Trollhattan still attractive industrial city despite the demise of Saab automobile
Monday, 06 February 2012
As it looks as the sun is about to set on one Swedish car manufacturing centre, Trollhlttan, where car manufacturer, Saab automobile shifted to bankruptcy, it turns out that Trollhlttan is still a bright spots for the automobile and other industrial activities.
One reason for this feeling is that a company, BRC, for a month now has been working on converting petrol cars mostly of the Subaru mark to diesel cars. For this to work well, workers have been collected from the limping Saab automobile.
“When we just started, Saab went bankrupt, unfortunately, so it was just important to quickly try to hire good and right people,” says Dennis Staaf, CEO of BRC.
The idea originally was that BRC would do the conversion of the cars in cooperation with Saab automobile. But Saab crisis meant that the BRC had to obtain its own premises and self-employ workers. They have now employed 14 people, are right now in Trollhättan, including ten from Saab.
BRC converts existing Subaru cars from petrol to diesel and it was primarily intended for a local taxi companies as well as for the commune’s official cars.
The capacity is 2500 gas cars to be transformed annually, but BRC wants to increase and expects to hire another ten people pretty soon. It is hoped that a work force of 50 people before the end of the year would be expected to be hired.
There is therefore life gradually building up in Trollhattan since the Saab undulating saga started some years before the emergence of Victor Muller to take over Saab from GM.
“It is pleasing that there are so many people who want to work here, but it is sad when you see that there are so many highly skilled labour being lost from Saab,” said Dennis Staaf, CEO of BRC.
By Scancomark.se Team