Many Saab fans do believe that SAAB 2.0 could end like MG/ROEWE. I mean the parts are build in China, and as car kits assembled in Sweden for the European Market and maybe the US.
Well I cannot talk about the future, or what will happen to the China build Saabs, when NEVS starts building cars in China, but for the present NEVS has decided to contract local suppliers rather than cheaper(?) suppliers from China.
Today a SU fan has sent us link to a small article from the Swedish newspaper DT.
This article tells the story of a small supplier in the Swedish region of Dalarna, that had some problems last winter, but that now with a contract from NEVS has a much brighter future.
MCM is a rather small sheet metal machining company based in Mora, in the region of Dalarna, north of Stockholm. According to their Website in 2007 they were approaching the 40 million SEK in total sales, and now they got a contract from NEVS over 12 million SEK.
We have heard before, that the NEVS 9-3 might be 100% GM free, and this shows what it means. MCM had to start from scratch to produce this parts, which meant to produce 17 different tools just for the production of those parts. And they even had to get help from another company in Mora to get those tools produced in time.