July 26, 2012

Daimler expands production capacities for the New Mercedes-Benz A-class

Due to the very positive resonance of the new Mercedes-Benz A-class, Daimler will expand production capacities for the model. The company thus signed an agreement with the Finnish Supplier Valmet Automotive. According to the agreement, Valmet
will produce more than 100,000 units for Daimler from 2013 through 2016.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans, said, "Our new compacts are so popular with our customers that the Rastatt and Kecskemet plants are completely utilised. We will even switch to three-shift operations in Rastatt this fall. 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 customers." The company has received more than 40,000 A-class orders to date. Market launch will be in mid-September.


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