Saab confirmed today that it has officially restarted production at its plant in Trollhättan. The first batch of 100 cars is planned for this first day of production since April 6.
Saab will eventually increase the daily production rate in the coming weeks in parallel with the full re-establishment of the supply chain.
To relaunch production Saab’s CEO Victory Muller was joined by Mr. Pang Qinghua, Chairman and CEO of Pang Da Automobile, and Gunnar Brunius, Saab Automobile’s Vice President Purchasing & Manufacturing. Pang Da is the Chinese company that is involved with saving the Swedish automaker.
The first cars to roll off the assembly line were a silver Saab 9-5 Aero XWD and an orange Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition.
“This is a great day for our company and it is great to see the plant running again. We have gone through a rough patch in recent weeks, but Saab is back in action again,” said Muller. “I would like to express my deep gratitude to our fantastic suppliers who have worked so hard with us to make this happen, and to our loyal employees who have constantly stood by our side.”
– By: Omar Rana