History

More than 100 years ago the success story of GRAMMER began with the opening of a saddlery by Willibald Grammer in Amberg. Since this time GRAMMER has been developing from a regional manufacturer of seat cushions to a global player in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry.

 

1880

Willibald Grammer establishes a saddlery in Amberg

 

1954

Georg Grammer, the grandson of Willibald Grammer, founds a company for the fabrication of tractor seat cushions

 

1964

The first suspended driver seats go into production

 

1970

Start of serial production of automotive interior and suspended seats and first export orders from Europe and United States

 

1976

GRAMMER develops an innovative technology for the production of cushions. It is called the foam-in-place technology

 

1980

GRAMMER broadens its product portfolio by developing and manufacturing office chairs

 

1982

GRAMMER enters into the bus seat market

 

1985

Start of serial production of automotive interior and entry in the market for train passenger seats

 

1989

Foundation of GRAMMER AG

 

1990

Start of the production of ICE highspeed train passenger seats

 

1992

The foam-in-place technology is further developed into coating technology

 

1996

IPO of GRAMMER AG on the German stock market

 

1998

Company founder Georg Grammer changes from the executive board to the supervisory board

 

2000

Focus on the core business automotive interior and driver and passenger seats resulting in the sale of B├╝rostuhl GmbH (Office chair segment)

 

2004

GRAMMER celebrates its 50th anniversary and starts in the same year with the production of automotive center consoles

 

2005

Second IPO of GRAMMER AG and listing is SDAX index. Business expansion in Asia with the opening of two sites in China

 

2008

Entry into Russian truck market

 

2009

Completion of new R+D and manufacturing site in Shanghai, China

 

2011

Acquisition of Belgian electronic specialist EiA Electronics NV

 

2012

Joint Venture for truck seats with Yuhua in China

 

2013

Takeover of Nectec s.r.o., Czech Republic

 

2014

Start of production in Tupelo, USA

 

2015

Takeover of REUM Kunststoff- und Metalltechnik GmbH

 

2016

Joint Venture for truck seats with Shaanxi in China

 

2017

Strategic partnership with Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts