In Trollhättan once again taken stock. The CEO of the innovation, Tore Helmersson, gave an interview on the subject of Saab to Swedish radio P4Väst two days ago. The Innovatum, as part of Trollhättan's state aid package, will receive an additional 20 million, almost 2.4 million, annually for a period of three years.
Well spent money, says Helmersson. On-site automotive expertise has been maintained, and more than 500's former Saab engineers have found a job in 15's new companies. The innovatum gives the start-up companies start-up support and accompanies the way into the economy. The future challenge for the Swedish engineers lies above all in China, the market with the highest growth rates. The future prospects are very good, says Helmersson. The network of relatively small companies works, and Saab knowledge is in demand.
The number of more than 500 former Saab engineers is high and surprises me too. Actually, I had expected more churn, especially in the direction of Gothenburg. That so much skill was kept in Trollhättan is a good sign. Also for the restart at Saab.
Spyker reborn & Audi and the "Q"
Muller and Spyker will present at the Geneva Motor Show a sports car study called B6, which is to document the restart of Spyker. The study is said to have very "Saabige" trains, Muller today let the press know. A Saab Aero X as a Spyker or something like that? What Spyker is currently showing us does indeed look a bit like a Saab-style aircraft cockpit. We'll see the Blogger team will be there.
Geneva promises to be interesting without Saab. The Chinese-Israeli joint venture Qoros is presenting its first production car, and former Saab employees are also involved here, and the Volkswagen Group is already showing signs of nervousness. The limousine GQ3 may not carry the "Q" in the name. The Civil Chamber at the Hamburg Regional Court has issued an injunction at the behest of Audi. The "Q" stands at Audi for the SUV range and, hmm, one sees in the newcomer a serious threat. Or how is the story around the "Q" to understand?
There was still the story with the packages
As announced, we have bought the warehouse of a former Saab supplier. It took patience and persuasion of family members, but we did it! The parcels have meanwhile landed in Germany, and since then we have been busy unpacking and photographing. Tomorrow comes the dissolution of the story, which has arrived at us completely Saab-crazy things. If you do not want to wait so long without patience, you can ask Google with a bit of a certainty