March 02, 2012

Valmet Automotive opens new offices in Detroit, Shanghai

Valmet Automotive, a leading service provider for the automotive industry, is expanding its global presence at quick pace. The latest brand offices have been opened in Detroit and Shanghai.

 China, the fastest expanding and most dynamic automotive market of all, is an obvious choice for a brand office location. For the Shanghai office, opened in late 2011, Valmet Automotive has built a local organization that will work in the areas of supply chain management, engineering, sales and project management. In Shanghai, the office benefits from vicinity of several manufacturers’ and subcontractors’ main offices. Also, Valmet Automotive’s established relations with the Chinese automotive companies will be an important asset to the office.

 In January 2012, Valmet Automotive Inc. USA opened an office in Detroit, located close to the major US and foreign car manufacturers’ main offices. Like in Shanghai, the Detroit office is also in vicinity of several important subcontractors and universities. The office works in the areas of supply chain management, engineering and sales. Initially, it will focus on roof systes services in close cooperation with the Osnabrück roof systems engineering team.

 “Valmet Automotive is strategically growing in the major automotive markets. We are well established in Europe, and we are now strengthening our presence with brand offices in China and the USA. Valmet Automotive wants to be globally close to the customers to further improve the customer communications and cooperation” says Ilpo Korhonen, President, Valmet Automotive.

Further information:
Teija Ċhlman, VP Communications, Valmet Automotive
Tel. +358 20 484 8060
Valmet Automotive is an experienced provider of automotive engineering, vehicle manufacturing, convertible roof systems and related business services. Our special areas of expertise are premium cars, convertibles and electric vehicles. We employ 1,700 professionals in Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, China and the USA.