Satu Mare Wins Football World Cup

15. July 2014 – Satu Mare takes the title in the sixth international football World Cup of the DRÄXLMAIER Group in Vilsbiburg

Vilsbiburg (Germany), July 14, 2014 – With great fighting spirit, the title defender Satu Mare won the exciting final game against the DRÄXLMAIER football team from Poland on Saturday, on the playing field of the TSV Vilsbiburg. The final score was 4:0. "We are very happy and proud to have the win," said team captain Zsolt Antal Maiorciac, who works in Satu Mare for the DRÄXLMAIER Group. The intense two-year preparation phase with weekly training sessions paid off.  "But at least as important in winning the title were the fans who traveled with us," Maiorciac said, thanking them for their great support.

"We would like to heartily congratulate the plant team from Satu Mare and their fans on the tournament win," said Karl Wallner, sponsor of the company world cup and Executive Director for Production and Logistics at the DRÄXLMAIER Group. Team spirit is not only put into action during working hours, but also after work on the soccer fields. This achievement shows great solidarity, as well as an unparalleled sporting spirit.

Fritz Dräxlmaier, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, joined in the congratulations, and emphasized: "Our DRÄXLMAIER football world cup at the company headquarters in Vilsbiburg is an important platform for intercultural encounters across plant site and country boundaries." The constantly growing number of teams that participate, the great amount of excitement and appreciation on the part of all the players and fans, clearly shows  the family spirit that the employees of the DRÄXLMAIER Group feel, said Dräxlmaier.

Around 1,000 players, fans and guests watched the DRÄXLMAIER Football World Cup 2014" in Vilsbiburg on Saturday. In the sixth repeat of the tradition-rich company world cup, there were 16 teams from 13 countries participating. Nine teams were selections from countries or regions: England, China, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Macedonia, Serbia and "Americas" (Nicaragua, Mexico and USA). The third place after the tournament winner Satu Mare and second-place winner Poland was Tunisia, in an 11-meter shot against Serbia.

The team from Satu Mare, Romania, had already taken the title in 2012, 2008 and 2006 in the international football tournament for the DRÄXLMAIER Group. In 2010, the local team from the company headquarters in Vilsbiburg took the win. The company world cup premiered in 2004; at that time, the plant team from Pitesti, also in Romania, won. All the players and fans are looking forward to the continuation of the "DRÄXLMAIER WM."

The final ranking of the teams in the "DRÄXLMAIER Football Word Cup 2014":

1. Satu Mare
2. Poland
3. Tunisia
4. Serbia
5. Vilsbiburg
6. Macedonia
7. Timisoara
8. Americas
9. Brasov
10. Hunedoara
11. England
12. Moldova
13. Leipzig
14. Hungary
15. Pitesti
16. China

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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