Time for Saab news in the last few days. The Gripen E takes off, Saab drivers meet in Vienna. Opel says goodbye to GM and becomes part of the PSA group. The final sale should be sealed in summer. This also has an impact on future logistics in Scandinavia.
Orio Logistics for Opel / PSA
Opel and PSA have decided to collaborate with Orio. The former Saab Automobile Parts AB has a modern logistics center in Nyköping and experience in the automotive sector. For at least 5 years, the company becomes a hub for PSA in the Baltic and Scandinavia. That's what the company said in one press report With. Orio, the supplier of Saab Genuine Parts and Logistics Specialist, puts its business activities on a broader footing.
Saab Gripen E maiden flight
Does Saab live or does Saab not live? Of course, Saab lives! Although cars are no longer being built, the technology and defense group Saab is successful and active. On the 15. June lifted in Linköping from the first Gripen E for maiden flight.
The Gripen E is another milestone in the history of Saab. Several states have shown interest in the latest Swedish technology, the hope for export success is high and justified.
With the new Gripen, Saab is also introducing a completely new, revolutionary system architecture. It is divided into a flight-critical and a non-critical area. Like apps, new tactical features can be installed at incredible speed, but remain separate from the flight-critical operating system area. The operation is now intuitive, Saab has taken the iPhone as a role model. Skills that previously took weeks or months, pilots learn now within a few hours. Promises the Saab AB.
Linköping is an old Saab location, not just with an airplane background. The Saab 95 was built in the aircraft factory from 1959 to 1962. Trollhättan had no free capacity, so planes and cars were built in the same plant. The airplane genes at Saab, they are a reality and not an invention of a marketing department.
Addendum: Saab meeting Vienna
Another message came from Austria from our reader Gerald. In Austria the Saab scene is very agile, and pictures from the 3rd Saab meeting of Saab Friends Vienna, which took place on May 06th, 2017. Saab drivers from Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Austria met in sunny weather.
Gerald reports: “From the Sterngasse we went in the convoy to the Karlwirt, in the sunny garden was lunch. Afterwards the tour went comfortably to the parking lot at the castle Liechtenstein. Afterwards, a short walk was taken to the Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, where a guided tour and a boat trip took place.
In the end, the journey together led through the wine route to Gumpoldskirchen, where a glass of wine was drunk while being together. A total of 24 Saab vehicles were at the meeting. ”