive. The standards are set higher every year, and all the participating companies constantly have to work hard to achieve successful results for the certification,” said Frank Heger, who is responsible for Recruiting Germany at the DRÄXLMAIER Group. To be certified as a Top Employer, all those taking part in the survey have to meet an internationally defined standard. Only the best employers receive the coveted award. The Top Employers Institute in Düsseldorf, which has been distinguishing top employers throughout the world since 1991, honors companies with outstanding employee orientation that are permanently working on implementing and enhancing their personnel strategies to create a working environment enabling employees to develop in the direction of their specific objectives.

In 2019, DRÄXLMAIER once again made its presence felt with its concepts. “Our career programs, our various career opportunities, flexible working time models and many other HR initiatives enable us to meet the wishes and needs of our employees in an optimal way,” explained Anna Windhager, who accepted the award on behalf of the entire team. “Receiving this award shows that we are an attractive again this year.”

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 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.