VW Group Award for DRÄXLMAIER

30. May 2018 – VW presents DRÄXLMAIER with the award for best supplier for the second time in a row

The automobile supplier DRÄXLMAIER has again received the award from the VW Group as one of its top international suppliers. A total of 19 suppliers received the award for special achievements and innovation. DRÄXLMAIER received the award for the second time in a row.

The automobile supplier from Vilsbiburg was successful with the development and production of an overall battery system for the first fully electrically operated Porsche sports car in as early as 2017. This year, DRÄXLMAIER was pleased to receive the award again for its performance, this time in the field of sustainability: The Chairman of Porsche AG Oliver Blume and the VW Purchasing Director Ralf Brandstätter presented the VW Group Award in the Sustainability Category to Robert Suvak, who is responsible for Sales Volkswagen at DRÄXLMAIER.

„Receiving this award again backs us up in our work. With that, we have finally proven ourselves to our long-standing customer the VW Group as a strong partner in the area of sustainability”, said Suvak.

„We can meet our partners at eye level, because it is only together that we will be able to master the changes in our industry“, said the VW Purchasing Director Ralf Brandstetter at the award ceremony at the Kraftwerk in Berlin.  The VW Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess thanked the suppliers for their commitment and cooperation in the past year and underlined the relevance of a close partnership with the suppliers in the light of the changes in the automobile industry: “We need a powerful, reliable partner at our side, as the transformation in our industry is gaining momentum”, said Diess.

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  70,000 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 2017, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.1 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 highly innovative Californian automotive manufacturers.

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