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1998 Offices open in Birmingham

DRÄXLMAIER started its operations in the UK in 1998, opening offices in Kings Norton, Birmingham. Around 20 employees worked there, comprising of technical designers and engineers.

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2000 Move to new facility

In 2000, DRÄXLMAIER moved to a new facility in Rubery Birmingham, manufacturing and assembling the engine harnesses. The grand opening of the new plant took place in December and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

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2000 Support in Oxford

DRÄXLMAIER expanded its UK operations gaining a presence in in Oxford, providing line support and quality assistance to our customers.

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2001 Stoneleigh

The year 2001 saw the opening of our Stoneleigh offices near Kenilworth. Our presence in Stoneleigh has grown over the years, as our plant operations have grown also. This resulted in DRÄXLMAIER later moving into Building 500, which is where our colleagues in Stoneleigh are now based.

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2006 First ever DRÄXLMAIER system assembly

The UK would be the first country within the DRÄXLMAIER Group to support an OEM with Just-in-Time System Assembly. This new service offering would lead the group to expand its support to the premium automotive industry, providing OEMs with bespoke interior, electrical and assembly solutions.

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2011 Acquisition of SAS and opening of Solihull plant

In 2011, DRÄXLMAIER opened its Solihull facility, expanding its operations in the West Midlands. This facility supports the system assembly process for car interiors.

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2014 Open of Tamworth plant

In 2014, DRÄXLMAIER opened a new a plant in Tamworth. The new facility was opened to consolidate the existing Rubery plant and support the transfer of several car lines. The warehouse is an assembly and logistics hub for the Midlands operations.

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2018 20th anniversary

In 2018, DRÄXLMAIER UK celebrated its 20 year anniversary. From a small office in Kings Norton, Birmingham, DRÄXLMAIER UK is now present in 4 key sites: Solihull, Tamworth, Oxford and Stoneleigh. The DRÄXLMAIER Group also celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, after being founded by Fritz and Lisa Dräxlmaier in 1958.

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