Big Swedish delegation heading for China [gp.se]
January 18, 2012 in News
MK made me aware of gp.se’s recent article.
Trollhättan’s Mayor Annika Wennerblom and the region’s development officer Bertil Törsäter are among the delegation heading to China this afternoon.
Saturday the receivers have called for an ‘exclusive’ press conference with a chosen few journalists [note to the receivers: including representatives for the customers would be very wise at this point].
“I am unaware of any connection with the trip. But if Youngman invites so many different parties, then I believe they are prepared to present something interesting” says Paul Åkerlund (former union head honcho at Saab, now a member of the city council).
Several suppliers are represented, including the European organization CLEPA.
Even the unions are there and also someone from the Ministry of Enterprise. The Ministry declines to comment.
GP has tried to reach the receivers to ask them if they are going, but have not been able to reach them.
Fredrik Sidahl, the president for the Scandinavian automotive suppliers FKG says “They should. The receivers should make sure that Saab is sold for as much money as possible. As far as I know, they were invited by Youngman as well.”.