mardi 24 janvier 2012

The Saab museum is saved!

It looks like the Saab museum is saved!
Here is what Swedish radio reports:

City of Trollhättan, Saab AB and the Wallenberg Foundation - where have you guys that make the Saab Museum in Trollhättan remain. Together, they pay 28 million for the entire car collection.

- This feels understood very well. Saab cars are part of Trollhättan's legacy and now we have saved a piece of Swedish industrial history. But it had definitely not been working without support from Saab AB, the Wallenberg Foundation, and Västra Götaland. We are very grateful to these partners also saw value in the museum and the cars, said Mayor Paul Akerlund, who also points out the need for a formal approval of Trollhättan city council before the purchase is fully implemented.

A lot has happened since Saab by the end of December, went bankrupt. Two bankruptcy trustee was appointed, and later a third co-administrators.

They quickly realized that the money needed to keep Saab's bankruptcy alive. And soon it became clear that the Saab museum that could bring up the first million.

And now it is clear - the museum will remain in Trollhattan. Regarding the operation will Trollhättan City and Region Västra Götaland to be responsible for it.

- We consider it very important to preserve the Swedish industrial history. That collection is now staying in Sweden and Trollhättan is important to us, the cars are also part of our company heritage, says Carina Brorman, Communications Director at Saab AB in a statement.

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