STOCKHOLM -- Production at Saab stopped for a second day on Wednesday as the money-losing automaker faces payment problems with its suppliers.
Saab said it will start production again on Thursday and it has solved a problem over deliveries and payment with a key supplier.
Saab spokesman Eric Geers said the company had had fruitful talks with transport firm Schenker, which would start deliveries to Saab again and allow production to resume.
Sweden's FKG association of car industry suppliers said some Saab suppliers are not getting paid. "The information that we got at the end of last week was that they (suppliers) have not been paid by Saab," FKG chief executive Svenake Berglie told public radio.
He said suppliers with which he had spoken, which he said were among the bigger ones, were very angry.
Saab owner Spyker Cars N.V. has said Saab has no short-term funding issues.
The Web site of the newspaper of the town of Trolhattan in western Sweden, where Saab is based, said the production halt on Wednesday came in mid-morning, again due to a lack of supplies. Production was stopped for a few hours on Tuesday.
The stoppages create fresh uncertainty over Saab, whose long-serving CEO Jan-Ake Jonsson unexpectedly announced his retirement last week.