Training Begins at DRÄXLMAIER

11. September 2014 – 55 new apprentices in Germany and Austria start their professional lives

Workshops, lectures and excursions: For 55 new apprentices in Germany and Austria, their training began with a traditional introductory seminar in Benediktbeuern. There they had a week to get to know their new employer, colleagues and teachers.

Karl Wallner, executive director for production and logistics at the DRÄXLMAIER Group, came to Benediktbeuern personally, to welcome the new apprentices in the name of the executive board. He emphasized the extensive development opportunities for the apprentices, which resulted from the international orientation of the company.

Team spirit and networking
“From the beginning, we place great importance on team spirit and networking,” said training director Harald Sekerka. “During the introductory seminar, our new apprentices had the opportunity to build good contacts within the company during their first week.” Workshops on topics such as the “Car of the future” promoted the creativity of the apprentices. Together they presented their ideas for futuristic means of transport, as a team. In a knowledge rally, the apprentices were also able to solve questions and picture puzzles with their new employer.

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.


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