Saab won’t restart production on Aug. 9 as intended


Swedish Automobile (formerly known as Spyker), announced yesterda that Saab is still continuing discussions with its supplier base on material supply and delivery terms in order to be able to resume production at its Trollhattan plant.

“As delivery of all parts needed to secure a production start is not yet agreed production will not resume on August 9 as intended and will be postponed until a full commitment on delivery plans can be secured,” Saab said in a statement.

“I am positive about the progress we made on the payment terms with our suppliers and it is good to see that we all want to make it work,” said Gunnar Brunius, Vice President of Production and Purchasing. “What we need now is a full commitment on supply of parts into our factory to be able to restart production and secure a stable manufacturing operation. We are now working hard with our suppliers to nail down these plans, commit to a delivery schedule and start building the close to 11,000 cars that we currently have in our order books. The industry-wide summer break at our suppliers caused certain key suppliers not to be able to supply us in time. Saab Automobile hopes to restart production earliest in week 35 provided that it is able to commit to a delivery schedule with its suppliers.”

– By: Omar Rana