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Daimler allocates GLC to Sindelfingen plant

1 April 2019

Daimler has allocated the Mercedes-Benz GLC model to its Sindelfingen plant from 2022.


Valmet plans Finland battery production

1 March 2019

Valmet Automotive is planning to launch large scale production of battery packs in Salo, Finland.


Valmet produces record 110,000 cars at Finland plant

12 February 2019

Valmet Automotive has set a new production record by manufacturing 110,000 cars at its Uusikaupunki, Finland plant in 2018.


Daimler starts Mercedes A Class L sedan production at Beijing Benz

22 November 2018

Daimler has started production of a long wheelbase variant of its new A-Class sedan at its Beijing Benz joint venture in China which also produces special China-only stretched versions of other Mercedes-Benz sedans.


Valmet starts A-Class production in Finland

10 July 2018

Valmet Automotive has started production of the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


Brexit - that’ll be the Daewoo 

25 June 2018

The automotive industry used to be awash with sub-contract manufacturers. Some will argue it still is - lots of Japanese vehicle assembly is carried out by affiliates for example, while kit operations in far flung countries are often managed by sub-contractors. However, they could also be categorised more as joint ventures with the OEM holding a minority share.


Contract assembler Valmet Automotive names new CEO

6 June 2018

Valmet Automotive named Olaf Bongwald, 51, CEO, effective 15 July 2018.


Hungary plant starts on Merc A-class

14 May 2018

A second Mercedes-Benz plant has started redesigned A-class production.


Valmet Automotive produces record 90,000 cars in 2017

3 April 2018

Finnish contract assembler Valmet Automotive built a record 90,000 vehicles at Uusikaupunki during 2017.


Valmet plans recruitment in Finland

14 February 2018


Valmet gears up for Mercedes-Benz A-Class production at Uusikaupunki plant

14 February 2018

Valmet is to continue manufacturing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Finland, with the the Uusikaupunki plant preparing for the new A-Class in an intensive personnel training programme and by implementing production line changes.


Valmet Automotive announces strategy and leadership changes

30 January 2018


Valmet Automotive re-organises its engineering services

21 December 2017

Valmet has reorganised its strategy for 2018-2020 focusing on engineering services with new locations in Germany and expanding activity connected to electric mobility


Valmet begins three shifts as Mercedes work grows

10 July 2017

Valmet Automotive has started three shifts today (10 July) for the first time following strong demand for Mercedes-Benz models which it manufactures.


Valmet on recruitment drive

25 April 2017

Valmet Automotive has begun its recruitment drive to meet additional workload requirements prompted by a new manufacturing agreement with Mercedes signed last month.


Daimler to continue Mercedes compact car contracts with Valmet

22 March 2017

Following the successful start of GLC production at Valmet Automotive last month, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would continue its long-running "successful" cooperation with Finland's Valmet Automotive which will produce the next generation of compact cars at its plant in Uusikaupunki.


Valmet acquires Semcon engineering operations in Germany

2 March 2017

Valmet Automotive has concluded the previously announced deal to acquire ex-Semcon engineering operations in Germany. Approximately 800 engineers at six locations are now part of the contract assembly and consultancy's engineering services unit.


Valmet Uusikaupunki plant begins Mercedes-Benz GLC production

17 February 2017

Valmet Automotive has started series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


Valmet purchases Semcon for US$90m

2 February 2017

Valmet Automotive has inked a deal with Semcon to acquire its automotive engineering operations in Germany with 800 employees and annual turnover of EUR90m (US$97m).


CATL takes 22% Valmet stake

30 January 2017

Valmet Automotive and Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), have unveiled a partnership, which will see the battery solutions company take a 22% stake in the Finnish supplier.


Valmet reports record application numbers

19 December 2016

Valmet Automotive says its recruiting campaign for 250 carbuilders has yielded a record number of applications.


Valmet finishes Mercedes GLC Finland body shop

8 December 2016

Valmet Automotive has completed construction work of a new body shop dedicated for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV manufacturing at the Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


Valmet to hire 1000 employees for Mercedes GLC production

17 November 2016

Valmet Automotive said it had started recruiting over 1,000 new assemblers and 'white collars' for its Uusikaupunki car plant as it prepares for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV production.


Valmet secures EUR20m European Investment Bank loan

14 November 2016

Valmet Automotive is to benefit from a European Investment Bank (EIB) EUR20m (US$21.5m) loan for its plans to scale up research, development and innovation (RDI).


Valmet Automotive board welcomes new member

30 August 2016


Valmet says Uusikaupunki ready for Mercedes GLC contract build

25 August 2016

Contract vehicle assembler Valmet Automotive said paint process and the assembly shop changes needed to build the Mercedes Benz GLC SUV at its Uusikaupunki plant had been completed.


Valmet Finland 2015 net sales up 26 %

29 April 2016


Valmet extends SKF's contract

18 March 2016


ABB to deliver over 250 robots for GLC production in Finland

8 March 2016


FINLAND: Valmet Automotive announces management changes

4 September 2015

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Daimler allocates GLC to Sindelfingen plant

1 April 2019

Daimler has allocated the Mercedes-Benz GLC model to its Sindelfingen plant from 2022. This, t...


Valmet plans Finland battery production

1 March 2019

Valmet Automotive is planning to launch large scale production of battery packs in Salo, Finland....


Valmet produces record 110,000 cars in Finland

12 February 2019

Valmet Automotive has set a new production record by manufacturing 110,000 cars at its Uusikaupun...


Daimler starts Mercedes A Class L sedan production

22 November 2018

Daimler has started production of a long wheelbase variant of its new A-Class sedan at its Beijin...


Valmet starts A-Class production in Finland

10 July 2018

Valmet Automotive has started production of the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at its Uusik...


Brexit - that’ll be the Daewoo 

25 June 2018

The automotive industry used to be awash with sub-contract manufacturers. Some will argue it stil...



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