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Jan Åke Jonsson To Be Awarded By Swedish Commerce

Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by .

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Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s managing director has been praised by the western Swedish Commerce and Industry for his hard work to save Saab. Jonsson will be awarded on May 3rd at the Swedish Exhibition in Göteborg according to TTELA.

“During the past year, discussions about Saab Automobile’s future was hot and public. Throughout the process, Jan Åke Jonsson stood up for the company in a vigorous, sustained and professional manner. Jan Åke’s hard work and ability to handle the many different stakeholders — existing owners, potential buyers and representatives from the media – has reinforced the image of him as a highly respected leader inside the factory gates in Stallbacka and as a role model for others in the western Swedish business community. ”

Jan Åke Jonsson will be awarded the award for Industry and Trade Chamber date of 3 May at the Swedish Exhibition Center in Göteborg. In connection with the dividend Jonsson, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller will speak about a theme of change for the company, the future and leadership.

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Jan Åke Jonsson & Victor Muller Interviewed After Saab Employee Event At Saab Car Museum

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Jan Åke Jonsson & Victor Muller Interviewed After Saab Employee Event At Saab Car Museum, here’s a good video of their responses.

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Saab History Receives Group Photo From Saab Museum

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Photo Credit: Ola Bolander

Saab History has just received a great bird’s eye photo from the Saab Car Museum showing the group that gathered yesterday listening to Jan Åke & Victor Muller’s thank you speech to the employees at Saab Automobile AB.

What a great photo and what a great day. Thank you Ola for the photograph!

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Jan Åke Jonsson & Victor Muller Press Conference At Saab Car Museum In Trollhättan, Sweden

Posted on 27. Jan, 2010 by .

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Film Credit: SVT / Video

Jan Åke Jonsson & Victor Muller were at the press conference which took place at the Saab Car Museum today at noon.

There is a video above, that’s supposed to be showing up, but if you cannot see it, please click on this link to visit the SVT website directly.

Here’s the only thing we may have learned from the event so far from Aftonbladet. as well as TTELA.

If you attended, what did you enjoy about this?

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Photo Credit: Afton Bladet

Aftonbladet reports directly from the meeting.

Hundreds of workers gathered beneath the constructed scene outside the Saab Museum shortly before lunch. All employees have been off work. It appears people with Saab Jackets everywhere.

Some in the audience has with him a banner which read: “Victory for Victor.”

Saab’s CEO Jan Ake Jonsson and Spykers CEO Victor Muller is now at Saab Museum in Trollhättan, Sweden to meet with the media.
Before they went into the museum they were greeted with warm applause and cheers from hundreds of curious people who had signed up beneath an utescen outside Innovatum.
– You are the future and I salute you, “said Muller

Fifteen minutes late dived Spykers Saab’s President and CEO at the top of Innovatum at 12.15, after having arrived on a flight from Stockholm.

Hundreds of interested, Saab-workers and other curious, i was waiting for the drizzle to see and hear Victor Muller.

– I’m really speechless. You are all in the Saab has shown such enthusiasm and everyone has worked very hard for this. The only thing we can say now is that we did the right thing. And a man, we really have to thank for this, Jan Åke Jonsson. He is the one who made it all possible, “said Muller and and pulled down further applause.

He and Jan Ake Jonsson was very happy and relieved that the deal went without a hitch in the end.

– It’s been pretty hectic last few weeks, but with your great help, we have sustained the courage. I am extremely grateful for the support I’ve received, “said Jan Åke Jonsson with trembling at the meeting.

Applause and jubilation storm grew even more urgent.

After it took Saab Anas Joachim Lind on handing out flowers to the two and thanked for commitment:

– I stand here on behalf of all local retailer and thank you so very much for saving Saab.

– Now we are expecting great things, but has much to do and will work to get Saab back on their feet. And we’ll obviously sell a lot of cars too, “said Jan Åke Jonsson.

– Long live the Saab, “exclaimed Victor Muller before he and Jan Åke during camera Bursts glow walked into the Saab museum for more interviews with the media.

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Jan Åke Jonsson & Victor Muller Interviewed Following Press Conference

Posted on 27. Jan, 2010 by .

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Here is a video that features Jan Åke Jonsson as well as Victor Muller who were interviewed by Saab Automobile, following the press conference in Stockholm today.

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Saab Automobile’s CEO Jan Åke Jonsson Held Press Conference at the Saab Factory This Morning

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .

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Foto: Roger Larch

According to Trollhattan’s TTELA Newspaper, Saab Automobile AB’s CEO Jan-Ã…ke Jonsson Held a Press Conference At the Saab Factory this morning stating that we are on board with a plan, GM is on board with us on the plan, but we still need to convince the Swedish Government of this plan to turn us into an independent business.

Jan-Ã…ke Jonsson went as far as to say that you should probably also contact the Maud Olofsson to tell her your position as well because you are the taxpayer, referring to the people of Sweden in that regard.

I have already gone ahead and setup a contact page so that you can get your message to Maud Olofsson regardless of you are Swedish or not.

Below is a translated piece from the press conference:

Saab’s CEO Jan-Ã…ke Jonsson received the press at Saab in Trollhättan, during Wednesday morning. Photo: Roger Larch
Saab-vd: n believe in a solution

TROLLHÄTTAN Saab’s CEO Jan Ã…ke Jonsson still believe that you should find a solution to the Saab crisis. That was the message at the morning press conference at Stallbacka.
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Jan-Ã…ke Jonsson wants to make Saab into a independent business.

It was a stressful and certainly tired Saab-president who received the media at Saab’s main port at 8:30 this morning.

In addition to the press is hard on him, it can be assumed that he came to the meeting with a few hours sleep in the body.

While Saab-management course had followed the night’s press conference from Detroit, where GM did announce that Saab are sorted out into a separate company.

GM made no secret of the solution requires financial support of the Swedish Government.

– Our plan was to create a more independent Saab. It is a good plan – the Saab, for GM and for Sweden, “says Jan Ã…ke Jonsson.
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Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept – Jan Åke Jonsson Interview

Posted on 14. Jan, 2008 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab History

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Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept – Interview with Jan Åke Jonsson:

Saab Crossover To Lead New Product Offensive

Saab’s entry into the growing Crossover segment is a vital next step in an accelerating new product offensive that will see the Swedish premium brand represented in all major segments of the market, says Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s Managing Director.

Speaking at the launch of the innovative Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, he said: “This concept is more than a statement of our intent to enter the Crossover segment. It also represents our commitment to take the Saab brand to new customer groups, offering a premium alternative choice they have never had before.

“These are exciting times at Saab. We are a brand on the move, with a clear product growth strategy that will take global sales volumes to a new level.”

Jonsson points out that in the last five years alone, Saab has launched four new models and shown four concept cars, including the award-winning Aero X as a signpost for future Saab design. It has also introduced industry-leading BioPower flex-fuel engines with E85 and advanced all-wheel-drive technology (Saab XWD).

“While we have come a long way in the last five years, I can say that the next five years will see the rate of new product development accelerate,”
he adds. “Our target is to have the Saab brand represented in all major segments of the market.

“For example, the global Crossover segment has trebled in size in the last seven years, but we have not been able to offer customers a Saab alternative. That will now change and the same will apply to other growing segments where we see potential for our brand.”

Jonsson points out that each new Saab product, like its upcoming Crossover vehicle, will draw inspiration from the brand’s strong Scandinavian roots in the areas of progressive design, driver focus and responsible performance with concern for the environment.

“Our brand values have never been more relevant than they are today,” he says. “Customers increasingly want premium vehicles that meet their particular lifestyle needs which are also sporty and environmentally responsible. It is our intention to offer them Saab products as a fresh and distinctive alternative choice.”

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