The long summer break in Sweden is coming to an end, so maybe the news-free time in the old Saab factory. After this leavingA month ago, ex-NEVS CEO Bergman announced it had become quiet.
The ongoing peace and the flow of information flow hints at nothing good. Not for a startup that finally wanted to go public with products after 5 years. Behind the scenes everything else is harmony. If we look back on the difficult phase during the 2013 reconstruction, when there were still hopes for a Saab comeback, we will notice grave differences.
Service providers are switching to the competition
At that time, only 1 (!) Employees left the company. Now the bloodletting is running at full speed. After many time and project contracts were not renewed, permanent employees also leave NEVS. They are high achievers from the middle management, as responsible for the marketing, which turns the Stallbacka the back. Also important employees from the battery development, such as Pavel Calderon, have concluded with the subject Trollhättan. He is now in a leading position at the Swedish electric car startup United tätig.
These are indicators that make one doubt the further development. It has not looked like the future and construction for months. The smell of the creeping decline is spreading. A positive prognosis for the traditional Saab factory is hardly possible.
The auto industry is in the biggest upheaval in its history. The peak of new car sales should soon be exceeded. Shared economy, networking, new propulsion technologies, synthetic fuels and the threat of a burners ban will change the market from the ground up. Some in the industry trembles, because they invest in future scenarios, the uncertainty factor is enormous.
Bad prospects for the old Saab factory
Right in the middle is an obviously insufficiently capitalized, Chinese electric car startup in Trollhättan. Without a new CEO and with a factory now in 7. Year no longer produced. A strong investor or a new owner might be able to change that. The hope of the NEVS founder apparently builds on that. But why would that happen?
The Saab brand name was once the biggest asset. He was lost. The once most modern car factory in Sweden is now outdated. The developers move on, it hardly remains an asset. The future, she appears uncertain again.