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, June 1, 2011

Saab rehiring consultants

The past weeks when Saab was in a financial difficult situation, many firms that hired out consultants to Saab decided to call their people home. Now Saab has paid overdue bills and is once again hiring consultats. Next week the number of consultants working for Saab will increase from 30 to 180. Before the financial difficulties of the past weeks, the number was 220.

"We have paid our debts and sorted out who we still want to work with," Mats Fägerhag, Vice President Vehicle Product Development at Saab, told TTELA.

Fägerhag does not rule out that an additional 20 consultants will be needed when the development of Saab's future models gets up to speed again. During the last weeks' turmoils the project has stalled.

"But now we will minimize the possible delay this has caused," says Mats Fägerhag.

The consultancy firm Semcon was one of the consulting firm that withdrew its people from Saab. Of Semcon's 50 affected consultants, 20 was given a notice of unemployment as a direct consequence of the crisis at Saab. For those things can change now. 

"Our ambition is to withdraw the notice," says Semcon's Anders Atterling to Swedish Radio.