A Swedish supplier has filed for bankruptcy of Saab Tools today (22 July), although the automaker said it had resolved the issue this afternoon.

Despite settling the matter – in which Saab said it had agreed “payment terms” – the development piles yet more pressure on the troubled automaker as it struggles to restart production.

Saab is not naming the supplier but a spokesperson for the Vanersborgs District Court – the region where Saab is based – confirmed to just-auto it had received a bankruptcy application from SwePart Tools.

“SwePart made the application for bankruptcy for Saab Tools, that came in today,” a spokesperson for the District Court in Sweden told just-auto.

“SwePart wants the money – it is for SEK5m (US$791,000) – it is a debt. They have applied to us because Saab is based in our district. No other companies have applied to us so far.”

News of the bankruptcy filing comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s (21 July) announcement by Saab it would push back a planned factory re-start from 9 August to 29 August and amid continued supplier difficulties.

“It is a happy end to this little drama,” a Saab spokeswoman in Sweden told just-auto. “It is very regrettable this particular case came so far, especially when we were able to resolve it so quickly.

“We are trying the best we can to stabilise operations in the company.”

A SwePart employee told just-auto the tool-maker was now on a two-week holiday.

SwePart Tools Tyringe produces tools mainly for body-parts and as well as Saab, also works for BMW, Magna and Volvo.