The Rastatt plant has a workforce numbering over 6,500, making it the region’s largest employer. Rastatt is the lead plant for the worldwide production of compact cars in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz. The A-Class Saloon, A- and B-Class and the compact SUV GLA are manufactured here. More than 300,000 vehicles rolled off the production lines in Rastatt in 2018. The production network for compact vehicles also includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary (A-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake), the Chinese production location BBAC (GLA, A-Class L Saloon), and the Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive (A-Class). The COMPAS joint-venture production plant in Mexico (A-Class Saloon) and the plant in Hambach, France, were added in 2018. Compact Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles of the EQ product and technology brand are to roll of the production lines in Rastatt and Hambach in future.