Ernst Thalhammer, Senior Managing Expert for cut and sew technology for Dräxlmaier Group, will be presenting: “Leather on instrument panels…the technology is today’s trend”.

Thalhammer has twenty years’ industrial experience at Dräxlmaier Group. In his role, he advises OEM Design Studios on terms of design definition according to the possibilities of cut and sew, and creates the design specifications and guidelines for laminated plastics and natural fibres. This includes the development of leather material specifications according best performances relating to sewing and laminating.

Prior to joining the company, he worked for 13 years in the upholstery industry and was responsible for the development of cut and sew.

Dräxlmaier is a German automotive component supplier active in auto electric, interiors, plastics, toolmaking and logistics. Founded in 1958, the family run enterprise is nowadays one of the largest auto component suppliers within Germany, running 58 sites in 22 countries on four continents. The Headquarters of the Dräxlmaier Group is based in Vilsbiburg, Lower Bavaria. The Dräxlmaier Group has renowned OEM customers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar and Bugatti.

Enjoy the capital of Bavaria

The half-day (afternoon) conference will take place at the 5-star Bayerischer Hof luxury hotel in the centre of Munich. The conference will be held on Monday, May 22, in the hotel’s elegant Königssaal room.

Speakers will include representatives from the whole automotive leather supply chain, including leading tanners, a tier-1 supplier and an OEM. There will also be opportunities for networking. So far, we have confirmed speakers and topics from Dani S.p.A, Dräxlmaier, Wet-Green, Stahl, Erretre and TFL.

All presentations will be in English and the conference is lead sponsored by global leather chemical makers, Stahl and TFL. Tannery machinery makers Erretre are also sponsors and leather cutting solutions provider, Zünd are a conference supporter.

The Hotel Bayerischer Hof is situated in the heart of the city on Promenadeplatz square. For further updated information about the conference, confirmed speaker programme and topics, or to register delegate places online visit: