The Saab Tour for interested corporate types

Swedish Radio West have another interesting little story on their news site today – a quick rundown on the tour that’s being given to the corporate types who are interested in acquiring Saab.
This is not your standard Saab Factory Tour.

According to a secure source from Saab, the visits begins at the Saab Museum in Trollhättan’s industrial park. Investors gather there and are provided with a business presentation and CEO Jan Åke Jonsson is one of those then in place.

Word to me is that they’re not only looking at Powerpoint presentations at this stage of the tour. Saab also have mockups of the Saab 9-5 and 9-4x in the room where these presentations are taking place so that investors can see just what they’re putting their money into.
The room is not part of the main museum area where tourists walk around, though I believe it is used when there are big events on.

After lunch the visit continues at the Saab factory, where production this week is in full swing. They will reportedly also be able to test drive one of the new Saab vehicles (presumably 9-5 and 9-4x, again).
Saab informationschef Eric Geers would not confirm that the visits are in this way, nor that Geely is one of the stakeholders who have already been in Trollhättan.

Oh, how I’d love to be over there at the moment, sitting in on one of those sessions.
And if you don’t mind me saying, this is one of the reasons why Saab should have an online presence along the lines of SU. Sure, you can’t broadcast this sort of stuff while it’s going on. Negotiations are too sensitive. But it would be absolutely fascinating for an enthusiast to see everything that happened after it was all over.
This is what we did and this is how we did it. I know I’d love to see it.
And finally….
This guy was photographed outside the Saab Museum this week. Who is he, who is he talking to on that phone, and what are their plans for our favourite little carmaker???
Enquiring minds want to know!!!