I’ve found this on a tweet from Saablog-In.
It makes me feel melancholic. But there is still hope that this press shop will continue creating nice cars in 2012.
I don’t know who has uploaded this video on YouTube. The user is called fglasell and the video was updated on november 7.
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Last year at the Saab Festival 2010 I attended a factory tour at Saab and it was a very emotional moment for me. Being guided through the factory when it was in full swing, producing fantastic 9-3s and 9-5s was very touching, and I almost got a tear in my eye.
By the way, here is video of the Saab Factory Tour made by Saab. I think it was shot the same day as I was there in 2010:
What day were you there? My new 9-5 was manufactured on June 10, 2010, about the time this video was shot.
Sorry for the late answer, I believe it was on July 16th 2010.
Could someone possibly translate what is being said into English?
Maybe add English subtitles? 🙂
Well found Red…
Having looked at this, you can see why all these other manufacturers would like to get their hands on the Saab facilities.
This would cost a fortune to replicate today.
Yes, but without those skilled workers the machines aren’t worth a penny. 🙁
That was exactly also my feeling when I just looked at this video.
What a spilling if these skilled workers and designers would have to be separated from such a modern and good equipped facility.
Interesting to see one of the presses made by “MULLER” Weingarten!
Is that an omen I wonder……….. Come on Victor, is there something you are not telling us…….
Elin som pratar va?
That my friends, is where dreams are created…
Isn’t interesting how all cars have 4 wheels and doors but prices vary so much. When I owned my 1966 96 the steel was made in South Wales, UK I am curious where the steel in current SAAB comes from? Anyone know. I tried to research the history of Muller Weingarten but nothing comes up. I know these presses are renown worldwide.
Interesting that when GM built trucks here in Janesville, Wisconsin they used ASEA Robots from Sweden. Volvo used Gilman Robotics from Janesville!
German Wikipedia has a Lemma on them, as a German company located in -well you guessed it- Weingarten. About 2300 employees, founded in the 19th century. Unfortunately, they were bought by Schuler Ag in 2007, and are now being fully integrated into their structures, so the name will be gone soon.
If you go to the Schuler-Group site you can see very similar machinery but with the Schuler logo.
I think SSAB is delivering special steel for e.g. automotive industry. See: http://www.ssab.com/sv/Produkter–Tjanster/Produkter–Losningar/Produkter/
If SSAB, more specificaly, possibly products from “DOCOL High Strength Steel” segment, see the http://www.ssab.com/en/Products–Services/Products–Solutions/SteelSearch/
Such a shame if that all goes idle – wicked cool to see the works and imagine my car getting stamped out.
God damn it.. such a tragedy to see all that slowly going to waste, but it does give you an idea of the value of the setup and processes in place right now, ready to go. It just has to happen before the workforce is entirely gone.
I know I shouldn´t be. But I´am stunned by how modern and fantastic the Saab factory is..!
Such a waste. Such a extreme waste…
2006 Saab sold 130.000 cars. This should never have happened.
It must be obvious for everyone that just buying the machinery and robots and move them to another country to start a production of a new unknown brand is a task very difficult and expensive to do. The Saab factory is state of the art because of all machinery together with the staff and that must be priceless but will now be sold for peanuts.
I really hope someone will buy Saab as a complete package and get all permissions from all involved to continue to build Saabs.
I will not start looking for another car to replace my ordered 9-5 SportCombi yet, I will wait a little longer, something inside of me says everything will be ok with Saab again.
What a waste if this is not restarted.
And to think this is where Maud wanted to build windmills…
Thank you for posting this.
Sorry friends, but i think they produce for spare parts
the movie might have been filmed back in summer, so no need to be sorry.
The commentary must be recorded in a sound proof box. It is incredibly noisy in there.
I have no idea what the lady is saying, but it still makes for very informative viewing. Oh on another note, I just read on the local.se that the Turkish company biding for Saab is interested in the whole company, not just parts or the brand. They also state that production would stay in Trollhattan.
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