Mercedes receives more than 40,000 A-Class orders before launch, asks Valmet to help with production

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is becoming a very hot product for the German brand. Even though the model won’t go on sale in Europe until mid-September, Mercedes-Benz has already received more than 40,000 order for the hatchback and is now looking to Finnish Supplier Valmet Automotive to expand production of the A-Class hatchback.

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“Our new compacts are so popular with our customers that the Rastatt and Kecskemét plants are completely utilized,” said Daimler’s Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, in a release. “Our aim is to optimally serve customer demand and keep delivery times of our new A-Class as short as possible in the interest of our customers.”

Mercedes said that it also plans to add a third shift at its Rastatt plant to support the demand for the new A-Class. Valmet will produce more than 100,000 units of the A-Class between 2013 and 2016.

– By: Omar Rana