Saab seeking setup in South America

I know from comments that there was a story about Saab going in to Latin America, from the local Trollhattan news service, TTELA.

I also spotted this news release online today, though I can’t actually see it at Saab’s media website.

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Saab Automobile Seeking Importer for Argentine Market

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, Aug. 11 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Saab Automobile is seeking to appoint an importer to supply the Argentine market as it continues to move forward as an independent car manufacturer.

With the newly-launched Saab 9-5 sedan spearheading the biggest new product offensive in the company’s history — including the imminent arrival of the Saab 9-4X crossover and 9-5 wagon — the Swedish premium carmaker is now inviting applications for a business partner to represent the brand in Argentina.

The role includes the importation and distribution of Saab cars and parts, the establishment of a national retail network and marketing support.

Saab is already represented in 53 countries around the world and the Argentine appointment, to be made within the next three months, is part of a major expansion program in the South America region.

“These are exciting times for the Saab franchise as we continue to restructure our international operations,” said Adrian Hallmark, Saab Automobile’s Executive Director of Sales. “We are now seeking a long-term business partner with knowledge of the automotive market in Argentina. They must share our entrepreneurial approach to business and demonstrate a total commitment to customer service.”

As a first step in the recruitment process, Saab has engaged the services of the consultancy firm API LLC, based in the United States, who will begin evaluating potential candidates for an exclusive Saab distribution contract. Initial expressions of interest should be directed to [email protected] marked for the attention of Mr. Matthias Seidl.

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