Saab factory starts again on Friday as the Chinese arrive


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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Saab automobile production is resuming operation by Friday accounting to a new decision by the management of the company. The decision came after the company’s operation had been interrupted for more than a month due to internal management issues.

The Swedish business daily, Dagens Industri reports that late on Wednesday night, the company management decided to prelaunch production as from Friday. After nearly six weeks at the factory that stalled the line at the plant will begin to roll again. But the start will be delayed. Saab aims to manage to produce 100 cars on Friday, instead of the usual rate of 230-240 cars.


"We have decided to kick off on Friday and will do everything to make it go that way ", said Gunnar Brunius, Purchasing and Production Manager at Saab Automobile to the paper.

Friday is a suitable starting date as the new Chinese partner Pang Das representatives visit Trollhattan same day. They will be received by the Saab owner Victor Muller.

"Although they know already our situation, it is positive if the plant is up and running when they appear around ", said Gunnar Brunius to Dagens Industri.

Maud Olofsson, agreed on Wednesday that she would meet with the Chinese.
"It is a kind of courtesy call and an opportunity to meet us. Probably a fairly short meeting, "said the Economy Ministry's press officer Hakan Lindberg.
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