Working healthy makes us more successful

31. January 2014 – AOK Landshut certifies the Dräxlmaier Group

Landshut, 31. January 2014. – Promoting health in the workplace is again on an upward trend: almost 3,000 companies in Bavaria, with almost 1.1 million employees in total, have used the services of AOK Bayern for workplace health management (BGM) since 2012.

 

The management in Landshut assigned this task to the Dräxlmaier Group. Now, the automotive manufacturer has been certified by AOK Bayern for its exemplary health management. Dräxlmaier is the second company in the city and county of Landshut to receive the BGM certification from AOK.

 

“We would like to give you our thanks for the excellent cooperation, and we are very proud of the award,” said Roland Polte during the certificate award presentation at the AOK-Geschäftsstelle in Landshut.  “But it really signifies that with our ‘betterworkplace’ program we are meeting the high quality requirements for workplace health management,” continued the Director for Human Resources and Site Management at the Dräxlmaier Group. The overall positive internal response also shows that Dräxlmaier is on the right path with “betterworkplace” and with the wide range of courses and events that are offered to the employees.

 

“Especially noteworthy in this regard are the accomplishments of the Dräxlmaier Group in the area of ergonomics and relaxation, in the setup of more health- and safety-oriented workstations, as well as anchoring health management in the corporate goals,” as Richard Kirmaier, Director of the AOK Landshut, explained the main reasons for the award.

 

In order to obtain certification, the Dräxlmaier Group formed a specific “Health circle” in the form of a control committee. Its members include managers from the areas of health management, industrial safety, as well as a plant doctor and employees from the company’s Workers’ Council, and it met periodically. Since February 2013 there has been ergonomics training for the warehouse and packaging departments.  In addition, as part of a “betterworkplace” course, “back school” has been offered by the group, with relaxation techniques, as well as the setup of exercise breaks. In addition, there were various motivational presentations about the AOK flash relaxation on the program. There are additional programs still being planned, and these are supported by the AOK movement specialist Birgit Fuchs. In addition, there are additional “betterworkplace” activities planned at the Dräxlmaier Group sites in Landau a.d. Isar and Braunau am Inn in Upper Austria.

 

Background: Workplace health promotion emphasizes the relationship between work and health. Unfavorable working conditions can cause or aggravate adverse health effects. Every workplace has specific stresses and challenges: but whereas in earlier times these were due to hard physical work, today the increased workloads and high requirements for top-quality work lead to psychological stresses. These stresses can cause cardiovascular illnesses or psychosomatic disorders. Companies that invest in the health of their employees and in multifaceted prevention measures increase their productivity as a result, since in the long run satisfaction determines external service quality,” said Monika Högl, Coordinator for Occupational Health Management at AOK Landshut.

 

 

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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