IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Back to normal at Saab in Trollhättan?

Automotive News has a good article today which sums up this weeks events and does so without the big headlines and doomsday rhetorics we have seen in Swedish media. And as far as I have noticed, the reporting from this week's events have been very different when comparing Swedish and international media. Swedish media have reported the events with a distinct hint of negativety, while international media have been much more objective and factual in the reporting.
Anyway, according to the Automotive News article things looks like they are returning to normal:
Christer Palm, Chairman of Sweden's FKG association of car industry suppliers, said he had not heard of any new issues that could hold up production again, though he believed suppliers were somewhat cautious given this week's payment disputes.
"I have spoken with some of the other suppliers and they seem to be satisfied even if there may be some delays," he told Reuters, noting that the delays were a matter of days rather than weeks.

"There is no acute problem that I can see at the moment," he added.

Geers [Saab spokesman ] said Saab hoped to get back to its more than 200-car-a-day production capacity as soon as possible.