Dräxlmaier honored with VW Supplier Excellence Award

06. September 2012 – Duncan, September 26, 2012. – Award recognizes supplier’s successful partnership with Volkswagen Group of America.

The Volkswagen Group of America recognized the Dräxlmaier Group with the 2012 Supplier Excellence Award for the category Parts Logistic.

The company was one of three winners that received the VWGoA Service Part Integration Day in Detroit on Sept. 26. The two other winners were Axiom Plastics and Hanwha L&C Alabama. Overall, 89 suppliers of the VW factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., were registered for the annual event. “The award confirms the outstanding work of our team in the Americas and strengthen the good cooperation with our customer Volkswagen Group of America,” said Dr. Phillip Mayer, Dräxlmaier’s director of sales for Volkswagen North America.

The award was based on the following criteria: customer service, logistics and quality performance, flexibility and responsiveness. Response time spent to an issue and instantaneous problem resolution were additional factors in the selection of the three winners. “It is an honor to receive this Supplier Excellence Award from the Volkswagen Group of America,” said Attila Kis, key account manager at Dräxlmaier’s VW customer service center in Duncan, S.C. “It makes me proud for the hard work we have done all together.”

Samantha Elder, sales engineer at our Duncan VW CSC, attributed this most-recent success to the open dialogue and immediate response to the needs of Volkswagen. “I think that really made a difference,” she said.

A supplier and development partner of the Volkswagen Group in North America since 2007, the Dräxlmaier Group currently provides the VW plant in Chattanooga with customized wiring harnesses and electrical components for the VW Passat from its locations in Puebla, San Luis Potosi and Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. In order to quickly respond to customer concerns, the company operates a customer service center at its North American headquarters in Duncan, S.C. It also maintains a field office inside its sequencing warehouse, which is located in the VW Supplier Park next to the Chattanooga plant.

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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