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.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Taxes are being paid

With all the troubles recently with employee wages, I think many of us wondered if Saab would be able to make this month's  tax payment.

On Friday the local Trollhattan news paper TTELA reported that the taxes were in the process of being paid. This month the amount to be paid is only SEK 21 million, compared to SEK 65 million last month.

TTELA also writes that their sources tell them that Saab has had some troubles with Chinese partner Youngman, without going into detail what these troubles are. But the cooperation with Pang Da is said to be a good one.

To close off, TTELA has also spoken with Volvo PV which is hiring 1,000 new engineers and asked them if many Saab engineers have applied for a job:

"Sure, we have people from Saab applying. We are in the middle of the largest recruitment of engineers in the history of Volvo and have received a total of 2,500 applications for the 1,000 positions we offer. But I would still say that we haven't received unusually many applications from Saab employees. They seem really loyal to their company even in this situation," says Stefan Elfström, press officer at Volvo Cars.