Valmet Automotive has signed a contract with Mercedes-Benz Group AG to manufacture the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. The plant will be manufacturing the 4-door version of the AMG GT both as ICE and hybrid versions. The start of production is scheduled for the second half of 2023 at the Uusikaupunki car plant.
Valmet Automotive has already started AMG GT-related manufacturing engineering. As the part of the project, the paint shop process will be revised to allow several special coatings. The body shop will be amended and a dedicated assembly line for the AMG sports car will be built in the general assembly.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is expected to employ around 200 people in various departments at the Uusikaupunki car plant. Production will not require recruitment of new employees.
Under the contract, all 4-door AMG GTs will be manufactured by Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki. This genuine Mercedes-AMG sports car is assembled according to the highest quality requirements in the automotive industry and with a larger scope of custom tailoring options than any other car previously made in Uusikaupunki.
– Manufacturing an AMG is an exceptionally convincing demonstration of Valmet Automotive’s capabilities. With the AMG, we are making vehicles that require special skills and top-of-the-line quality. And it’s great to be back manufacturing sports cars, says Pasi Rannus, SVP Manufacturing, Valmet Automotive.
Valmet Automotive is proud to have received this order because the Mercedes-Benz brand stands for the most desirable vehicles in the world. With the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, Uusikaupunki is continuing a long tradition as a manufacturer of high-quality sports cars and further diversifying its cooperation with the Mercedes-Benz Group. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is the fourth model that Valmet Automotive produces for Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
Mikael Mäki, Manager, Corporate Communications, Valmet Automotive
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The Valmet Automotive Group is a leading European manufacturer of electric vehicle battery systems and automotive kinematic systems (including electric vehicle charging flaps and active spoilers) for OEMs, as well as being one of the largest vehicle contract manufacturers in the world. In its strategic development, Valmet Automotive Group focuses on electromobility through the development and manufacturing of battery modules as well as packs for electrified vehicles. The activities in the group are organized in three business lines: Manufacturing, EV Systems and Roof & Kinematic Systems. Since its founding in 1968, Valmet Automotive has produced more than 1.7 million vehicles at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet Automotive also operates two battery systems plants in Salo, Finland and Uusikaupunki, Finland. A third battery plant in Kirchardt, Germany, will start production in 2022. The company has locations in Finland, Germany, and Poland. Valmet Automotive’s largest shareholders are state-owned Finnish investment company Tesi and the Pontos Group, each with a stake of 38.46 %. 23.08 % is held by the Chinese Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world leading manufacturer of battery cells for electric vehicles.