Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Grammer, a leading German producer of car and bus seats, has been cutting 2000 jobs since spring 2008. The company announced a further 600 job cuts in 2009 in order to reduce its total workforce to 7,200. There is no information on the exact location where these jobs will be cut. Due to a company agreeement with the German Metalworkers' Federation IG Metall, it is unlikely that German plants will be affected. 

Grammer employs a global workforce of 8000 in 23 subsidiaries and holds sites in 17 countries. On 13 May 2009, the company reported a drop in turnover of 35.8 per cent (compared with May 2008) to EUR 171.7 million; management said it expects a decrease of 30 per cent in 2009.


  • 13 May 2009: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2009), Grammer, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 68888, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68888.