Trollhättan. NEVS as an anti-cyclical job engine

Sweden is still in vacation mode. But the long summer break is coming to an end, and so it should be interesting in the Stallbacka. Prior to 7 years, NEVS moved into the Saab plant, since then the development was mixed at best. That will change from now on, with the billions of Evergrande in the background.

View into the model workshop
View into the model workshop

The number of Vacancies is at the highest level in years. And that at a time when the industry in Europe is turning the red pencil around. The list reads accordingly interesting, it could also be used as a manual according to the motto "What do I need for a car factory?“Go through. A few new positions, selected at random, are a preview of what the old Saab factory can expect in the coming months.

The model workshop will be revived

At GM, Saab was famous for its excellent model workshop. Studies for the entire group became a reality there, a small, Swedish dream factory. The workshop will be revived, it will be Employee searched. In the near future it seems finally again to give concept cars and prototypes from the Göta Älv. The bar is very high, because Saab had once set standards with dream cars such as the Aero X.

Who builds studies and prototypes, one may assume that he also wants to produce vehicles. In the electric car era, the timeline between design and realization is shorter than ever. In professional circles, there is talk of about 18 to 24 months. If one reads the vacancies like a book, then in Trollhättan the time to a finished product does not seem to be forever. Because the homologation team writes for Sweden and China certification engineers File

The factory itself has been broke since 2014. A reissue of the Saab 9-3 sedan, launched in December 2013, was the last rearing. Then it was over. Parts were dismantled for the new factory in Tianjin, and it can be assumed that the factory is currently not capable of production. The billions from China could change the state, and they have to. Investments are needed for CO2 neutral production. From the 2. Semester 2020 is to be built the Sion in Trollhättan. In addition, the product of another company could run off the tapes. For the production in the Body shop and I baked the Press Shop are vacancies advertised for immediate occupation.

Anti-cyclical job engine for the region

The timing for Trollhättan may be considered good. The former Saab factory may become an anticyclical job engine in the region. Because the skid marks of the auto industry are becoming more visible every day, even in Sweden. Not only Volvo is expanding its jobs in Gothenburg, but also the development center CEVT headed by former Saab development chief Mats Fägerhag shows a first slight weakness. There the times of rapid growth seem to have ended. Currently only available two vacancies open for occupation. Rising crises are good times for those who can invest and look for employees.

26 thoughts on "Trollhättan. NEVS as an anti-cyclical job engine"

  • I think a healthy coexistence of both drive systems is the most sensible. For short hauls or as a typical second car the E drive (when the batteries get better) and the rest with burners. Whether the latter must necessarily destroy fossil fuels is certainly also questionable. Synthetic fuels do not really seem to interest me, which is a shame.

    • Not yet. I suspect that will change in the coming years.

  • The news situation seems to be getting better and I appreciate that. So will 2020 be a good year for Trollhättan? It would have been 10 years since Victor Muller saved SAAB from GM closure and rebuilt cars.

  • Just connect me to Aero 9-3.
    Even if I personally would rather have new burners from Trollhättan.
    Preferably in hatchback form and with shell hood

  • Thanks, Tom for the eye-catcher! 🙂 Still a model that makes my heart beat faster ...
    A dream from "old times".
    What the new era will bring in terms of mobility is, however, fairly open ...
    But we are so well informed on the blog! 🙂

  • Most car manufacturers already have a large number of electric cars on the grid, so why buy a NEVS?

    • Price, quality, driver experience and looks.

      • Lets wait and see how they will look like!

  • Thanks Tom. Alone for the great photo from saabigen days.

  • That would be really great; Evergrande has enough stability to bring THT back to life. Hope we will see models again that don't look like "paste / copy" of existing cars. Saab was known at the time for its own models, well thought out and very safe. Will we start to mourn that something like this will happen again? I cross my fingers.

  • Finally a ray of hope after a long drought. Now please build “beautiful” cars. So design like a SAAB, driving performance like a Tesla. And that from the trolls. Huh.

    • Driving performance like a TESLA ??? Tesla has never been a pioneer when it comes to driving performance ... which is rather mediocre in terms of the service life of the battery! There are really others who offer much better driving performance (acceleration, service life, etc.) Tesla is always lifted into the sky even though they don't have the qualifications at all. Every 2nd 3rd Tesla has had to contact the workshop on an unscheduled basis because the Elon Musk never managed to achieve the goals it had set for production and quality perception!
      So forget about Tesla and dedicate yourself to companies that really have it, and offer a product in which driving does not have to take the test pilot function. LEXUS is there, I believe an example to which one should devote more quietly. But there are other, if not mass market, companies!

      • 2,6 seconds from 0 to 100 on the Model S is nothing? Interesting attitude.

        • HACH! ! !

          I find the setting a comment before even more interesting. Someone longs for absurd driving performance (Hach, groan and sigh), who has so far been noticed as a commentator mainly by accusing other readers of poor environmental awareness ...

          But apparently the dream is of the burning tires of a rocket for the dragstrip, with a "design like a SAAB". “And that from the trolls. Hach. "

          Yes, what now? This egg-laying wool and milk sow, which is CO2-neutral and conserves resources with 5 passengers and luggage, an environmentally neutral wheely without fine dust (abrasion of the tires), not even trolls get baked. And if they had hidden a thousand tons of fairy dust in the mountain ...

          HACH, what annoyed me this comment ...

          I think that is the meaning of Heijo Red's (misunderstood) answer.
          This is not about the highest possible driving performance as a snapshot, but about the relationship between driving and, above all, mileage (!) To the environment ...

          No matter how enjoyable (Hach) an acceleration experience or a high top speed (Hach) may be, both are usually bought very dearly at the expense of the environment. Not only with combustion engines and hybrids, but also and especially with a Tesla ...

          • Which shows once again how difficult the balancing act between environmental awareness and driving pleasure can be. I think we should be more liberal. Corresponding performance had almost always our vehicles.

          • Hach Mr. Hürsch and Mr. Red! With a little feminine intuition, I can really help her imagination. How about an open Saab sports car, like a new sonnet or based on the 9-X Air Concept? Small, light and electric. Little weight with a reasonable dimensioned battery pack and the corresponding performance. Would that be something for you?

          • @ Tom,

            that's true - provided that you actually meant appealing (!) driving performance and not (quote :) "corresponding". 2,6 from 0 to 100 are pretty absurd ...

            • @ Herbert, that is, if you will, the absurd world of Tesla. That's another reason why the brand has glowing fans. I would already be enough on the level of an Aero.

          • THE FANS …

            ... from Tesla should just be a little more honest. Then I would have less to complain about ...

            Just recently an S shot at the (thank God, jumped in time) traffic light on the right in the lane, past everyone and me straight ahead (!). The pilot seemed to know the traffic light phase well ...

            You can do it that way, but then I don't want to have to listen to the fact that the traffic rules have been broken in the name of the environment and that the lives of others have been endangered exclusively for the greater good of the community. But this was done CO2-neutral (supposedly) and free of nitrogen oxides (actually) and only served the higher and life-saving purpose of demonstrating the fundamental superiority of the system and thus making a contribution to saving this earth ...

            You can talk to me about driving fun at any time, but if you kid me with more than two tons (and endanger) and also talk silly nonsense, you are more likely to create an enemy ...

      • Thanks for the comment. That speaks to me from the soul. I bought a Lexus next to my SAAB as a second car, bought just for that reason.

  • .... well, the model is right to fall in love !!!!!!

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