Ten years back Porsche had such an unexpected hit with the Boxster that it ran out of production space in their Zuffenhausen manufacturing plant. The solution was provided by Valmet Automotive of Finland who now build all of the Boxster series car (including the Cayman) at their plant in Uusikaupunki.
So pleased are Porsche with Valmet’s work in producing 180,000 cars that they have extended the contract a further 4 years to 2011.
“Over all these years in which we have been building premium sports cars together, Valmet has been a fair, reliable and calculable partner for Porsche. The product quality, so significant particularly for Porsche, has remained excellent throughout the years” said Michael Macht, Member of Porsche’s Board of Management, at the ten-year cooperation celebration in Uusikaupunki.
With 100 new cars rolling off the the production line every day there is no sign of popularity for the capable Boxster waning and with Porsche’s regular updates it remains at the front of it’s field.