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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Saab taking a week break from producing cars

Updated with statement from Peter Hallberg, manager of Saab dealers association.

According to Dagens Industri web edition's sources, Saab's Trollhättan factory will be taking a break from producing cars until Tuesday next week. It is expected that Saab will come with information later today.

Saab's director of communication, Eric Geers, would not confirm that the production will be stopped as long as until Tuesday, but said that production is at a standstill right now and will remain so until the supplier problems are solved.
- We work really hard with a solution and do everything to try to get started as quickly as possible. At the same time, we want to fix this fluctuating production flow, he says.
The manager of the Saab dealer association in Sweden said the following to DI:

Peter Hallberg, manager of Saab dealers association, are not concerned for Saab's future. The Swedish dealers had a meeting with Saab's management last week.
- We left the meeting feeling assured, says Hallberg.
The fact that it's blowing around Saab is not an unusual situation.
- But this is just a morning breeze compared to what happened one and a half years ago, says Hallberg.

DI also reports that Norwegian supplier Raufoss Technology has decided that the next shipment of parts, destined for Trollhättan on Thursday, will be postponed until further notice from Saab.