At the weekend, NEVS will speak on the local newspaper. NEVS CEO Mattias Bergman confirms what we have long suspected. NEVS faces major changes in ownership structure.
According to Bergman, the company will get a new main shareholder. NEVS founder Kai Johan Jiang, who invested “money and heart”, will remain connected to NEVS as a minority shareholder. For six months, NEVS has been negotiating separately with two parties without giving their names. The negotiations are at a “very advanced stage”. Now there are “three-way discussions” so that the future partners get to know each other better.
The escape to the reconstruction, says Mattias Bergman, has taken place because impending seizures of material and machines have endangered the business. As always, there is no time window until all transactions have been completed. Even what will happen after the takeover by a new owner remains vague.
Whether the jobs are secure, whether the new majority shareholder will take over the workforce or increase whether layoffs are pending - it is too early to answer. Bergman believes that part of the business is continuing to build “premium class” vehicles in Trollhättan. Competence from Sweden, without which you cannot manufacture a premium product, is in demand. There were no plans to relocate production from the Trollhättan location.
It was not more than confirmation of the facts that Trollhättan's open secrets are. But at least a confirmation of upcoming, fundamental changes. New owners, if they come from the auto industry, could give the company the perspective it would have needed from the beginning.
Can I think of something else? Only so much: in the last week were again visitors in the factory, which were not assignable. They did not come from Asia.
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