“We know there are some activities going on. It is not unlikely[that Saab will be able to pay its suppliers.]” says Berglie.
According Berglie his organization [FKG] received information about Saab Automobile, he refuses to give details.
This quote from Animal Farm by George Orwell comes to my mind when I read the last article from Di.se on the discussions with their subcontractors.
It looks like Kongsberg Automotive is not willing to accept the terms Saab is offering to all of its suppliers, although most of them do.
The pace of news articles from competing media agencies, be it Dagens Industri or the Wall Street Journal, has been blistering this past week (so fast in fact that I updated this with a late breaking New York Times article). Where there’s usually one or two Saab news articles that make the rounds each week, every morning we’re greeted by the latest updates of old headlines from the day before spun a new way. In an attempt to make it all more consumable and go down easier, I’ve compressed it all into one long snippets, organized around each player and their interest in Saab. Rather than regurgitate news (anyone can set up a news alert for Saab and read what pops up), we’re trying to make it easier for you to find all your Saab goodness in one place while we reflect on whatever insight we’re hearing from inside Saab.
We’d also like to lighten the mood a bit. As I said in the last snippets, in snippets I want to give you a quick overview of what you can expect. This time, instead of doing it graphically I decided that the Beatles might help me out. Let’s just say the thought hit me while on my morning jog with a certain playlist 😉 The lyrics certainly fit.
From TTELA, this is news not only of a renewed supply contract, but also an insight as to how part of the assembly process works.
Each car has to have wheels and tires, but they come from different places, right? So how does these parts of the car come together as part of the just-in-time delivery and assembly process at Saab?
Is it a matter of a bunch of guys on tire-fitting machines all day? Well, no.
Hopefully the Googletrans will give you some insight.
A New Agreement between DHL and Saab
DHL in Trollhättan get renewed confidence from Saab. The logistics company’s new agreement with the automaker means they will do tire mounting on all new Saab cars for another year.
The cooperation means 15 employees at the DHL Supply Chain in Trollhättan will continue to go about handling the tire warehouse, assembly, sequencing and maintenance tasks for another 12 months.
– “We are glad to have a continued confidence from Saab. Our extended agreement is a fine proof of quality, and reliability of delivery is a strength for us”, writes David Stenberg on DHL Supply Chain in a statement.
The new agreement includes tire mounting for models 9-5, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan and Saab 9-3 SportCombi.
– We place high demands on the article being assembled and delivered correctly and in a timely manner. There are no margins [for error] and it is on this confidence [of timely delivery] that our work is based, says Claes Kallioniemi, buyer for Saab Automobile.
Thanks to Per for the tip….