Government Helps SAAB Plant
Improved highways between Trollhättan and Gothenburg, double rail tracks between the two cities, and special classes for car builders.
These are just some of the measures the Swedish government is offering General Motors to help convince them to keep the SAAB plant in Trollhättan open.
Two factories are in the running to build GM’s next-generation mid-sized car: Rüsselsheim, Germany and Trollhättan, Sweden.
Earlier reports in Swedish media that General Motors Europe had already decided to close the Swedish plant, and keep the Opel plant in Germany open, were dismissed by the company as ”ludicrous.”
General Motors Europe should reach a decision on which plant will build GM’s next-generation mid-sized car in early 2005.