01. September 2017 – 62 new trainees launch their careers with the DRÄXLMAIER Group in Germany and Austria.
On Friday 1st September, the DRÄXLMAIER Group welcomed 62 new trainees to Vilsbiburg. The young men and women will receive training in one of eight occupations at the sites in Vilsbiburg, Bischofswiesen, Ingolstadt, Landau and Weyhausen as well as in Braunau in Austria.
On the first day of their training, the trainees gained their first impressions at the headquarters of the DRÄXLMAIER Group in Vilsbiburg, received important training and got to know their instructors. On Monday, the trainees will attend the traditional introductory seminar at the Benediktbeuern Monastery in Upper Bavaria. "At DRÄXLMAIER, we attach a great deal of importance to team spirit. In Benediktbeuern, the trainees and instructors can get to know each other better in a special atmosphere", said Barbara Gerber, who is the director of international training. In the introductory seminar, the new trainees will encounter workshops on topics like "The car of the future" and "Sustainability" as well as a knowledge rally.
This year, the DRÄXLMAIER Group is offering two commercial and six technical occupations. All in all, the company is currently training 200 young people in Germany and Austria. The proportion of trainees hired on a permanent basis is on a constantly high level and some graduates frequently receive awards for their excellent achievements.
For several years now, DRÄXLMAIER has been applying training methods on the basis of the German model in numerous other countries. The DRÄXLMAIER Group is currently training 750 people at 21 sites worldwide.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group supplies premium automobile manufacturers worldwide with complex wiring harness systems, central electrical and electronic components, exclusive interiors, and storage systems for electric mobility. The combination of core competencies in the interior, electrical, electronic and storage 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 storage 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 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 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.