Saab resumes production as an independent company

Spyker Cars announced today that Saab’s Trollhattan plant begin rolling again today, “heralding a new era for the Swedish premium car maker as an independent company. To celebrate the occasion, Saab Automobile CEO Jan Ake Jonsson, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller and Trollhattan Plant Director Gunnar Brunius took up positions on the line alongside assembly workers as the first batch of cars was built.

“Today”s resumption of production is a milestone in the history of our company” said Jan Ake Jonsson. “We are up and running as an independent manufacturer and I am delighted to share the experience on the line alongside our workforce. They have shown tremendous commitment to the company and we are all now focused on ramping up production to meet customer demand.”

Production at Trollhattan was originally halted for seven weeks prior to the purchase of Saab by Spyker.

The first vehicle off the line today was the all-new 2010 Saab 9-5.

“We have a highly flexible, world-class facility here at Trollhättan,” said Plant Director Gunnar Brunius. “Our ability to build so many different models in one location improves plant utilization and will deliver valuable efficiency gains. With these state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated workforce, we are in excellent shape.”

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– By: Omar Rana