Restart or meltdown - a museum is sold

There are places that are obviously subscribed to dramas. For now 10 years, the Stallbacka does not come to rest. The Saab drama was followed by the NEVS tragedy. And even the entry of Evergrande does not seem to bring peace into the action.

Meltdown in the stablebacka
Access to Stallbacka and the former Saab factory

NEVS CFO leaves

Even if the media are repeatedly conjured up for future, golden times: reality tells a different story. With 2018 and Hans-Martin Afterthard, Vice President Product Strategy, Planning and Development, and Fredrik Alhström, Vice President Purchasing and NEVS Industrial Services, leaving the company behind in the last months of the year, it's time for another high-caliber employee to leave the company.

According to information available to us, NEVS CFO Jörgen Scribe leaves the Chinese investment at the end of the month. Jörgen Scribe has accompanied the position of CFO in the stablebacka for well over 2 years; Prior to joining NEVS, he was under contract with Volvo Trucks.

What is going on in the old Saab factory? A meltdown or a restart? The departure of Ifhof, Alhström and Scribe further weaken the troubled company. Her departure gives you an idea of ​​what it really looks like behind the scenes. It is difficult to commit equivalent replacement for lost competences. The Stallbacka should remain a place for dramas or at least exciting entertainment for months to come.

A Saab museum is dissolved

It is less clear than ever where NEVS is headed. As a Saab fan you can comfort yourself, because with the small, fine brand, what happens more in China, and less and less in Sweden, has nothing to do anymore. But even those who care about the Saab story, has no easy stand.

Last year, Anton Kempink announced the dissolution of his Saab collection. The private Saab Museum in the Netherlands was a regular destination for the Saab fans. In the beginning, there seemed to be hope to get the collection and hand it over completely.

That has since collapsed, and the collection that has been put together over the years is sold individually. Anton and Wilma Kempink offer their vehicles via The focus of the collection is on classic vehicles such as the Saab 92, 95, 96 and Sonett. The orientation should not make it any easier, the circle of lovers is naturally limited.

In addition to vehicles, many devotional items are also available around the brand. Contact by interested parties by phone or mail is desired.

16 thoughts on "Restart or meltdown - a museum is sold"

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    I also thought that this is about the Trollhättan Museum, someday I have to go there with my own Saab.

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      How fitting that the festival will take place again this year 😉

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    A museum is being sold ... and the blog has to be noticed too!
    Difficult, with the SAAB topic, too much emotion. The “head cinema” quickly plays a trick on you ...
    What a shame about the Dutch collection! Hopefully there will be a positive solution ...
    Why does this collection appear “only now” on the blog ???
    Was the collection very private or not publicly available, or did it have enough fans as a visitor?
    Or did I miss something? 🙁
    NEVS: oh dear, important people leave d .. s ……. Ship. We'll see (THANKS Tom and team) how things go in China.

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      This collection of Anton Kempink was always to visit. In Holland, this private museum was very well known and probably also in the west of Germany.

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    Hi Tom,

    Is there any factual background information about Evergrande - if so, that would interest me.

    In my opinion, a direct hit would be a new owner who not only builds any automobiles, but also takes up the SAAB spirit again - maybe even has hybrid vehicles in the future program. Such a company is currently missing worldwide (at least from the point of view of a die-hard SAAB fan). If production in Trollhättan then starts up again, I would be more than satisfied.

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      We are collecting the facts right now. The article will take a few days, I think on Monday the situation comes in detail.

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      Better not promise yourself too much ...

      On the subject of hybrids, there was already a first hint in the last two NEVZ articles. If I understand correctly, is the state (which one?) One of the burners and does not approve any further manufacturing licenses.

      NEVZ has two options. EVs made in and for China. Or the NEVZ bubble bursts, without it ever comes to it.

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    @ Tom: A detailed article about Trollhättan would be nice. I would be glad about background information and how to proceed. Is there something going on?

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    And I thought the article was about THE museum in Trollhättan ...

    About THE museum, which I finally wanted to visit for the first time in summer 2019. No wonder with this cover picture and the introduction ...
    Can I blame myself for being relieved now (at the end of the article), though the message is not a happy one?

    I celebrate every message here on the blog with bubbly, caviar and my own comment because I see it as a sign of the liveliness of SAAB ...

    And I pay homage to their posts and the blog team's work. For example, the usually extremely well-done suspense curves. But I find this latest suspense neither good nor funny. That was an attack on my physical psychic integrity.

    And it doesn't do justice to the museum in the Netherlands if I (and many other SAAB drivers) just breathe a sigh of relief, because luckily it's not about Trollhättan after all ...

    This tension was not one of the best.

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      To protect nerves there is also “a” museum and not “the” Saab museum in the title 😉

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        It was the same for me - I too am relieved to finally be able to visit the museum in Trollhättan for the first time in the summer. 🙂 Nevertheless, I find it very sad that another Saab institution (which I unfortunately didn't know about until now) will no longer exist. It's a shame that nobody can take over the entire collection. And what an achievement and effort by the Dutch couple in terms of idealism, free time, money, energy and attention to detail! Great and certainly unique! Yes, just real love for very special and fine cars! Can you still go there for a while and look at the things, maybe also to buy a little something? Or is that only possible via bids? On the homepage I couldn't find anything about whether or how long the museum is still open.

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          You drive to TROLL-Hättan and you still ask for sources of supply for Snurg?

          Someone is in a very, very hurry ...

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            Yes, I am always happy when I discover something new, nice and saabish that you can buy at short notice. These are such small moments of happiness - as compensation for the fact that you can't look at, marvel at, check out, compare, test drive and maybe even order and buy new Saabs (or even new car brochures). My latest “lucky moment” of this kind were the great leather door handles and the leather handbrake lever cover by Stephan Individual - very chic! 🙂

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            Of course, you urgently need the sticker beforehand so that you can equip and “stick” it to Sweden and make little Snurg a little less sad there as soon as he sees you. What could be before arriving at the museum / festival. Maybe the little guy is already peeking out from behind a tree a few kilometers from TROLLhättan near the waterfalls, for example. And when he sees one of these fine cars (namely mine) with the sticker “Made in Trollhättan by Trolls” passing by, his heart is warm ... 🙂

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      I had skipped the “one” when I had a heart attack 🙂

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