The national suppliers of the auto industry met in Sweden yesterday. The annual event - it is organized by the umbrella association FKG - is always something like a catwalk for suppliers and their customers. To be seen and to be seen, to give a lecture and to socialize. This is important. Saab 2.0 sent NEVS purchasing manager Per Svantesson. He had good news in his luggage.
According to the information he gave to the local newspaper from Trollhättan, NEVS has reduced the number of suppliers from 500 to 400. "We will have too little production per supplier to be interesting" - said Svantesson. The reduction results in a win-win situation for both sides. Saab 2.0, he says, has put tremendous effort into the past 6 to 8 months. Svantesson, having been in the business for 30 years, has never experienced anything like it. The production facilities are now of the same high standard as they were before production was discontinued.
The latest negotiations are currently underway with a good dozen suppliers, which should be successfully completed in the latest 6 to 8 weeks. It was a big challenge, says Svantesson, but they have strict targets and want to start production later this year.
That Saab 2.0 would be more Swedish than before, here we have confirmed it again. The small and medium sized companies in Sweden will be pleased, because an additional customer besides the Gothenburg brand is welcome. NEVS has discovered that small businesses can often be the better choice in terms of quality and speed. The drivers of older Saab models already have experience with it. Saab 900 and 9000 were very Swedish and are the optimal long-term vehicles.
Let's take a look at the schedule! Currently we are in the calendar week 41, the calendar autumn ends in the 51. Week. 10 weeks still, maximum. The countdown is running !
Picture: National Electric Vehicle Sweden