Obituary. Volvo plant Uddevalla.

Times change, things disappear. What lies in the nature of things, because only when the old goes, something new can arise. In Sweden, a piece of automotive culture is gradually leaving. The former Saab transmission plant in Gothenburg will for the most part fall victim to the wrecking ball, while at Volvo it is the assembly plant in Uddevalla.

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Rearview mirror. Protocol of a marriage.

The automotive world is looking forward to Sweden. Not to Trollhättan to Saab, but to Gothenburg to the other Swedish brand. Since the takeover by Chinese investors, Volvo has been in the spotlight, because what happens there could also be a template for other companies. A study by the Norddeutsche Landesbank sees at least one other carmaker in Chinese hands by the end of 2015.

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