Orio AB. Replacement in Nyköping.

Replacement in Nyköping. Orio AB CEO Jonas Tegström will leave the company after 5 years. The search for a successor is already running. The change also has something to do with Swedish politics. And with an old promise.

Orio logistics center in Nyköping. Image: Orio AB

Jonas Tegström has been running Orio AB for 5 years. Under his direction, the former Saab Automobile Parts AB changed from an after-sales supplier for Saab to a logistician for external companies. The logistics business at the Nyköping location is going well, Orio has established itself in the market. The Saab spare parts business, the roots of the company, is also still profitable. It is true that the number of approved vehicles with the Saab Greif on the hood is constantly falling internationally. But it is shrinking more slowly than forecast in the original plan.

Saab spare parts profitable

And even if Orio persistently ignores some segments, such as the supply of the classics with reproductions, the trade in Saab spare parts is still profitable. Not all of the strategies that Tegström implemented during his time in Nyköping were so successful and were able to establish themselves in all markets. Most recently, the company had to report losses again due to high depreciation, and the number of employees has halved in the last 5 years from 400 to only around 200. With strict cost discipline, Tegström was recently optimistic that he would return to the black this year can. Now the search is on for his Successor and the current CEO will remain in office until its inception.

The reasons for this could, apart from the disappointing development, also be reflected in the eventful history of the company. The highly profitable after-sales subsidiary served the state as a pledge for an EIB loan of 2 billion Swedish kroner to Saab Automobile AB. With the closing of the factory gate in December 2011 the Swedish state took over the enterprise a year later and holds it since then.

The then government prized the value on 2.5 to 3 billion crowns and gave the promise that the taxpayer should not stand for the loan. Since then, development in Nyköping has been in the public interest, even though the government in Stockholm has changed hands in the meantime. After all, the values ​​estimated at the time proved to be overly optimistic in the following years and had to be corrected downwards by the Riksgålden.

Political pressure, an old promise

Most recently in April of this year, the topic came back to the public. Despite the positive outlook for the next few years, the Minister of Economic Affairs had to Ibrahim Baylan admit that the value of the basically profitable company has declined in recent years. He promised the public to keep the loss of tax revenue as low as possible.

Tegström's optimistic predictions may not have been convincing enough for this goal. After 5 years, another one will take the company operating in 52 countries into the future.

7 thoughts on "Orio AB. Replacement in Nyköping."


    Even the youngest SAABs are getting on in years, which makes it possible to identify typical weak points and long-term defects typical for the respective models. For example the taillights from the 9-5 NG. But also for many other parts of other models ...

    • After all, what exactly wears on and eventually fails and when does it fail and which model fails?

    • How many vehicles of the respective model are on the way?

    • What must the Orio product range look like so that as many SAAB drivers as possible can correct common deficiencies?

    • What should possibly be added to the product range when time and models are ready for it?

    • How to economically and profitably achieve the lowest possible shrinkage process of the SAAB fleet?

    I think the CEO who asks this question and finds the answers is automatically the right CEO. It depends on the head and what's inside, everything underneath is private and as irrelevant as anything ...

    These condemn three articles in High German and their influence on thinking. Awful …
    Original Berliners think quite simply, who, that or the CEO? I don't give a shit. The main thing is that the (!) CEO does a nice job.

  • Shows probably that the remaining Saabs more and more comes in lovers hands and thanks to Orio it is not difficult to keep the cars. From time to time extra actions like the spring and we can have a lot of fun for a long time

  • Thanks for the info about Orio, which turned out to be too optimistic for me:
    Quote:… is going well,… establishing it on the market,… as before high-yield,… approved SÄÄBE shrink more slowly.
    The 1. Part of the article sounds promising, but that's about it.
    Then it goes more with “high losses”, write-offs, redundancies. So less optimistic ...
    So it is obvious that the CEO should soon take his hat off. Especially since the state of S is expecting some crowns back ...
    I rather HOPE that Orio “gets the curve” and that the “shrinking process” shows success in the long term.
    Orio seems to be the "Achilles heel" in the SAAB spare parts supply ...
    The new CEO “creative ideas”! Good for everyone involved.

  • Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump would be pretty cool ...

  • Maybe it's time for a female CEO of SAAB understands?

  • PING! ! !

    Funny. Just this morning it occurred to me - for whatever reason - that I hadn't read anything about Orio for a while. Ping, and there is something ...

    Aspect wise, even good. For example, the number of approved SAABs declines more slowly than predicted. And it's quite possible that the shrinking process of the fleet will continue to slow down because the remaining SAABs are increasingly in the good hands of true friends of this brand.
    Not only does the wheat chaff separate, but so does the consumer from the owner. And property committed.

    Let's hope that Orio and the upcoming CEO also make something of it. That they see in it much more than just a lemon that you can still squeeze a little.

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