17. January 2017 – The DRÄXLMAIER Group is the best supplier to Fiat Chrysler
In 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) had presented the DRÄXLMAIER Group with the Qualitas Award – at that time, in the "Chemicals" category. The supplier has now been given an even greater honor: DRÄXLMAIER is the "Overall Supplier EMEA 2016", and with that, the best supplier in the categories of Quality, Technology and Partnership in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). "This new award is an exceptional honor for us", said Franz Haslinger, Head of Sales at DRÄXLMAIER, who accepted the prize in Turin. "My thanks go to all those involved, who have done such excellent work in all the product categories since the beginning of our business relations in 2011."
In the official assessment by the jury, the FCA Group praised the supplier's "exemplary cooperation" and its complete transparency. According to FCA, DRÄXLMAIER has proactively supported Fiat Chrysler throughout the phases of vehicle development. "DRÄXLMAIER has always met our expectations and has offered us exceptional quality, high-level expertise and competence in program management", continued Fiat Chrysler.
Success story Maserati Levante
The DRÄXLMAIER group is the largest supplier of interior systems to the premium brand Maserati. DRÄXLMAIER makes the center consoles and door panels for the Maserati Quattroporte, as well as instrument panels, center consoles and door panels for the Maserati Ghibli. This year, DRÄXLMAIER also started making the instrument panels and center consoles for the new Maserati Levante.
With the Levante, Maserati has captured the SUV segment which has seen particularly strong growth throughout the world. "The Levante is a further success story that is setting new standards in the premium SUV segment", said the Director of Sales and projects FCA at DRÄXLMAIER Hartwig Dorn.
Over the past few years, the DRÄXLMAIER Group has successfully adjusted to the individual requirements of Fiat Chrysler. "The FCA Group is a very technically demanding customer, with very short development times. That poses a great challenge to our internal processes. I'm proud that we have succeeded in exceeding the high expectations of Fiat Chrysler", said Dorn. DRÄXLMAIER is also well-positioned with this customer in terms of perspective. "With the relaunch of Alfa Romao and the further development of the Maserati portfolio, the FCA Group has become a very interesting interior system customer with future potential", said Franz Haslinger.
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.