Production Starts At New Grammer Plant In Mississippi

Tupelo Plant Producing Commercial Vehicle Seating

Center-Console Production for Light Vehicles to Begin in 2016

Jan 27, 2015, 10:23 ET from Grammer AG

TUPELO, Miss., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of commercial-vehicle suspension seating is underway at Grammer AG's newest North American plant in Tupelo – just 12 months after official groundbreaking ceremonies.

A Grammer spokesperson added that the 120,000-square-foot facility will begin production of center consoles for customers in the NAFTA region in 2016. The company currently has two manufacturing plants in Mexico and maintains sales and engineering centers in Troy, Michigan, and Hudson, Wisconsin.

Based in Amberg, Germany, Grammer is a major supplier of automotive interior components and systems, as well as driver and passenger seating for commercial vehicles.

"The North American automotive and commercial vehicle markets form a key part of the Grammer Group's global growth strategy," said Hartmut Mueller, Grammer AG's CEO. "Over the last few years, we have been able to grow at double-digit rates in the NAFTA region and moving forward we want to continue this positive trend.

"With our new facility in Tupelo, Grammer has further expanded its presence in the important North American market. Our Seating Systems and Automotive divisions are well-positioned to continue on a successful growth trajectory in the NAFTA region."

Company Profile

With headquarters in Amberg, Germany, Grammer AG, is specialized in the development and production of components and systems for automotive interiors as well as driver and passenger seats for offroad vehicles (agricultural and construction machinery, forklifts), trucks, buses and trains. The company's Seating Systems division comprises the truck and offroad seat segments, as well as train and bus seating. The Automotive division supplies headrests, armrests and center console systems to premium automakers and automotive system suppliers.

Grammer is represented in 20 countries worldwide with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees across its 30 subsidiaries. Grammer shares are listed in the SDAX segment of the German Stock Exchange, and are traded on the Munich and Frankfurt stock exchanges, via the Xetra electronic trading platform and on the OTC markets of the Stuttgart, Berlin and Hamburg stock exchanges.

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