The Swedish press has been quiet for a few days now. Saab disappears from the daily headlines, which I definitely do not regret. Tonight I had a very long phone call with a good friend in Stockholm, which is very close to the Saab thing.
What he told me sounds believable and very positive. The involved parties talk (finally) directly with each other, behind closed doors. The media are deliberately kept outside. The effort of both the Chinese and the Americans to understand each other's position is palpable. There is an intense search for solutions with which all participants can live.
As written this afternoon, Youngman representatives are increasingly taking responsibility and taking an active role. All current financial obligations are also met, so that the reconstruction does not appear to be at risk.
It is very important to me to mention the following: Youngman and Pang Da are investors who want to consciously invest in the Trollhättan location. The investors seem to stand for the Swedish origin of the products and Saab DNA. It is very important not to skim off technology. It is about expanding the brand over the next few years and putting new products on the road.
These are facts that I keep hearing from everyone involved in the Saab deal. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint everyone who suspiciously observes the entry of the Chinese. At the moment you are 100% committed to commitments and keep your word.
These were the late news from Stockholm. I think it's good news.