Saab day started quietly and I won't be in the office or on my Mac today. “Slowly blogging” is hip for today and Friday, because there are other things that I have to finish well and that are important to me. The local newspaper in Trollhättan published the little ray of sunshine on the horizon today. Saab's suppliers, it is said, have not yet given up hope.
Whether Lear, the supplier of the seats, DHL or Trollhättan Terminal. They all expect to be recruited after the Saab crisis. Seats Supplier Lear is currently dependent on 100% of the Volvo plant in Uddevalla, where the closure is already established. A renewed production for Saab would be the salvation.
It is a small, current ray of light, from Trollhättan. The Saab rumor mill is pretty quiet right now, but better no news than bad news.
Another message comes from Saab partner BMW. The Müncher, in the future (hopefully) platform and engine supplier, forge further alliances. Toyota will supply diesel engines, probably for a diesel hybrid of the Japanese. And you also get closer together with battery development.
I would much rather have read that BMW supplies to Saab diesel engines, great drive technology for the Saab 9-5 or the successor for example. Or that a small Saab comes on mini platform. But, what is not, that can still be.
Maybe BMW as a strong partner for Saab? Well, that's personal wishful thinking, but an option for the future. Christmas is coming, then wishes come true. 🙂