Convertible expertise

Valmet Automotive has long and extensive traditions in convertible manufacturing. We manufactured almost 200,000 Saab convertibles in 1986–2003, and 170,000 Porsche Boxsters in 1997–2010. Every third car ever delivered from the Uusikaupunki plant is a convertible.

Convertibles produced by Valmet Automotive:

  • Saab 900 Convertible (Generations 1, 2)
  • Saab 9-3 Convertible
  • Porsche Boxster (986, 987)

Producing open cars is an art that requires innovation and learning – and it's not every car manufacturer's forte. To make a functional convertible, you have to choose a suitable basic car, stiffen the bodywork, set up the chassis due to additional weight, develop and install the roof system, and design the overall appearance with details.

Valmet Automotive's track record together with the world leading roof systems knowhow makes us a key player in the world of convertibles. We offer complete manufacturing integration for roof systems.