10 years, after Saab brought the last time quantities among the people, the brand disappears from the public. Saab driving is more exotic than ever, but yes, we are still here. Time for the short reports from the scene and the quarterly figures of Orio AB.
In October, 20 Saabs will meet in Erfurt am Domplatz. The weather does not mean it's good, it's rainy and cloudy, it just has 1 degrees outside temperature. The Saab friends from Thuringia are showing their flag, the Erfurter Allgemeine honored that with text and image on page 21. But they are still there, writes the editor. Yes, the Saab drivers are already an amazing people.
Saab at the Retro Classics Cologne
It's not only the Stammtisch and regional exits, but also the 1. German Saab Club ensures that the brand is not forgotten. Last weekend it was time again. The Retro Classics Cologne took place in Cologne. The club was there and showed two beautiful Saab 900.
Anyone who has missed the appointment in Cologne, gets the opportunity in December to visit Essen. In December, the Saab and the Subaru jointly present at the Motor Show their treasures in hall 2, booth D23. The big show in Essen takes place from the 1. until the 9. December.
Quarterly figures from Orio
Orio fights with sales declines, but holds its own. In 3. Q1 2018 sales fell by 20%, especially the North American market was weak. The result slipped slightly into the red, Orio showed up at the release of the Quarterly figures nevertheless optimistic.
After the end of the logistics services for Opel, the costs were adjusted at the Nyköping site and 36 employees were terminated. 22 have already left the company following negotiations with the union. However, the outlook is positive, as Orio has been able to win more customers for the logistics center in Nyköping, and the trade in car parts from other brands is also developing well. However, growth is not enough to compensate for the decline in the traditional Saab business.