Grammer becomes strategic supplier to Hyster-Yale's global forklift platform


-Equipment of the new forklift platform of the Hyster-Yale Group in Europe and the USA with GRAMMER seats
-Innovative seating solutions impress with their high level of comfort and ergonomic functions
-High-quality product from GRAMMER across locations is crucial for strategic cooperation


Amberg, June 2, 2020 - Grammer AG, an international manufacturer of seating systems for the commercial vehicle sector, has agreed a strategic partnership with one of the leading manufacturers of material handling systems. For example, Grammer will produce the seats for the new forklift platform from the Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. for the European and US markets. The company Hyster-Yale, headquartered in the USA, is one of the leading and global full-service providers of industrial trucks with a variety of customer-oriented solutions for material transport.


“For Grammer, this strategic partnership with Hyster-Yale is a confirmation of our attractive product portfolio and our global presence. This enables us to equip the new Hyster-Yale forklift platform in parallel in Europe and the USA with our innovative, locally produced seating solutions, ”explains Thorsten Seehars, CEO of Grammer AG, the contract that was concluded. "With the cooperation that has now been agreed, we are continuing to expand our market position for seats and seating systems in Europe and the USA."


International presence and top quality 
The new generation of forklifts from the Hyster-Yale Group is equipped with innovative seating solutions from Grammer. These are characterized by high comfort and special ergonomic functions. The seats are manufactured locally at Grammer locations in both regions. This regional structure and the associated high level of flexibility while ensuring uniform quality standards in the Grammer factories were decisive for the order from Hyster-Yale.


Established supplier for global producers
With the new partnership, Grammer will further expand its position in this segment in the USA in the coming years. Part of Grammer's growth strategy is to supply customers across national borders with products and innovations of the same quality. The new organization enables an even better coordination by the globally operating division with the corresponding customer management, whereas local proximity and flexibility are ensured by the regionally managed plants. In this interplay, the functions of the Grammer Group perceive uniform quality standards and the exchange of best practices across the regions.


Company profile

Grammer AG, based in Amberg, specializes in the development and manufacture of components and systems for car interiors as well as sprung driver and passenger seats for on and off-road vehicles. In the Automotive segment, we supply headrests, armrests, center consoles, high-quality interior components and operating systems as well as innovative thermoplastic solutions for the automotive industry to well-known premium car manufacturers and system suppliers to the automotive industry. The Commercial Vehicles segment comprises the business areas truck and off-road seats (tractors, construction machinery, forklifts) as well as train and bus seats. With over 15,500 employees, Grammer is active in 20 countries worldwide.

Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.

Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures, sells and maintains a comprehensive range of forklifts and parts that are primarily marketed worldwide under the Hyster® and Yale® brands. Hyster-Yale's subsidiaries include Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, an alternative drive technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and drives, and Bolzoni SpA, a leading global manufacturer of forklift attachments, forks, and lift tables, under the brand names Bolzoni®, Auramo® and Meyer® are marketed. Hyster-Yale also has significant joint ventures in Japan (Sumitomo NACCO) and China (Hyster-Yale Maximal). Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY).