The press release yesterday read harmlessly, but had it in itself. The Orio AB buys from NEVS all tools for the production of Saab original parts. A business that has positive effects!
Orio gives us nothing less than long-term security of supply for Christmas. No matter how long we want to be on the road with a Saab - there will be spare parts. These are hard facts that interest us, important for everyone who moves their Saab in everyday life. Good news also for fans who drive a Saab classic. Your hobby is secured in the long term, the reproduction of some parts is more than just an option.
Orio AB is state-owned, it couldn't be more solid. As of now, the Swedes are also the only manufacturer of Saab original parts. That's good news! Beyond what future owners could plan with the plant in Trollhättan - we and the Saab partners are on the safe side after yesterday. We can watch the poker around the brand relatively relaxed as spectators. The tools for the production of Saab parts are no longer part of the negotiation.
From the point of view of Orio AB, the purchase is a strategically intelligent move. The company has suddenly gained substance. Not only logistics experts, but guards over all previously built Saabs. A matter that has been approached in the past with a lot of professionalism. A number says more than 1.000 words: 97%. The percentage represents the availability of Saab spare parts from Nyköping stock at the end of November. In comparison to the industry, Saab, or rather Orio AB, is thus very well positioned. There is no difference to other companies with ongoing production.
Whoever wants to revive the Saab brand at some point, will not be able to pass the former Saab subsidiary from Nykoping since yesterday. Only those who bring the Orio AB on board can cultivate and use Saab Heritage. That too is a good thing.
There is also a kind of Christmas present for the troubled company in the Stallbacka. NEVS expects, as spokesman Östlund said yesterday, money that is very welcome and thus buys some air in the relegation battle. The purchase price has not been revealed and not much changes for the struggling company. Tools for the old 9-5 or the 9-3 predecessor never had any meaning in the company strategy.
The tools for the current 9-3 could even continue to be used, now with the approval of Orio AB. In theory, if you had the naming rights, NEVS could build the Saab 9-3 again. But does anyone seriously believe it?