01. October 2015 – DRÄXLMAIER receives quality award from Jaguar Land Rover
Solihull/Vilsbiburg, October 1, 2015 – A great honor for DRÄXLMAIER: The automotive supplier's English site in Solihull recently received the "JLRQ Award" from Jaguar Land Rover. The award recognizes supplier sites, which fulfill the high requirements of the British premium automotive manufacturer with regard to product and process quality.
"This award fills the entire team in Solihull, as well as me personally, with great pride. Everyone did an excellent job," said Joachim Putsch, plant manager of the DRÄXLMAIER site in Solihull, upon receiving the JLRQ Award. "We are very highly customer-oriented at DRÄXLMAIER. My team is highly motivated, and we will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover with this premium quality in the future as well."
Barbara Bergmeier, Head of production and logistics at the DRÄXLMAIER Group, emphasized during the presentation that DRÄXLMAIER understands and lives the customer’s philosophy. "Our processes are stable, synchronized and precisely coordinated with each other," she said. "We are therefore able to deliver center consoles and cockpits for the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport precisely in sequence to the Jaguar Land Rover production lines."
For the supplier, it is now essential not to let up on its efforts and to continuously develop further. In the coming months, the DRÄXLMAIER Group wants to achieve JLRQ status for its English site in Tamworth as well, and work as hard as it can toward the highly coveted Jaguar Land Rover "Supplier Excellence Award."
The JLRQ status is awarded only to supplier sites that are first-class in the areas of high-performance systems, sustainable performance, customer support and continuous improvement processes, among many others. Additional requirements are certification according to the environmental management standard ISO 14001 as well as the quality management system ISO/TS 16949.
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.