Following his appointment as executive vice president, Mattias Bergman spoke to the local newspaper about the future of Saab 2.0. NEVS now has over 300 employees, including 150 workers. The number is continuously increasing and is close to 350, and above all the number of “blue collars” has increased since the summer break. There are also 100 consultants in the company.
The first birthday of NEVS is celebrated now not with coffee and cake in the press center, but in the production halls, so Bergman. Sounds good and combative. Translated means, it gets serious. We want to start, he says, in the fall, but please do not imagine that this is complete production. The word “full-scale production” that Bergman uses in relation to TTELA is not easy to interpret. NEVS will probably not start with all Saab 9-3 variants, the press had reported this several times, and production was ramping up very slowly. First - that would be the normal way - a small pilot team could start production. In the second step, this will be ramped up with more employees.
Suppliers are ready to supply the components needed for production. 99% of the parts are in their availability. Bergman sees the emphasis as COO in the following points, for which he has secured the support of the board:
- Start production of the Saab 9-3.
- Establish the distribution of the products that Saab 2.0 produces.
- To push product development further.
And finally, to make Saab again a car maker with a complete organization. We like to hear that. There is still the matter with the COO, who has canceled. Today it was again emphasized to the press that it was personal reasons of the applicant and it has nothing to do with the company itself.