No production at Trollhattan until the end of August at the earliest, following parts shortage
25 July 2011

Saab’s plan to restart production on 9 August has been scrapped after it failed to secure all the parts required for its models from its suppliers.

The Swedish firm claims the industry-wide summer break has led to a shortage of parts required to satisfy the build of the 11,000 models it currently has on order.

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Production at Trollhattan will not resume until the end of August at the earliest. It has been stopped since April after Saab ran out of short-term funds, although it has received two separate investments from Chinese firms and agreed the sale and lease back of its property to keep the company afloat.

“What we need now is a full commitment on supply of parts into our factory to be able to restart production and secure a stable manufacturing operation,” said Saab’s vice president of production and purchasing, Gunnar Brunius.

“We are now working hard with our suppliers to nail down these plans, commit to a delivery schedule and start building the close to 11,000 cars that we currently have in our order books.”

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