Fouriertransform is a state-owned venture capital company that aims at stengthening the automotive cluster in Sweden. We came across them when we heared about Lean Nova Engineering where quite a few Saab engineers found a new job. On another note they are bidding for Saabs production facilities to use them for future automotive projects in Sweden.
The overall purpose of Fouriertransform is to be part of a rescue plan for the region if all other things should fail and for now to keep the engineers in the region. Obviously they are not too fond of the Volvo bid as we can read at di.se:
“The transfer of equipment and expertise from Saab in Sweden to China will not be helpful for the Trollhättan region”, says Per Nordberg, CEO of Fourier transform, to Di.
The state-owned company is also interested in buying parts of Saab.
Per Nordberg appeals to the administrators to try to archieve a complete sale with production at Trollhättan.
This stands in line with the statement we heared last friday when the government officials visited trollhättan and said the supportive funds shall benefit the region even if a deal for Saab is done and the factory runs again. Not that SweGov has done enough over the past two years but things like these show that there are at least a few things happening that make Trollhättan attractive to the potential buyers. Maybe they have learned?