In the middle of the swedish summer hole storm clouds are rising over Linköping. And Justus feeds his Saab video channel with new material. He restores a classic 900, which should be ready by the fall. Has he not planned too much? In addition: show Sweden flag. We borrow a nice idea from Volvo. The Saab short messages at a glance:
In the era of Donald Trump, almost all defense companies are doing really well. The world is getting ready Boeing Shareholders, for example, have been pleased with 12%'s impressive share price gains in the last 65 months. But there are exceptions. A small Swedish defense company called Saab is not getting anywhere. Instead of price gains, there are losses, and now there are job cuts and hiring freezes.
What is going on in Sweden? The drama started a year ago. Since then, strict guidelines for arms exports apply. In principle, since the summer 2017 only exports to friendly, peaceful states are possible. A setback for Saab AB, which has been booming for years. Add to that the weakness of the aircraft division. Although the Gripen E is a top product and maintenance more favorable than the competitors. But he sells badly. From the big business with India was nothing, Croatia preferred to install the installment purchase 12 used F16 from Israel, the deal with Switzerland is uncertain.
That it is probably not good for the Saab AB, you could read in spring 2018 in Swedish newspapers. At that time, members of the Wallenberg clan separated from larger private-owned Saab shares. However, the family still owns their shares held via the foundation and the investor.
Up to 1.300 employees and consultants should go now. The company should be so lean and efficient. From one Return to the automotive business, actually intended for 2017, has long been out of the question. The company has other worries.
Saab Video Channel. The Saab 900 project
With his Youtube video channel Justus took us on his trip to Sweden. For weeks he is back in Germany, now finally his Saab 900 project is on. A nice classic with red interior. A Vollturbo Coupe, which has two problems. The rust nibbles sustainably on the body, and the Saab was bought with a potential engine failure. What is not quite clear, but quite possible.
All this does not keep Justus from ambitious goals. In autumn, the old Saab Turbo is ready and ready for a trip to Switzerland. Can he do that? The first part of the 900 project is now online.
Show Sweden flag!
A funny idea that would suit any Saab. Volvo, meanwhile detail-in love as never before, showed with the first copies of the XC40 a small Sweden flag on the fender. Unfortunately, the flags were not in free sale, I thought anyway.
Stephan Individual makes it possible, the flag is now in the Online-Shop available. A nice detail that points to the origin of our vehicles. It fits in well with the 9-3 II, 9-5 OG, and 900 OG in the gap between bonnet and fender. However: Waschstrassen-suitable it is not.