60 Employees To Leave ORIO

As P4 Väst reports today 60 of the 74 employees that were given notice of redundancy last November will be laid off. This is part of the restructuring program that ORIO started at the end of 2013.

While this is sad for those who have to leave it is not such a big surprise. Since there are no cars produced at Saab the business has changed and can’t be compared with the times when the factory was in full swing. Apart from the Saab business ORIO has also acquired other parts to distribute but that can not compensate the lack of Saab business.

But apart from that I would see that as a nessesary move to retain a profitable organization and not as a warning signal of any kind.

100%Saab
Member
1 year 7 months ago

How many employees does ORIO have?

Angelo V.
Member
1 year 7 months ago

Yes, because “warning signals” have to do with percentages. If 60 is a relatively small percentage—say under 10% of the work force, I agree that it’s not really a warning signal. But if it’s a relatively big percentage, say over 25%, if nothing else, it’s a warning signal that we’re going to start having serious problems finding parts for our Saabs.

Doug R.
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1 year 7 months ago

Well. Someone said there is 310 employees this is a huge number,

roger
Member
1 year 7 months ago

310

Joe
Guest
1 year 7 months ago

Should not be surprising. Reduced customer base, reduced serviceable units, drives parts costs up, reducing demand. Unsustainable.
ORIO is a train wreck waiting to happen…

Patrik H
Member
1 year 7 months ago

+1

hans h
Member
1 year 7 months ago

Lovely attitude.
By the way, everything is goin to burn sooner or later. The sun will explode. In due time.

Joe
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1 year 7 months ago

Hans H. It’s all about the math…if they do not diversify their offering, they will go away. Not only will SAABS decrease in population (as I’ve seen here in the N.E. US) dramatically, but the desire to repair the units that are running, may decline, as the asset value of the car continues it’s death spiral.

I will take a bet that ORIO will implode before the Sun explodes…as you describe.

Joakim
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1 year 7 months ago
It is about many things. Diversification is one of them and I seem to remember that the rather recent name change from “SAAB Parts” to “Orio” is about exactly that. Successfull diversification will probably push the endpoint for regular supply of SAAB parts forward in time. Every single car model ever produced has – from day one – an endpoint for reliable supply of spare parts. The fact that no single car has an eternal life is now more obvious to SAAB drivers than it is to most other drivers. You could say that we are forced to face the… Read more »
david
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1 year 7 months ago

Orio is not a bad business – there are tons of Saabs that are getting older and will need new parts…. But of course they need to diversify now and develop new business which seems to be a problem. Orio is shrinking which only means they are not getting new business so something is wrong with how the company operates.

Joakim
Member
1 year 7 months ago

Employees having to leave will never make me cheer, but expansion at this point would have been worrying. What SAAB lovers need is an Orio that is profitable, that will do for a number of years. In the meantime we are all free to hope for positive developments for SAAB/NEVS and for Orio.

Jesse Crandle
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1 year 7 months ago
My wife’s 2003 Convertible is almost unusable because of a crankshaft position sensor failure. It is a Bosch made part, and for some reason it’s back ordered by 3 weeks. This part failed on my mother’s 2000 9-3 as well, and when I ordered the part for her it was back ordered then, too. I’m wondering if they’re waiting for enough people to order to run a batch of the parts, or if they’ve just got a decent demand and only make a few every so often. If that’s later is the case then I’m kind of wondering why you… Read more »
Phillip
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1 year 7 months ago

I just ordered one yesterday in the UK no problem. Neobrothers. It won’t take long to arrive.

theSandySaab
Member
1 year 7 months ago

NeoBro’s are good, can also get you used parts if desired. Others are likely able to provide many various parts, eEuroparts, RockAuto, GoldWing Saab, etc… Take some research time, but most parts are readily available somewhere, except maybe certain, exclusive body panels and trim, ie for the NG 9-5, TurboX…
The CPS is a common part, not sure I understand why there was a problem getting it.

reindeer
Member
1 year 7 months ago

+1

jon
Member
1 year 7 months ago

If its Part Number 55557326 (for T7 Cars B2x5 engines) there are currently 86 in stock in Sweden

If its Part Number 12789959 (for T8 Cars B207 engines, NG 9-3 (9440) ) then there are currently 243 in stock in Sweden

reindeer
Member
1 year 7 months ago

+1

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