The last days had it for the fans of the small Swedish brand in itself. The first 9-3 under NEVS direction rolled off the line, and with Saab it finally goes up. For our readers there are some impressions from the work at the end of this week. Attentive observers, with an eye for details, will notice changes since the summer months.
These are images that are good for the Saab soul that has been plagued in recent months. There is a lot of traffic at the press shop, and the usual background buzz of heavy machinery is back in 24 months. Finally, I have to say! I missed it and therefore made my way around the work with Mark. NEVS has done a good job in shielding and closing almost all the gaps. Only at the press shop is one of the last visual axes open, and so you can track the traffic of forklifts and trucks.
There have also been changes to the main portal, the color has been redesigned. Instead of the old Saab blue - a relic from earlier days - subtle shades of gray dominate that harmonize well with the NEVS lettering. The Saab and NEVS flags, which blow in the wind at the noticeably better-filled staff car park, also take up this game of gray and white. It looks modern, timeless, noble.
Everything shines in production, the factory is meticulously clean. NEVS has invested a lot of money, everything looks perfect. We were able to follow the production of Saab number two live. While number one was celebrating, the silver 9-3 aero was slowly approaching the end of the production line. The production employees were newly dressed by NEVS. History is the gray, not particularly beautiful work suits of the GM era. At NEVS, details are important. The pants and sweaters are black and embroidered with “National Electric Vehicle Sweden” and “Saab” lettering.
This looks elegant, and the boundaries between the workers and employees, to make clear earlier, disappear more and more. This is more contemporary, harmonizing with the claim of the brand and with the products. It is said that it is Kai Johan Jiang who takes care of the small details and the perfection. Sounds good to me and fits in with how we experienced NEVS on Monday.
They are personalities that shape extraordinary products and companies. Maybe Kai Johan Jiang is one of those people, I would be happy. No wonder there are production workers wearing gloves. An expression of perfection. We can look forward to the new products!