04. July 2017 – The DRÄXLMAIER Group wins the Volkswagen Group Award 2017.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group received the Volkswagen Group Award 2017 in the "New Mobility Solutions" category. This prize acknowledges the successful cooperation between the supplier and the premium brand Porsche. "On behalf of the Volkswagen Group, I would like to thank you and your employees in particular for your commitment and achievement over the past year", said the VW Purchasing Director Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz at the festive awards presentation at "Motorwerk" in Berlin. "We are proud to have earned the trust shown by Porsche", said Robert Suvak, who is responsible for Sales Volkswagen Group at DRÄXLMAIER. "Receiving the Volkswagen Group Award 2017 is a recognition of the achievements of our employees and is a great incentive for the future."
Together with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, Porsche is the first to develop a battery system for that is based on an 800 volt technology. This innovation enables previously unattainable driving performance and charging speed and sets standards in sporting electromobility. In his speech, the VW Group CEO Matthias Müller pointed out the importance of electromobility and innovative battery technology: "That is the future of our industry – our shared future. Thank you for your willingness to tread new paths along with us."
The DRÄXLMAIER Group will make the high-performance 800 volt overall battery systems for Porsche in Sachsenheim near Stuttgart. DRÄXLMAIER is currently setting up highly automated production there and is creating new sustainable jobs for highly qualified employees. "We have been setting up the business area of storage systems since 2009 now", explained the CTO of the DRÄXLMAIER Group Dr. Martin Gall.
"Receiving the Porsche order confirms that we are combining the right competences as a battery systems developer and integrator. For us, the Volkswagen Group Award is both a motivation and an incentive."
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.