Saab to restart production on Friday, will push out 100 cars a day


Following six weeks of no vehicles being produced, Saab plans on kickstarting production in Sweden once again on Friday (that would be tomorrow). The company originally halted production due to cash flow problems that left many of its suppliers without a paycheck.

According to Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri, Saab’s vice president of purchasing and manufacturing Gunnar Brunius, said that Saab aimed to start off slowly, rolling out 100 cars on Friday. Usually, Saab pushes out 230 to 240 units a day.

“We have decided to get going on Friday and we are going to do everything we can to get this moving,” Brunius was quoted as saying.

Saab, which was not immediately available for comment, recently received a 30 million euro advance payment from Pangda as it waits for regulatory approval in China for a deal worth up to 110 million euros ($154.7 million).

– By: Roman Bronfenbrener

Source: Automotive News