"The concerns of the customers are an indication of the threat to the huge economic development and thus also of many jobs," the minister of state said. "For me," she continued, "it is crucial that relations with the manufacturers are not burdened, long-term cooperation is possible with a good future perspective."
Deputy chairman of the supervisory board, and representative of trade union IG Metall, Horst Ott said, "as an employee representative, we urge the Hastor family to withdraw and not to alter the governance structures."
Ott added: "Grammer has earned an excellent reputation in the industry and the employees will stand up for this reputation."
Currently, Grammer is facing a challenge from Cascade International Investment and Halog, which want to replace five of the six supervisory board members with their own representatives.