04. July 2016 – The DRÄXLMAIER Group opens up a new logistics center at the site in Landau
The DRÄXLMAIER site in Landau is growing: On Friday July 1st 2016, the Director of Human Resources of the DRÄXLMAIER Group Roland Polte and the Plant Manager Wolfgang Weissenberger officially launched the new logistics center at the site in Landau together with the mayor of Landau, Dr. Helmut Steininger.
As one of the first sites in Germany, Landau has a special significance in the plant network of the DRÄXLMAIER Group, said Roland Polte in his opening speech. He said that the new logistics center was yet another important investment in the future of the site. The mayor of Landau Dr. Helmut Steininger also expressed his satisfaction with the growth of DRÄXLMAIER. "For this project, the teamwork between the city and DRÄXLMAIER worked very well", said Steiniger. He also promised that every effort would be made to continue improving the infrastructure.
Investments in the site
According to Roland Polte, the decision in favor of Landau was made thanks to the numerous advantages of the site: With its close proximity to the highway in terms of transport connections, Landau was able to provide sufficient expansion space. Thus, the DRÄXLMAIER Group was able to invest about four million Euros last year into expanding the warehouse, into an administration building with its own gate and into expanding the outdoor area.
Planning and support for construction work was provided by the Delta Gruppe in Geisenhausen. "One of the main challenges was not interrupting ongoing operations at the plant during the construction phase", said the architect Josef Wiesmüller. The work was completed after a construction period of only nine months
"The logistics competence of the DRÄXLMAIER Group is one of our crucial competitive advantages ", said the Director Roland Polte. "With the new distribution warehouse, Landau will become one of the most important pillars. That is where our deliveries are coordinated to reduce transport routes as much as possible and to optimize the capacity of the trucks. That way, the logistics center in Landau is also making an important contribution to sustainability", said Polte.
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.