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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Volvo wants Saab's tools and machinery

Swedish radio P4 Väst reports that Volvo Cars wants to buy all tools, machinery and other equipment from the Saab Trollhättan factory.

Volvo's plan is to move this equipment to its Torslanda factory outside Gothenburg. Volvo is thus not interested in the Trollhättan factory or continued live for Saab.

This information is all according to P4's sources and has not been confirmed by Volvo. Volvo has earlier confirmed that it is interested in parts of the Saab estate, but has not specified which parts. And that is understandable if this new information is correct, as it would mean the death of Saab and therefore is a very touchy issue for Volvo.

According to Göteborgs-Posten, Volvo most likely does not need the equipment in Torslanda, but eventually plans to move it to Chengdu China where former Saab manager Lars Danielsson oversees the construction of a new Volvo factory.

Let's hope Volvo shows some decency and does not push for a sale of this equipment until a possible sale of the entire estate is sorted out.