According to SvD.se, IAC (who makes Saabs dashboards) and Saab have reached an agreement.
Although the agreement is [reached], IAC’s notice of termination of 200 employees remains.
“We were ready with the negotiations last night,” said Managing Director Marcus Nyman, who is himself in China.
IAC, which was among those suppliers that halted deliveries because of non-payment, has accepted an installment plan for the debts and a credit for future deliveries.
“From the start, we are far from each other, but we have approached and found a solution that benefits both parties,” said Marcus Nyman.
Despite the agreement, IAC chose not to withdraw the layoff notice for 200 workers who were at the end of April.
“Just because IAC has signed an agreement does not mean that the production of Saab in time. There are a number of other critical success factors. There are more vendors that they must get along with,” says Marcus Nyman.
The notice will remain until the IAC will know that the Saab factory restarts.
“We see that only when we receive orders in our system,” said Marcus Nyman.
IAC has about 15 percent of its sales in Sweden for the Saab. For Färgelanda factory, this is 60 percent.
United Marcus Nyman IAC can start delivering quite quickly.
“It takes a few days. Previously, we have said a calendar week,” he says.
TT: Can you deliver to on Friday when Saab is hoping to get in once the factory?
“It remains of course a few more days until Friday and it’ll be about a slow start where you are not running at full speed from day one, so it can go,” he said.
In addition to Plastal which already agreed to shipments, these are two of the larger companies involved in getting production rolling. From what we’ve heard of the guys on the production line, they’re working with everything they have to get the plant operating again. We wish them our best and hope they can get some rest once it’s all done. This week probably feels something like a marathon for them, between the negotiations and logistics, they’re attempting an incredible feat.
Thanks for the tip Thomas J!
Sadly in other news, ANA (the largest Saab dealer in the world) is laying off 16 employees (9 blue collar, 7 officials). Hopefully they’ll be able to bring them on again soon.