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Swedish Government Prepared To Support Jobs In Trollhättan For Saab Employees If Sale Falls Through

Posted on 22. Dec, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: Jerry Lövberg, TTELA

The Swedish Government held an emergency meeting yesterday about the support of job creation in Västra Götaland region of Trollhättan, Sweden as a quick and swift response to GM’s unexpected decision on Friday.

The results of the meeting involve an effort to provide 542 million Swedish Krowns ($75 million USD) that will help drive innovation, education and social action according to Sweden’s SVT.. While the Swedish Government continues to state that they will not be the owner of Saab or support the company, they will support the employees of the wind down does in fact take place.

Of course, they are hoping that the situation turns out differently given the renewed bid from Spyker Cars and other interested parties over the weekend.

Emergency plan for Trollhättan: The Government is investing 542 million

Published 21 December 2009 – 16:57

The government is now making an extra effort to 542 million crowns to support job creation and conversion against Trollhättan and the Västra Götaland, writes in a press release. The drive is about innovation, education and social action.

Minister for Employment, Sven Otto Littorin assured that the department has been working on preparations for a long time.
“We are fully prepared and we’re ready.

“Plenty of resources in the region”

-The information we received from GM is an orderly liquidation, but what it means we need more clarity, “he said.

Littorin also assured that there are plenty of resources for different types of social activities in the region.

“Very difficult situation”

“It was new information yesterday about the potential new stakeholders in the Saab, but there are things that GM will manage,” said Maud Olofsson, when she opened the press conference at the Ministry of Industry on Monday.

“We hope, even if it is a small straw, to make it possible to resolve the issue of Saab, but I want to stress that it is a very difficult position,”
said Olofsson.

During the day, she has had several meetings, both in Trollhättan and Gävleborg.

-Both towns have been hit by large ‘notice and we are now working for a decentralized model where resources should be close to people.

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Swedish Minister Maud Olofsson Visits Saab In Trollhattan

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: SVT

The Swedish Minister, Maud Olofsson is visiting Saab in Trollhattan today according to TTELA

The last time she visited Saab in their home town was back on February 23rd, the day after the company filed for reconstruction, which ended up lasting six-months. […]

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Saab Automobile Being Split Into Five Divisions

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .


Goteborg, Sweden’s post have just released a story that discusses the Swedish Debt office’s requirement for Saab Automobile to split up into five divisions, Powertrain, Parts, Property, Tools and Investering.

It is important to emphasize says Saab Automobile’s Eric Geers, that this was required by the Swedish Debt office as simply a requirement and not for a break-up of the company.

This process which has already been completed, has made it possible for the old Saab 9-5 tooling acquisition to be had with BAIC as recently reported. […]

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Swedish Minister Maud Olofsson Visits Trollhättan, Sweden

Posted on 23. Feb, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: Saab History / 2005

TTELA reports that the Swedish Minister Maud Olofsson, plans on visiting Saab Automobile’s management board In Trollhättan, Sweden today, Monday, February 23rd.

Olofsson, along with Labor Minister Sven-Otto Littorin as well as Secretary of State Jöran Hägglund, and regional coordinators, Arbetsformedling and the University of Trollhättan (University West), will be meeting to discuss the plans for reconstruction.

There will be press conference covering this meeting at noon.

Here is the piece below loosely translated:

Published February 22, 2009 Updated February 22, 2009

Today, Olofsson “She should also meet the public”

TROLLHÄTTAN Today is expected to Industry Minister Maud Olofsson to Trollhättan to meet management and union representatives in the Saab.
– She should meet with general also, like the unemployed Trollhätte Borna Kevin Figoni and Johan Hasselberg.

Talks between the government and the Saab is taking off again today and then in place in Trollhättan. In addition to the management of Saab Automobile will nutritional mins tern and her entourage, Labor Minister Sven-Otto Littorin, and Secretary of State Jöran Hägglund, meet along with the regional coordinators.

– We hope for constructive talks and information on what the conditions under which, “says Kent Johansson (C), the Regional Council and regional samordningsman for government and party colleague the Minister for Trade.

Johanssons hope is to further the business plans can be presented during the reconstruction work. Plans to get the government to backtrack on his no to the loan guarantee. But any kind of information may already think he is not.
– However, I will insist on the importance of the government also creates solutions for vehicle manufacturers and subcontractors borrowing and on the need for further efforts in areas of research and development in Trollhättan and the Västra Götaland, “he says.

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