12. December 2013 – Vilsbiburg, 12. December 2013 – The employees of the Dräxlmaier Group made a donation today to the Vilsbiburg Hospice Association. The charity society will use this donation for, among other things, the acquisition of a multifunctional wheelchair for the use of hospice residents with severe health limitations.
During the presentation of the donation on December 12, Barbara Gilch, Chairman of the Vilsbiburg Hospice Association, expressed her gratitude for the support. “We are very grateful that the employees of the Dräxlmaier Group support us so generously every year.” Gilch explained why the donation was so urgently needed: “We intend to use the donation to invest in a multifunctional wheelchair with head support, so that even those residents with severe limitations can have better mobility, and the caregivers’ loads are lightened.”
Gertraud Ertl, organizer of the donation program, is also happy with the response. “The overwhelming enthusiasm of the employees means that we were able to more than double last year’s donation,” said Ertl, honorary hospice worker and manager of personnel controlling at the Dräxlmaier Group, during the presentation. “The 7,200 Euro is an amount that can really make a difference.”
This was the fourth year that Ertl has organized a donation program for the hospice association, which is funded only by donations. This year’s donation came about as the result of a raffle, as well as an auction of a wide variety of items donated by local companies. “I would like to thank the companies that donated prizes, and naturally all the Dräxlmaier employees, for their great generosity,” said Ertl.
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.