The Truth About Cars » Antonov http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Our Daily Saab: Lurid Crime Stories And An Unwelcome Bank Wire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/our-daily-saab-lurid-crime-stories-and-an-unwelcome-bank-wire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/our-daily-saab-lurid-crime-stories-and-an-unwelcome-bank-wire/#comments Sat, 10 Dec 2011 15:40:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421929 Actually, we shouldn’t even mention Saab before the court in Vänersborg renders its verdict on Dec 16. The court will decide whether it follows the suggestion of the court appointed administrator Guy Lofalk to lift the creditors protection on Saab.  But it’s a slow newsday, and Saab is always good for a story.  No, we […]

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Actually, we shouldn’t even mention Saab before the court in Vänersborg renders its verdict on Dec 16. The court will decide whether it follows the suggestion of the court appointed administrator Guy Lofalk to lift the creditors protection on Saab.  But it’s a slow newsday, and Saab is always good for a story.  No, we […]

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Our Daily Saab: No Salaries (Blame The Chinese). And A Duncecap For Saabsunited http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-no-salaries-blame-the-chinese-and-a-duncecap-for-saabsunited/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-no-salaries-blame-the-chinese-and-a-duncecap-for-saabsunited/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:04:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419758   It has become a tradition at the „iconic” Saab: For the sixth month in a row, former carmaker Saab can’t make payroll. Saab employees did read the familiar note on their website today that salaries are “delayed.” Their head of HR, Johan Formgren, told them that sadly, he cannot “confirm any exact date when […]

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  It has become a tradition at the „iconic” Saab: For the sixth month in a row, former carmaker Saab can’t make payroll. Saab employees did read the familiar note on their website today that salaries are “delayed.” Their head of HR, Johan Formgren, told them that sadly, he cannot “confirm any exact date when […]

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Saab’s Supposed Savior Antonov Debanked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/saab%e2%80%99s-supposed-saviour-antonov-debanked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/saab%e2%80%99s-supposed-saviour-antonov-debanked/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 03:50:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418861 Vladimir Antonov, the Russian “financier” who was feted by the acolytes of the zombie Saab as the second (after Victor Muller) coming of the dear Jesus, had his bank taken away from him. More than $392 million of assets of Antonov-controlled Snoras Bank may be unaccounted for, central bank Governor Vitas Vasiliauskas told Bloomberg. Snoras’s […]

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Vladimir Antonov, the Russian “financier” who was feted by the acolytes of the zombie Saab as the second (after Victor Muller) coming of the dear Jesus, had his bank taken away from him. More than $392 million of assets of Antonov-controlled Snoras Bank may be unaccounted for, central bank Governor Vitas Vasiliauskas told Bloomberg. Snoras’s […]

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Saab Soap, The Endgame: Antonov Wants War! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-soap-the-endgame-antonov-wants-war/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-soap-the-endgame-antonov-wants-war/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404747 In the Saab soap, it looks like Vladimir Antonov does no longer want to be invited back. Swedish Aftonbladet reports that “Vladimir Antonov is pissed” (at least that’s Google’s translation for “Vladimir Antonov är förbannad”) and is looking  into legal action against  Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Finance Minister Anders Bork and Maud Olofsson, Minister […]

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In the Saab soap, it looks like Vladimir Antonov does no longer want to be invited back. Swedish Aftonbladet reports that “Vladimir Antonov is pissed” (at least that’s Google’s translation for “Vladimir Antonov är förbannad”) and is looking  into legal action against  Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Finance Minister Anders Bork and Maud Olofsson, Minister […]

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EIB Says No To Antonov. Suppliers Say No Scrooge McDuck Will Save Saab http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/eib-says-no-to-antonov-suppliers-say-no-scrooge-mcduck-will-save-saab/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/eib-says-no-to-antonov-suppliers-say-no-scrooge-mcduck-will-save-saab/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:45:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404604 Now that it has been first leaked then confirmed that the European Investment Bank EIB will not let Russian financier Vladimir Antonov get close to Saab, Antonov says he had known that all along. Antonov’s spokesman Lars Carlstrom told Reuters that his boss “has known for a few weeks that the EIB would not let […]

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Now that it has been first leaked then confirmed that the European Investment Bank EIB will not let Russian financier Vladimir Antonov get close to Saab, Antonov says he had known that all along. Antonov’s spokesman Lars Carlstrom told Reuters that his boss “has known for a few weeks that the EIB would not let […]

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Tomorrow, Pangda Will Walk The Line In Trollhättan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/tomorrow-pangda-will-walk-the-line-in-trollhattan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/tomorrow-pangda-will-walk-the-line-in-trollhattan/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 16:35:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396230   “Based on the information we have, it looks like we will start up production tomorrow,” Saab spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs told Reuters today. That’s called a double hedge in the propaganda business. But based on the information TTAC has, it looks like production will indeed take place on Friday. On Friday, an important visitor will […]

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  “Based on the information we have, it looks like we will start up production tomorrow,” Saab spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs told Reuters today. That’s called a double hedge in the propaganda business. But based on the information TTAC has, it looks like production will indeed take place on Friday. On Friday, an important visitor will […]

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Antonov Throws Saabsunited (Owned By Saab Employee) Under The Bus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/antonov-throws-saabsunited-owned-by-saab-employee-under-the-bus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/antonov-throws-saabsunited-owned-by-saab-employee-under-the-bus/#comments Sun, 22 May 2011 15:47:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395833 Saabsunited, once a gathering place for brand necrophiliacs and people with an-ignition-key-near-the-gearstick fetish, has morphed into a Vladmir Antonov fanzine. The banner on top of the site used to show the roof of the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Now it shows the roof of the Saab plant in Trollhättan with an “Approve Antonov” flag photoshopped-in. […]

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Saabsunited, once a gathering place for brand necrophiliacs and people with an-ignition-key-near-the-gearstick fetish, has morphed into a Vladmir Antonov fanzine. The banner on top of the site used to show the roof of the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Now it shows the roof of the Saab plant in Trollhättan with an “Approve Antonov” flag photoshopped-in. […]

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CCT: Chinese Government Issues Warning To Parties involved In The Saab Deal. Antonov Still Hopeful http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/cct-chinese-government-issues-warning-to-parties-involved-in-the-saab-deal-antonov-still-hopeful/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/cct-chinese-government-issues-warning-to-parties-involved-in-the-saab-deal-antonov-still-hopeful/#comments Sat, 21 May 2011 14:54:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395754   Supposedly, the idea of the Saab / Pangda deal was to skirt requirements to obtain Chinese government approval. As we have explained on the day the MoU (as  Muller sees it) or contract (as Pangda sees it) was signed, it would be most silly to try to get around the Chinese government. They have […]

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  Supposedly, the idea of the Saab / Pangda deal was to skirt requirements to obtain Chinese government approval. As we have explained on the day the MoU (as  Muller sees it) or contract (as Pangda sees it) was signed, it would be most silly to try to get around the Chinese government. They have […]

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Saab Trolling For Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/saab-trolling-for-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/saab-trolling-for-money/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:28:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392951 Today, 3,700 employees of Saab received an invitation to come to an all hands meeting tomorrow, Wednesday. It will be a break from the doldrums. In Trollhättan, the lines have been down for three weeks now because Saab has no money to pay parts suppliers, reports Automobilwoche [sub]. Tuesday ended in Sweden without a solution. […]

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Today, 3,700 employees of Saab received an invitation to come to an all hands meeting tomorrow, Wednesday. It will be a break from the doldrums. In Trollhättan, the lines have been down for three weeks now because Saab has no money to pay parts suppliers, reports Automobilwoche [sub]. Tuesday ended in Sweden without a solution. […]

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