For the few of you that don’t know about this company, LeanNova was founded in January of this year, and it was meant to be like a way to keep the Saab knowledge around Trollhättan, just in case this knowledge could be of interest in the future.
Over the weekend the local newspaper published an article about LeanNova with the title “The have gathered the Saab knowledge“.
Two days ago we announced that Kjel AC Bergström was hired by NEVS, now we know that LeanNova has already done some projects, initial studies as the CEO from LEanNova says, for NEVS. And LeanNova seems to be quite proud about their knowledge. On the question:
Will NEVS be able to survive without your help?
their answer is:
We do not believe it, says Oman and laughs.
LeanNova has been using the Saab Testing Facilities since last Spring, for customers like Volvo or Jaguar/Landrover (JLR) . On September 9 NEVS clarified that LeanNova will be allowed to continue working on the Saab testing facilities, even for other customers. So the old Saab engineers will keep working on their former environment.
And because LeanNova is growing constantly, they will have to move out of their current office at Innovatum and they will move to Stallbacka to the same building in Saabvägen 1, where Combitech inaugurated their new development centre in June.
(Combitech is another engineering consultancy that tried to attract as many former Saab engineers as possible, Combitech is a fully owned by Saab AB, the defence company. According to the rather old picture from Google StreetView, EDS/HP was in that building before, so I don’t think that those are NEVS buildings)
LeanNova plans to hire about 50 further engineers till years end, and they will try to attract further Saab engineers.
… We tie ourselves to those carelessly called “returnees” from Norway and Gothenburg, for example.
– Those who are tired of the E45, fills Frykman in.
(The E45 is the road between Trollhättan and Göteborg.)