Valmet to Built A-Class for Mercedes
Already, 40,000 orders have been received, despite the new A-Class not actually being available until mid-September. Seeing as Mercedes is swamped with orders, they’ve decided to hire Finish automotive subcontractor Valmet Automotive to build over 100,000 units from 2013 until 2016.
"Our new compacts are so popular with our customers that the Rastatt and Kecskemét plants are completely utilized. We will even switch to three-shift operations in Rastatt this fall," said Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard.
"We thus signed Valmet as an experienced production specialist who will provide us with additional A-Class capacities as of 2013. Our aim is to optimally serve customer demand and keep delivery times of our new A-Class as short as possible in the interest of our customer," he added.