Saab Factory Expected To Ramp Up Production From 100 To 220 Cars Per Day Starting This Month

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by in 2010-2019

Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB

This week, just a few weeks ago since production restarted, Saab Automobile AB and the union, IF Metall, agreed to reduce employee vacations from 4-weeks to 3-weeks.

This agreement was made as production at the Saab factory is expected to ramp up from 100 vehicles per day to 220 vehicles per day beginning on April 12th.

Here is the rest of the article from Trollhattan, Sweden’s TTELA.

While production started again at Saab a couple weeks ago, it was announced that there could be overtime on Saturdays as the maximum speed on the production line is reached.

The union, IF Metall and the company agreed that there will only be three weeks vacation for employees.

Short holiday for Saab Employees

It will be a short holiday for all employees in the production of Saab. Earlier negotiations are no longer valid. Rather than stop at the factory shortened from four weeks to three.

– Given that there will be a tough autumn, we had had four weeks, but now we are in a particular location, “says IF Metall’s Chairman Hakan run.

Already in December negotiated the upcoming holiday period for all employees in the production of Saab. When was the company and the union agree to weeks 29 to 32 would leave and that it would be a stop in production. But now the company then tear up the decision. The reason is the expected sales of new cars.


In early summer, the new 9-5: an be launched, which means that the pressure from the retailers will be great.

– We have agreed to a three-week vacation. It’s never fun to have just three weeks, but now it is to get the wheels turning again, “says Håkan run.

Some specific comments, he has not received from the members.

– No, but the news went out late this afternoon (read Monday afternoon), “he says.

Now the company hopes that employees will collect the remaining holiday at Christmas and New Year when it plans to stop production.

– We will invite people to take leave then, confirms the production manager Gunnar Brunius.

Increased pace

As previously reported TTELA is being built 100 cars a day in production at Saab.

From April 12 to increase the rate to 220 cars a day.

The rate increases gradually in the spring, but exactly when you go up the maximum time is still unclear.

In the spring you will probably also run production in some Saturdays to keep up with orders.

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One Response to “Saab Factory Expected To Ramp Up Production From 100 To 220 Cars Per Day Starting This Month”

  1. peter

    07. Apr, 2010

    They need to be in the 400 – 500 per day range to think about breaking even ?


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