10 years after Saab last brought numbers to the people, the brand disappears from the public. Saab driving is more exotic than ever, but honestly, we're still there. Time for the short reports from the scene and the quarterly figures of Orio AB.
In October 20 Saabs meet in Erfurt on Domplatz. The weather doesn't mean it well, it's rainy and cloudy, with an outside temperature of just 1 degree. The Saab friends from Thuringia undauntedly show their colors, the Erfurter Allgemeine honors this with text and picture on page 21. But they are still there, writes the editor. Yes, the Saab drivers are an amazing people.
Saab at the Retro Classics Cologne
It's not just the get-togethers and regional trips, the 1st German Saab Club also ensures that the brand is not forgotten. Last weekend it was that time again. The Retro Classics Cologne took place in Cologne. The club was there and showed two beautiful Saab 900s.
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 logistics services for Opel, costs were adjusted at the Nyköping location and 36 employees were laid off. 22 have already left the company after negotiations with the union. The outlook is positive, however, because Orio was able to win more customers for the logistics center in Nyköping, and the trade in auto parts from other brands is also developing well. However, the growth is not enough to compensate for the decline in the traditional Saab business.