19. July 2012 – Vilsbiburg, July 19, 2012. – The Dräxlmaier Group will set up a new production plant in Kavadarci, Macedonia. In the next few months, the international automotive supplier will establish a full-line production plant, which will supply premium automakers with wiring systems just-in-time and just-in-sequence.
Production start is projected as early as November 2012. Starting February 2013, the parts will be manufactured in a temporary production hall. With the start of series production in 2012, the plant will employ 300 people; in the following years the number will increase up to 4000.
Excellent personnel resources, a good infrastructure and logistical conditions are crucial for founding a new Dräxlmaier plant in Macedonia. Even more, the stable government and the progressive administration make it easy for the German based company to settle in this area. In this regard, the Dräxlmaier Group wants to thank the prime minister of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, the minister for foreign investments, Vele Samak, and his cabinet, as well as the mayor of Kavadarci, Aleksandar Panov, for the intensive support in realizing this project.
The new plant in Kavadarci is the first Dräxlmaier investment in Macedonia. With this step, the company expands its international presence, which is primarily oriented toward the growth of the best known premium automotive manufacturers.
DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dräxlmaier Group of Germany. The company’s main lines of business include interior components, cockpits, wiring harness and electrical management systems. Customers in North America include BMW, General Motors/Cadillac and Volkswagen.
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.