Hardly another branch of industry is as strongly exposed to the critical eye of the public, as the automobile industry.
The customers demand high quality; their requirements in terms of innovative technology, security and ecological common sense constantly grow.
These complex issues require a high measure of innovative ability, quality consciousness and responsibility with the development of a motor vehicle.
Therefore many specialists are necessary. Draftex Automotive GmbH is an enterprise, which has specialized on developing relatively inconspicuous however important construction units for modern cars with the automobile industry.
Draftex Automotive has over five decades of know-how in the development of high-quality body sealing elements from rubber and thermoplastic plastics.
These versatile materials open new perspectives for economical, environmentally friendly and trend-setting solutions for designers and developers.
Draftex Automotive builds on common strengths: engaged employees, tradition and experience, the ability to go new ways, as well as know-how and innovation potential for a successful partnership with our customers.
The corporate policy of Draftex Automotive Grefrath (Sanok Rubber Group) is to deliver products that meet customer requirements and expectations, taking into account the price under conditions of increasing competition.
- Introduction of the metal reinforced flange mounted seal
- First development of flush glazing sealing systems
- Integration of the triangle window into the flush glazing system
- Introduction of the roll forming technology, today a worldwide used method for flange assembled seals
- Development of complex sealing systems for coupes and convertibles with frameless doors
Stomil Sanok Group becomes Sanok Rubber Group Draftex company name and logo get adjusted to Draftex Automotive GmbH Sanok Rubber Group
Stomil Sanok SA (today Sanok Rubber Company S.A.) takes over Draftex
RUIA Group takes over Draftex
Wynnchurch takes over Draftex
Cerberus takes over Draftex
Gen Corp takes over Draftex
Production of complex coupe and convertible sealing systems for entire roof modules and frameless doors
Integration of triangle windows and glass guiding rail into the glass run system
Assembly of metal reinforced weather strips by the Roll Forming method a Draftex Patent used worldwide.
Launching of first flush glazing systems with and without metal carrier
Flocked glass run systems with coextruded metal carrier
Introduction of stretched metal inserts
Coextrusion of rubber profile and metal carrier
Introduction of metal reinforced weather strips
Erich Weimar starts Draftex
|BMW||4er Coupé [F32]||Sealing Package|
|BMW||2er Cabrio [F23]||Sealing Package|
|BMW||4er Cabrio [F33]||Sealing Package|
|BMW||ix [i20]||Sealing Package|
|Ineos Automotive||Grenadier||Sealing Package|
|Lightyear||Lightyear 0||Sealing Package|
|Rolls Royce||RR5 Coupé [RR5]||Sealing Package|
|Daimler||CL [AC217]||Sealing Package|
|Daimler||S-Class [BR 222]||Luggage seal|
|Daimler||S-Class Guard||Sealing Package|
|Daimler||CLK [BR 207] Coupé / Cabrio||Sealing Package|
|Daimler||G-Modell ||Sealing Package|