Supporting a good cause

06. August 2012 – Duncan, August 6, 2012. – Dräxlmaier donates $ 2,500 to nonprofit mobile meals service.

As a socially responsible partner to the local community, the Dräxlmaier Group regards supporting their neighbors in need as an integral part of its business activities.

Draexlmaier Automotive of America has lived up once again to this philosophy by donating $2,500 to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, S.C. The nonprofit charitable organization provides warm meals to those who cannot afford or are unable to prepare food on their own. With about 1,500 individuals in Spartanburg County to service daily, Mobile Meals is one of the biggest non-government supported food kitchens in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Stefan Bude, president and CFO of the Dräxlmaier operations in the Americas, presented the donation on Aug. 6 to Mobile Meals’ director of development, Susan Spires.

“We rely on a tremendous amount of support from volunteers and the help of corporations like yours to help us come up with the resources we need to continue serving the elderly, homebound and frail,” Spires said. “It takes a lot of support and a lot of volunteers to keep doing what we do, so we are very grateful to count companies like yours among our supporters.”

Bude agreed: “Giving back to the community is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for making us a part of it,” he said.

Stefan Bude (left), president and CFO of the Dräxlmaier operations in the Americas, presents a $2,500 check to Susan Spires, director of Development at Mobile Meals, and Roland Fehrmann, a 17-years volunteer and international ambassador for the nonprofit organization.

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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