Dräxlmaier Group grows in Zwickau

04. June 2014 – Automotive supplier Dräxlmaier takes over logistics site in West Saxony

Zwickau, June 4, 2014 -- On June 1, the Dräxlmaier Group officially took over the site of a logistics service provider in Zwickau. With this move, the production and in-sequence delivery of Dräxlmaier wiring harnesses to the production lines of the Volkswagen automobile plant in Zwickau will come from a single source. As part of the expansion, the number of Dräxlmaier Group employees in Zwickau will also increase. The automobile supplier is primarily looking for personnel in the areas of IT and maintenance.

"Adapting the site to the processes and systems of the Dräxlmaier Group lasted more than a year, and presented us with some major challenges. After all, we had to assure delivery to VW Saxony at all times," said Klaus-Dieter Nagel, technical plant manager for the Dräxlmaier Group in Zwickau.

Dräxlmaier needed to undertake testing, modifications and renovations on machines, processes and systems, primarily during non-operating periods such as weekends or holidays, Nagel explained. A new warehouse system was implemented, conveyor technology upgraded, employee training done and a new IT infrastructure implemented as part of this.

"Our new logistics center in Zwickau is now ready for the future, and thanks to a very motivated and flexible team, we were able to officially take over deliveries punctually on June 1," said project leader Monika Meier-Scheer, who supervised the changeover of the logistics site for the Dräxlmaier Group.

From this point forward, modern Dräxlmaier wiring harness systems, which assure energy and information supply in automobiles, will be delivered from the Dräxlmaier Group itself to the VW automobile plant in Zwickau-Mosel.

The new Dräxlmaier Group logistics site, located in the Zwickau district of Crossen, is a good fit in the strategy of the automotive supplier for another reason. Since it is just 6 kilometers (3.5 miles) from the VW site, the delivery center assures the supplier’s goal of short transport distances, thereby protecting the environment.

The new, ultramodern Dräxlmaier Group distribution site is located at Rudolf-Ehrlich-Strasse 2 in Zwickau, and covers an area of approximately 3,000 square meters (32,000 square feet). A large part of that is occupied by the fully automatic warehouse. The construction of a second truck delivery bay and the expansion of one warehouse also changed the outside of the building somewhat. There is also sufficient space for offices, which house the administration and site management functions.

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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