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OUR STRATEGY

We are where we are to stay. We establish relationships with customers, suppliers and employees that last.

OUR MISSION

We set the standards: Using advanced automation we seek to positively influence work processes and environments in order to make the most effective use of resources and experiences.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Balancing our stakeholders goals to create happiness among them.

OUR VALUES

THOROUGHNESS

We approach every project with utmost precision. German efficiency is in our DNA.

RELIABILITY

Our word is our bond – not just a saying.

COLLABORATION

Among team, clients and partners.

FROM PAST INTO FUTURE

The company was founded in 1970 when few computers existed outside universities and the military. All controls and logic were hardwired and massive cabinet walls with that technology inside were installed in production environments. From then on everything became smaller and shifted from hardware to software solutions.

Currently, programming and commissioning are becoming one and are shifting from being present at the equipment to virtual. The next logical step is to return to being present at the equipment but this time with augmented reality.

BASES FOR PROJECTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Chattanooga Tennessee (also known as the scenic city) is one of the largest cities in Tennessee and has a population of over 150,000. It sits next to two major lakes – Chickamauga and Nickajack – on the south end of Tennessee, just north of Georgia. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and ridges, the city has an interesting landscape that creates a powerful mix of urban and rustic scenery. Chattanooga is noted as being a particularly affordable travel destination and has been rated by Forbes in the top 10 best “Bang for Your Buck” cities.

(Source: chattanooga.com)

Our office is located between the city center, the major shopping area and close to our main customer Volkswagen.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BASE IN THE USA

01.09.2017
VW Passat Second Facelift
With the US-Customers beiing used to frequent updates in the exterior and interior design Volkswagen has adjusted to this demand and decided to introduce another facelift for the US-version of the Passat. Our biggest project yet in the USA.
01.09.2017
01.07.2015
Atlas – The Second VW Model Built In Chattanooga
It took a long time for this decision to be made, but now the future for this manufacturing plant looks bright. We will do our best to make it a success.
01.07.2015
01.01.2015
5 Years – Dressler Automation In Chattanooga
Over the past 5 years we developed from a project with all team members traveling from our German base into a local company with all team members locally sourced, employed and trained. This investment in our group and the new base in the USA lays the foundation for further growth.
01.01.2015
01.04.2014
New Customer Location In MexicoG
When Audi decided to build its new plant for the next version of the Q5 not in Chattanooga, but in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, we supported the engineering from our Chattanooga office and on-site.
01.04.2014
01.04.2013
First Customer In Alabama
When Mercedes decided to build the new C-class also in Vance, AL, we helped getting the new equipment going. The project started in Bremen, Germany a little earlier, allowing us to apply our experience from that location to the project in the USA. A relationship that lasts.
01.04.2013
16.08.2012
Transition From Project To Company
After our successful completion of the initial Volkswagen project and the acquisition of additional customers we decided to take the opportunity and stay. The first step was to move to an adequate office building that we had customized to our needs.
16.08.2012
01.08.2012
New Customer Gestamp
What started as a small engineering support job became a long-term relationship in Union, SC.
01.08.2012
01.06.2012
New Customer Magna
There are more car manufaturers and tier-1 suppliers in Tennessee than you would guess – our next new customer for engineering support is Magna.
01.06.2012
01.11.2010
First Customer Outside Tennessee
With a small job at BMW we completed our first project for a local US customer apart from VW.
01.11.2010
01.02.2010
It Started As A Project
After VW decided to build a manunacturing plant in the USA again after many years without one, we received an order for the bodyshop framing lines. It all started on a big empty lot in Chattanooga, TN which was once an ammunition depot. The first car to be produced there was the US-version of the Passat.
01.02.2010

CONTACT US

Dressler Automation Corp.
102 Jordan Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
E-Mail: usa(at)dautomation.com
Phone: (423) 509-0268