Yes, Sunday is not really a Swedish business day, but the Turkish investors are currently nervous and that's worth a short article. The dismissed Saab coworkers pulls it to Göteborg, more exactly to Torslanda. There is the Volvo plant, which is still looking for personnel. Depending on the source material, applications from Trollhättan will be available between 400 and 500.
Now one gets nervous at Brightwell, because it is feared that the bleeding towards the west coast could be too painful for Saab. A car factory without engineers and skilled workers is not an object that you want to buy. In the Swedish press, the departure of the employees is the theme of the weekend and Zamier Ahmed reads Dagens Industri.
Time and again it is asserted that Saab remains a Swedish company with Turkish owners, and that it is connected to the location Trollhättan. Whether the former employees, since April last year with promises and visions not just under-supplied, listen to declarations of intent, however honorable they may be?
Well, what can I say. No thing is without risk. If you wait on the one hand until there are accurate assessments of the Saab inventory and patents, on the other hand you lose time. That is the problem for both Brightwell and Youngman. Buying a car brand in Europe, and moreover a traditional brand, is a one-time process. An opportunity that will only be available for Rachel Pang and Zamir Ahmed this time. Because for investors from Turkey and China, the clock is ticking particularly quickly. Other potential buyers have more time there and can relax in the armchairs to see the skyline of ……… from the boardroom. consider. (Yes, that was mean again by me 😉, but bloggers also need some fun).
Employees who are crucial can be held in one way or another. It takes money and good ideas and initiative. Because in my estimation, the service providers are loyal. As I already wrote yesterday. Some of the best minds now gather in Nyköping.
Maybe you wake up on the Bosporus and in Beijing, turn on the turbo. Next week will finally be binding offers and brings the ship in the safe haven. Fight for the people you need to continue development and production. The time for press releases and interviews should be over. Now facts, facts, facts count.