How the Swedish Saab Subcontractors want to involve Antonov in Saab business


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Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Saab Automobile’s contractors are tired with the problems tied to the car manufacturer’s persistent lack of capital and have come up with a cleaver way to flush Vladimir Antonov in to the blood stream of the company.

They have done it in a way that they have undercut those who are against the involvement of Vladimir Antonov and have made him to be involved in the supply side of the business. This will make  Vladimir Antonov to be the part of suppliers to the Saab production which technically will means that he will take care of  managing the supplies of parts to the factory.


"Now is the time for those who say no to Antonov to puts their cards on the table. Neither the government nor the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been able to say why they reject him," said Sven�ke Berglie, Chairman in part supplier group, Fordonskompentgruppen, to the Swedish daily Dagens Nyeheter.

EIB's reluctance to Antonov may be related to his criticism of Lithuania's central bank which reports held that a bank which Antonov has an interest carried out unethical lending.

Antonov had rejected the information and accusations and calling it a "blackmail".
The Swedish government has said it will take a positive decision on the Antonov - provided he gets the green light by the EIB and Saab’s former owner GM.
By Team

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