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Mercedes Supplements Production of the New A-Class

Mercedes Supplements Production of the New A-Class

Owing to the large demand for the new A-Class, Mercedes has had to expand its production capability. Mercedes has contracted the Finnish production specialist Valmet Automotive to supplement production of the new A-Class.

According to the agreement, Valmet will produce more than 100,000 units for Daimler from 2013 through to 2016.

The company has received more than 40,000 A-Class orders to date ahead of its market launch in mid-September 2012, which It seems was a bit more than Mercedes anticipated. It seems the A-Class is a bigger success story than even Mercedes expected.

According to Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans: “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. We thus signed Valmet as an experienced production specialist who will provide us with additional A-Class capacities as of 2013.”

If the demand for the A-Class in Europe is anything to go by then South African customers should place their orders as soon as possible.

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