Saab Could Delay Paying Wages in August
The delay comes as a result of the funding raised by the investor not being released. Furthermore, in a written statement, the car manufacturer and its Dutch owner Swedish Automobile NV explained that the company was taking “all necessary actions” in order to collect the funds as well as seeking to raise additional short-term funding, mentioning that it could offer no assurances that existing or additional funding could be collected.
As a result of nonexistent funding Saab was forced to halt production in late March. Also , the car manufacturer’s Trollhaettan factory in Sweden has been silent since June. Aside from the oncoming problems and missed deadlines, Saab expects to restart production in a few weeks. In a desperate attempt to raise further cash, Swedish Automobile had sold 4 million new shares to GEM Global Yield Fund last week.
Last Wednesday, Sweden’s Debt Enforcement Agency started the collection proceedings against Saab after the company missed a deadline to pay two suppliers. There were more than 100 debt claims filed against Saab according to the aforementioned source. It is worth mentioning the fact that the collection process usually takes from one to three months, and it can be stopped if the car maker pays the debts involved.