Update: 10: 59 / 11: 36
Saab board member Victor Muller is currently giving a press conference in Beijing. He talks about the new Saab partner Pang Da. “Nobody in the world has a comparable distribution network,” says Muller. “Saab will receive € 30 million immediately from Pang Da. The approval of the authorities is not required for this ”.
Negotiations with Pang Da only started last week "It was a busy weekend, we didn't sleep much but it was the last 6 weeks". Muller sees the partnership with Pang Da better than the one with Hawtai, thinks it would mean a huge boost for Saab.
Victror Muller has yet to name a time to start production again. The first Saab from Sweden are expected to arrive in China in autumn. When asked if this was Saab's last chance, Muller replied, "Everyone thought we were already dead, but it takes more than newspaper headlines to kill Saab."
Muller sees Saab in a position to start production again with the money of the new partner. He didn't want to tell the press what quantities he expected in China. "I learned my lesson," said Muller.