At an event marking the production of the first vehicle, Valmet Automotive CEO Ilpo Korhonen described the GLC project is the most ambitious for his company ever.
Mercedes-Benz Cars and Valmet Automotive began a partnership with an A-Class manufacturing contract in 2013.
Besides investment, the production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC requires the hiring of a considerable number of new employees. Valmet Automotive will recruit over 1,000 new workers this year. Under a campaign already underway, the company is recruiting 500 new car builders for its Uusikaupunki plant.