The press rolls over with comments on the sale of Saab Automobile AB. Some see bright prospects, especially in the Asian region, other commentators see the suffering go on. Few realize that the purchase seems preferable and hasty. Because construction sites are still open.
There is the question of the purchase price, which is unclear. Also, only a partial amount has been paid so far, the rest waits until a certain date. There are the questions of trademark rights that are still in negotiations. And there are the administrators who are very monosyllabic. Anne-Marie Pouteaux was in the interview very evasive and buttoned yesterday, in many things deliberately dare. Hans Bergqvist does not even go to the press.
We feel that the sale should be completed quickly and before the summer break. Important contracts expire on June 30th and the issue of the new owner's repurchase of the factory property was one of the topics. A name that we all know is appearing more and more often. Mahindra & Mahindra.
Yesterday there was a report on Dagens Industri, then an article on Saabsunited. The indices are tightening, that the participation of the Indians is imminent. Which would be logical. Because what does NEVS want with the Saab Complex in the Stallbacka? The anticipated low unit sales of electric cars will not be able to work at full capacity within a reasonable amount of time. There are the rights to the Saab 9-3, which the consortium has acquired, but only make sense if you build the turbo gasoline, diesel and BioPower range.
Sources say Scania's and Saab AB's use of branding with their new owners will depend on the entry of the Indian group. There may be something in it and the financial power and size of Mahindra would make the sale a round, meaningful package.
However. There are still only indications that have been confirmed by several sources, and unfortunately we need the "G ......" word again. Before we start writing about conspiracy theories and questioning the rule of law in some cases in Sweden, we should wait until we know the whole package. Because at best there is a package on our table - not a package.