09. May 2014 – Effective May 1, Doris Zellner assumed the leadership of the corporate communication area at the Dräxlmaier Group. Pia-Maria Görner, former head of corporate communication, has left the automotive supplier of her own accord to take on a new challenge. After experiencing rapid growth internationally in recent years, communication is becoming more and more important for the Dräxlmaier Group. At the current time, Dräxlmaier employs around 50,000 employees, at more than 60 sites in over 20 countries.
After earning a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Doris Zellner began her professional career in management consulting. She then worked in several capacities at a world-renowned publishing house. She brings considerable experience in the areas of communication and international cooperation. In 2011, she moved to the corporate communications area of the Dräxlmaier Group in Vilsbiburg, Germany, where she became very familiar with the automotive supplier. “I am very honored by the trust that has been placed in me and excited about upcoming challenges,” she said at the corporate headquarters of the Dräxlmaier Group in Vilsbiburg.
Dr. Tobias Nickel will continue to handle the overall management of corporate communications and marketing for the Dräxlmaier Group.
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.