Transport with less CO2 emission
As a globally operating automobile supplier, the DRÄXLMAIER Group has been using Logistics solutions for many years that help reduce emissions that are harmful for the climate. Together with other initiators, the company is now presenting examples of projects for increased climate protection in the transport sector in its new Website 2° - Logistics.
Promoting an exchange of ideas on climate protection
The aim of the Website is to promote and enhance climate-friendly logistics by exchanging knowledge throughout the industry and the companies. Users can complete the free-of-charge interactive online platform themselves, thus promoting an exchange through smart logistics solutions. Small and medium-sized companies can use it to obtain figures based on experience with more sustainable Logistics.
„We want to share our pool of experience in innovative and climate-friendly Transport Logistics on the platform with other companies. That way, we can promote the exchange of knowledge and encourage other companies to do more for climate protection in the goods transport sector”, said Thomas Keil, who is responsible for Green Logistics at DRÄXLMAIER.
Successful Logistics Projects
DRÄXLMAIER applies a more sustainable concept in as early as the packaging stage. The company strives to achieve a recycling chain of the used containers that is as self-contained as possible. Recycling and further utilization plays in important role in these efforts. The action has enabled the ecological footprint of supplier’s container logistics to be reduced by 20 percent.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group has also been successfully using an LNG truck since 2016. LNG is natural gas that is cooled down to minus 161 degrees centigrade. The high energy density enables trucks to increase the distance they cover from 600 to around 1,600 kilometers per tankful. “Compared with diesel trucks, natural gas trucks emit up to 90 percent less particulate matter and around 80 percent less nitrogen oxide. There are savings of around 80 percent of CO2e for each shipment, and noise pollution is also cut in half”, said the Innovation Manager for Transport Logistics of the DRÄXLMAIER Group, Jürgen Wallner.
These and other project examples can now be found on the new www.2gradlogistik.de Website. The platform was developed in the joint project „The road to <2° economy“. The project was carried out jointly with the Foundation for 2° German Entrepreneurs for Climate Protection and WWF Germany and is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
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.