The situation is dramatic and it is difficult to keep track. Yesterday I received more than 120 mails from fans on Saab. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to answer every single one, because the blog is a "one man show". In addition, I have a fairly demanding job, but also gives me the freedom to write here in this "Non Profit Show". Important topics, such as warranty processing, spare parts are answered in detail on the weekend, that's promised.
But now back to the current situation in Trollhättan.
The union unions gathered today at 9: 00 members to discuss the way forward. Although Saab wants to give more time, on the other hand, more and more Saab employees are seeking financial help for associations and banks. That's the page. Other Saab employees are calling for the unions to continue to wait out of fear for the workplace.
The unions are doing the splits. Very difficult, also in view of the extremely tense job market situation in Trollhättan and the very high unemployment rate. If there is no solution, ie no Plan D, the unions will have to act.
The local politicians from Vänersborg, Trollhättan and Lilla Edet try to do what is possible. Because even for the municipality Vänersborg the Saab bankruptcy would be a disaster, our small car brand is here, too, the largest private employer. Politicians from Vänersborg who have a meeting with Mrs. Olofsson, therefore, want to raise the Saab situation there.
Victor Muller is currently giving many interviews. Again, after months in deep silence. He says a lot, and again little. He is combative and a master of puns. I got stuck with a concrete sentence from his interview. No. Actually, there are two sets that should interest us.
First, the court case. If the district court in Vänersborg rejects the appeal, then you go to the Supreme Court in Sweden.
The other was the Chinese entry at Saab. Muller sees investors 4 away until 6 weeks away. Very close, yet far too far.
It's not over yet. We should not write off the stamp yet. Even in difficult and dramatic things is a new opportunity.
Again and again I hear this Rover comparison. Saab, we should not forget that is not Rover. Rover was successful in selling small, cheaper cars from Japan that got a British make over. The biggest achievement of Rover was to convert a sedan from front to rear drive and to implant a V8. A product that the market has eagerly awaited. That was Rover.
Saab, on the other hand, has technologies that other companies do not have. The electric four-wheel drive, for example, a spin-off from Saab where our automaker still holds shares. Saab would have run the production, the first access rights to this technology. Other automakers would like these things too.
Saab has a Saab 9-3 ePower, which could run off the line immediately. In Gothenburg, you can only get 2012 with a similar product.
I write this so we do not put our heads in the sand. But proudly continue to stand by our brand.