Porsche extends working
relationship with Valmet Automotive
Over 180,000 Boxsters and Caymans
assembled in Finland since 1997
Stuttgart/Uusikaupunki - Dr. Ing.
h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is maintaining its
successful relationship with Finnish production partner Valmet
Automotive for the mid-engine Boxster and Cayman models. “We
have extended our contract with Valmet – an option that was
always open to us – until 2011. Our Finnish partner will
continue to provide the production capacity that we lack at the
Zuffenhausen site for the assembly of the mid-engine Boxster and
the Cayman models”, said Michael Macht, Executive Vice President
Production and Logistics, at celebrations on October 16 in
Uusikaupunki marking ten years of collaboration with Valmet.
The Boxster was initially built
exclusively in Zuffenhausen in 1996. Since high demand for the
911 absorbed Porsche’s entire production capacity, however,
Boxster production was in part outsourced to Valmet in 1997.
Since then, the Finnish company has assembled over 180,000
vehicles in the Boxster series and, in so doing, fulfilled the
heavily monitored quality requirements of the Stuttgart-based
sports car manufacturer. The engines for these vehicles are
still built by Porsche in Zuffenhausen and sent, together with
other parts and components, by train to Finland.