Production will resume in one week

Good news everyone!

Fellow crew member Tompa reports that several Djup Strupes (what we call our informants here, the literal Swedish translation of Deep Throat) confirm the production will get started again in a week.

It will take a few days to re-calibrate the robots and get everything sorted. I am not sure how much information on the suppliers’ situation exists at this moment. TTela reports that IAC have been forced to post notice to their employees already. We can only hope they can get back up to speed soon.

Buy new F5 keys now before the supply runs out.

hughw
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5 years 4 months ago

what’s the equivalent of F5 for a mac?

Quijote
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5 years 4 months ago

Commard+R

till72
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5 years 4 months ago

It’s always expensive to have a Mac. We gotta buy Cammand and R buttons while Win users are done with an F5 key. Damn. 😉

Jos
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5 years 4 months ago

CTRL + R works on a PC as well (so give that poor F5 a break)

Khrisdk
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5 years 4 months ago

Get Chrome. Or SRWiron if you like your privacy
Get the Auto Refresh Plugin
Set refresh time.
Stay informed

Save the wear on your keys 🙂

Works on both Mac and Windows.

Turboladdade
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5 years 4 months ago

Yes, but try typing foreign characters. For a Mac, the Germanic character ß is simply Option + S, whereas on Windows it requires you to hold down ALT and individually type the numbers 0, 2, 2 and 3. It is similar for all non-English characters.

74StingSaab
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5 years 4 months ago

That is indeed wonderful news……I am sure its a sigh of relief for all our friends associated with Saab.

ANA
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5 years 4 months ago

If it is true then this is fantastic news!

However, I don’t want to be negative but the main factor dictating whether production will restart is the suppliers, and reportedly many are still owed significant sums – I hope Saab can sort this quickly.

BoeBoe
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5 years 4 months ago

And if they have money. Which they don’t have at the moment.

Quijote
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5 years 4 months ago

Saab UP!

viggen
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5 years 4 months ago

Great news.. Hopfuly no more delays 🙂 Saab up!,

RobinM
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5 years 4 months ago

Well done Tom, great news for the 1st of May.

JH
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5 years 4 months ago

Who is Tom? 😉 I think you wanted to write Tim, but it was Rune who wrote this article. 😉

JH
Member
5 years 4 months ago

Oh, my bad. Tom=Tompa, of course… *blushing *

But this is really good news! 😀

rune
Member
5 years 4 months ago

Yes, Tompa is stuck in a car somewhere so he asked me to post in his place.

tompa
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5 years 4 months ago

Tiz true =) I’m on my way back to Uppsala with my family from a wonderful weekend in Umeå up north in Sweden visiting SU friend “Rostnes” and his family. The drive is more than 7 hours long and publishing on the fly is not what I regard as “safety first” although talking on the phone wile driving Is legal in Sweden.
Thank you so much Rune for posting this superb news!

Cheers/Tom

900 classic cab
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5 years 4 months ago

Nice !

saab93f
Member
5 years 4 months ago

!!!
Great news. Hopefully this´ll be the last stop we´ll ever hear of.

KarlR
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5 years 4 months ago

Great! I have heard the samething! 🙂

BoeBoe
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5 years 4 months ago

Did they receive money already? I haven’t heard anything about it.

ArchDandy
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5 years 4 months ago

Great news.

TurboLover
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5 years 4 months ago

Great, but how was the sollution with regards to money?

BoeBoe
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5 years 4 months ago

There is no info (at the moment). I don’t know if they already have some momeny. But they didn’t make anything public.

rostnes
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5 years 4 months ago

Well Tompa, nice to see you sharing the good news, lets all hope this is for real!
Drive carefully Tompa, and thanks for a great weekend!

GrumpyGriffin
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5 years 4 months ago

Yes rostness lets hope its for real, we have had had these promises before, still it could be argued that when they are not actually making cars they may well be losing less money?

derek
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5 years 4 months ago

I thought the F5 key referred to the key fob. There were shortages of 9-3 trunk (boot) lids and key fobs last year.

kaiger
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5 years 4 months ago

Hope this is right….but media still reports nothing new, they even say it will take at least two weeks IF they find a solution, so still negotiating:

http://di.se/Artiklar/2011/5/1/234450/Inga-nya-besked-om-Saab/

Red J
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5 years 4 months ago

Kaiger,
sometimes we know things before the press does. 😉

kaiger
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5 years 4 months ago

Sure, therefore I’m hoping 😀

ANA
Member
5 years 4 months ago

The suppliers are the key and I suspect they know nothing or it would have reached the press already.

xlx
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5 years 4 months ago

… if it’s true, does it means an agreement (deal) with somebody (from China) ?

Red J
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5 years 4 months ago

If its true, it only means that they have solved the short term financial problem. Anything else is speculation and at least I head enough in the last 3-4 weeks. %-(

Peter, Sweden
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5 years 4 months ago

The “no news about Saab”-article that is been referred to on the start page of ttela.se isn’t working, hopefully that means that the article is being updated as we speak! 🙂

Red J
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5 years 4 months ago

The just changed the category from START to TT Ekonomy, that’s why the link on the front side doesn’t work.

rostnes
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5 years 4 months ago

Damned…:-)

rostnes
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5 years 4 months ago

Peter, Sweden….thats good news too 🙂

saabista63
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5 years 4 months ago

It’s Sunday night!
Happy as they may be, the suppliers are not likely to hold many press conferences before Monday morning.
I think, the info on SU is as hot as can be on a Sunday.

ivo 71
Member
5 years 4 months ago

There has to be money to pay the suppliers, or it must be underway and arriving very soon, if production is to be resumed within a week. Whether it’s mr. Antonov’s or from someplace on or behind the Great Wall or wherever else remains to be seen. But suppliers will have been paid, perhaps in part if they are in a co-operative mood, but some millions of kronor have changed bank accounts, that’s for sure.

Ivo

djupintosaab
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5 years 4 months ago
This is great news. It is a great to hear this indeed. Doesn’t it feel good to list all the wonderful things going on at SAAB rather than talk about all of the so-called “conditions” built into the investory agreemants,etc which is obvious no matter what bank, investor group, and government you go through for financing? Let’s just bask in the light of good news and enjoy the feeling of SAAB perservering no matter what and send it Trollhattan’s way. If we all expressed our love and manifest the following through taking a quiet moment to meditate (close your eyes,… Read more »
Audun
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5 years 4 months ago

+1, and this is an important message:
“TO ALL THE NAYSAYERS OUT THERE:

“If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.””

Freddy
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5 years 4 months ago

Interesting!

Then this is notting else but rumours then:

http://www.finansliv.se/forsakringsbranschen/folksam-koper-saab-automobile/

Wishful believers who still think that Swedes will be part of a Swedish jewel.

rostnes
Member
5 years 4 months ago

It don´t seem to be a rumour, looks more like a bloggers highest wish!
But I support it 🙂

fredrik.m
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5 years 4 months ago

Thank you for the good news. I guess we have to wait until some “djup strupe” leaks more information to Bloomberg or TTELA… Lars Carlström did not provide any new information besides that discussions were underway in China when he talked to the Swedish national radio after lunchtime today. Could there be an announcement tomorrow morning before the stock market opens?

StefanH STHLM
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5 years 4 months ago

I believe as I see it happen. I dont dare otherwise.
Fragile heart. 😉

Cerulean
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5 years 4 months ago

Change of subject but Autocar has a test of the 9-4X.
Looks like we could do with some Saabs United wisdom in the comments.

Toby K
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5 years 4 months ago

Fair article, nice even…followed by an almost unequivocal slating by the readers in “comments”
A real shame that many think Saab is a lame duck and blame it on its current product line up.
I still think even the current kit is way better and better value than much other kit but how to make people understand?
It is like people want to kick a company when it is down. I think I will post something positive,please join me in doing this.

zippy
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5 years 4 months ago

Lets hope this situation gets itself sorted quickly as it cannot go on like this for too much longer.

Now, I have a dilemma.

I am in England on holiday and my local Thrifty rents out Saabs. A 9-3 vert and 9-5. The 9-3 costs 67 pounds a day and the 9-5 is 135 pounds a day.

Which one should I rent?

martinsaab
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5 years 4 months ago

Get the vert. You’ll love it!

Audun
Member
5 years 4 months ago

The 9-3 vert, if it´s not too small.

Tomas TL1000R
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5 years 4 months ago
In this moment I waiting for my BSR stage 1 tuning kit. Then my Saab will be even more fun to drive. My thoughts in this matter is this: I heard JÅJ said in a TV intervju that the possibility of Saab to do not have any money left in the business is unthinkable and it´s not going to happen. It become true, the money didn´t last. Actually little to much have been expectations that haven´t come into Saabs favor. My faith in Saab is intact but I know of own experience that promise more than you can guarantee is… Read more »
Toby K
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5 years 4 months ago

today I smiled a bit. I would like some detail though.
I want to hear a genuine “fully funded” plan that sees us to ng9-3.

If they can get that far then I would say it’ll be ok from then on…so many people are just hoping for that

TK

DUTCH900C
Member
5 years 4 months ago

Let us all still be positive and hope for a good future for “our brand”, SAAB.

Audun
Member
5 years 4 months ago

+1

Mynoob
Member
5 years 4 months ago
Enough with the speculations, I’ll settle for hard facts nothing else at this point :). On a side note, beeing in the engineering business we’ve had a lot of interest from Saab employees about changing jobs. Many people there are getting fed up with the situation, they’re staring families and are simply trying to get by. There have been some major recruitments of heavy engineers from Saab lately and I can tell you that it is about to get more intense. Saab people are top prey in the auto business in the region and the need for qualified people is… Read more »
Ruben NL
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5 years 4 months ago

If it’s true, it’s really good news. If not, most of us have cheered 1 last time……

kaiger
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5 years 4 months ago

http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/saabs-kinadiskussioner-fortsatter_6131925.svd

No news this morning about a possible solution of financing in China. They are still “close” as Saab says.

Peter, Sweden
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5 years 4 months ago

Mm, “Very close an agreement”, it says. “We should reach an agreement during the weekend”, it was said last week. So many promises that are never fulfilled. Sigh.

paddan
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5 years 4 months ago

I am confident a solution will be found very shortly. The types of negotiations that are being undertaken with the three Chinese firms usually take weeks or months. There are many variables and VM and JAJ can’t simply snap their fingers and get a deal done. Heck, look how long the EIB has dragged this along. It will get done.

aero
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5 years 4 months ago

Hmm, I wonder if we will see some news today? I understand that its a public holiday in China today but I guess that might not stop VM and JÅJ.

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