• A joint venture company established in 1996 between Firmengrüppe Dräxlmaier of Germany and Bel-Essex Corporation for the production of automotive harnesses.
  • Firmengrüppe Dräxlmaier carries on business in Germany as a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electrical systems and interior systems for motor vehicles.
  • For further information on Firmengrüppe Dräxlmaier or Bel-Essex Corporation, follow the link below.

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Manufacturing of wiring harnesses and electrical distribution systems for the Automotive Industry in South Africa and Europe.


  • ISO 9001
  • VDA 6.1 and VDA 6.3
  • Dräxlmaier Management System
  • ISO TS 16949


Fixed contracts for the supply of OE include DaimlerChrysler, VW, GM and Audi.


  • Location - Port Elizabeth (RSA)
  • Closest Port - Port Elizabeth (5km)
  • Closest Airport - Port Elizabeth (10km)


  • Wire Cutting
    Wire up to 25mm diameter is cut to length on automatic, high speed machines. This process includes wire stripping, termination and seal fitment. The facility also exists to cut smooth, corrugated and braided sleeves.
  • Pre-Assembly
    Manual torquing, crimping, tinning, heat shrinking of cut leads. Automatic twisting of leads up to 8m length.
  • Assembly
    Taping, shrinking, splicing and connector fitment on moving assembly lines, as well as single workstations. Electrical testing and video scanning. Harnesses are labeled and packed for shipment according to customer specification.

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  D&B Wiring Premises.   Harness Assembly Line (Conveyer Type).
  Automatic Cut And Crimp KOMAX
Production Facility.
  Harness Assembly Line (Single
Workstation Type).
  Automatic Cable Cutting Machine.   Electrical and Video Testing.
  Automatic Gluth Wire Twisting Machine.   Wiring Harness.



Managing Director:
G.N. (Nico) Maritz

+27(0)41 484 5224

+27(0)41 484 5228

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2298, Port Elizabeth, 6056, South Africa

Electronic Mail:
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