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Orio AB: Positive development in Logistics

ORIO Saab parts

Orio’s net sales for the third quarter of 2018 decreased by 21 percent compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year and amounted to MSEK 148 (188). Operating profit for the quarter was MSEK -2 (1).

In November 2013, Saab Automobile Parts was renamed Orio AB, and their products and services were expanded to cover other models on the market as well. But this was just one small step on a long, successful journey that began in Linköping, Sweden, in 1947.

For the period January to September 2018, net sales amounted to MSEK 467 (587), a decrease by 20 percent compared to the corresponding period last year. Operating profit for the period amounted to MSEK 1 (4).

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During the quarter, one of Orio’s customers in the Logistics business area – PSA / Opel – has terminated a contract for logistics services from Orio with effect from 1 November 2018. As a consequence, 36 people were notified of redundancies in Nyköping. The trade-union negotiations were terminated on September 29, resulting in 22 people being made redundant due to lack of work.

Orio AB Q3 table

However, the underlying trend in logistics is positive and we see increased demand for our services as well as a growing customer base. The long-term venture in Logistics will be further intensified in coming periods, says Jonas Tegström, CEO of Orio AB.

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The business area Parts reports a continued decline in net sales on Saab spare parts, especially in the US. Net sales of Orio Parts continue to grow, but we still see challenges in the market and increased competition, which means that the growth rate does not meet the decline in Saab sales, says Jonas Tegström.

Cash flow from operations for the quarter was MSEK 8 (37) and the equity ratio per 30 September 2018 was 75 percent (77).

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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