A quick look (not only) into the wintry north. The automotive location Trollhättan, its future - it is difficult to make a forecast. But something is happening and somehow it raises further questions for me.
Another company in the automotive industry is located in Trollhättan. FEV GmbH, active worldwide in the field of transmissions and alternative drives, has opened an office in the area around the Innovatum. At the beginning there are 5 jobs, by the end of the year 20 people should find employment there.
FEV with its 3.000 employees is not a lightweight in the industry. The company from Aachen is strongly active for a manufacturer from Munich and now focuses on southern Sweden and the future of the region. You're not alone.
With government support, 2012 became public in February LeanNova founded. A success story, made by Trollhättan! 200 employees, mostly former Saab engineers, are now on the payroll there. There are offices in Coventry and Shanghai, Saab DNA is spreading all over the world. The state Fourier transform has a few days ago LeanNova to the ÅF AB resold. LeanNova wants to continue to grow under the new owner, also in Trollhättan.
A start-up, a change of ownership. All of this against the background that a car factory in the Stallbacka has been sleeping for almost a year and that the future seems uncertain.
Trollhättan, another preferred location for the industry? No decision is made to relocate because Göta Älv is so beautiful or the surrounding area unfolds its charm in summer. Decisions are made because there are long- and medium-term prospects. All of this gives hope somewhere that automobile construction in Saab City continues to have a future.
Perspective Borgward ...
Addendum to a previous article - and not quite fitting to the Saab topic. But I'm interested in the brand and the upcoming story. Maybe the readers too.
The Westfalen-Blatt reported on Thursday, with reference to company-related circles, that the new Borgward headquarters should be built in Stuttgart. The main reason is said to be the proximity to the many suppliers in the region. Three days ago I asked if Borgward from China would work, and now Borgward 2.0 seems to want to root its roots in Germany.
Surprised ! Honestly !
A large Borgward sedan is to be presented at the IAA 2015. At least one reason to go to Frankfurt. The next, very long article is again about Saab. And only about Saab 😉