It is incredible that 5000 Saab customers around the world have placed their trust in the manufacturer and ordered a new Saab during the crisis weeks. Which manufacturer would have something else like this? This is the “Saab Spirit” that is still awake. Saab's suppliers, above all Svenåke Berglie, head of the supplier association, believe in Saab and in the concept, but with a very thick “But….”
So not the belief in the manufacturer as such, but the trust in the administration suffered during the crisis. Svenåke Berglie therefore thinks aloud about stricter payment terms and believes that in the beginning, deliveries should be paid immediately “on the ramp”. That is the problem that has emerged, which urgently requires the establishment of a functioning financial administration. We have already written about it, For the future, the boss of the suppliers is calling for more transparency and openness. So far, Saab has always hidden behind the Dutch stock exchange rules, which is not well received by the suppliers.
Svenåke Berglie sees that there is no 100% security business, but suppliers want more transparency about asset allocation, cash flow and sales. If this openness is prevented by the Dutch stock market rules, some suppliers will withdraw completely, says Berglie.
As I said, Berglie expressly emphasizes his belief in Saab. It's good. His reservations, however, are equally understandable.
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