Press Information: Saab Parts continues to expand in Europe

Parts AB continues to expand in Europe

  • Expansion in Europe continues – Saab Automobile Parts AB establishes new subsidiaries in Germany, France, Switzerland and Denmark.
  • The establishments ensures continued sales and distribution of Saab Genuine replacement parts in Europe.
  • European market is of great importance in the company’s future strategy

Saab Automobile Parts AB continues to expand in Europe and has established new subsidiaries in Germany, France, Switzerland and Denmark. The newly formed companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Saab Automobile Parts AB and the staff employed have a considerable experience with Saab. The new subsidiaries further strengthen the international representation of Saab Automobile Parts AB.

“Establishment of independent sales and distribution companies in Germany, France, Switzerland and Denmark are of great importance to us. There are a large number of Saab cars in these markets and we want to ensure that Saab owners worldwide have continued access to Saab Genuine replacement parts and that we, together with our network of authorized repairers, can continue to give them the best possible aftersales service”, says Lennart Stahl, CEO of Saab Automobile Parts AB.

Saab Automobile Parts AB started its expansion by setting up a commercial office in Trollhattan, Sweden, at the beginning of the year. Subsequently, the company has continued to grow internationally by establishing subsidiaries in the UK and North America and acquiring Saab Automobile AB’s former subsidiaries in Spain and Italy.

“The aftermarket business in the automotive industry is becoming increasingly important. By establishing our own representation in the markets we are increasing the opportunities to care for our existing business with Saab Genuine replacement parts and aftersales service for Saab cars. It also gives us a better position to further develop our product range in the future and we see Europe as one very important part of our future strategy”, says Lennart Stahl.

Facts Saab Automobile Parts AB:

– Number of employees in Sweden: Nyköping about 260, Trollhättan about 50. The company is headquartered in Nyköping.
– The company is responsible for warehousing, distribution and sale of Saab parts and accessories for all
Saab’s Authorized Repairers and service partners globally and also sell logistics services to a number of outside companies.
– Have been responsible for Saab Automobile spare handling since the 1960s.
– Storage area: around 88 000 m².
– Storage: about 70 000 articles.
– Capacity: about 30 000 order lines/day.
– Shipment of 50 trucks distributed each day.

xelav
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Good news, but are they also expanding to the Netherlands and e.g. Spain which are both countries with a lot of saabs ?

xelav
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Okay , I missed the Spain part.

kochje
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Netherlands and Belgium are covered by Beherman.
So far not had any issue in getting parts from my dealer.

baas93vector
Member
3 years 10 months ago
My dealer is traint to get several parts for different costumers and in som cases has to wait for six months only to hear the part isn’t comming. I for instance need a rearbumper for my 2011 9-3X. When i bought the car i was secured that parts wouldn’t be any problem. For me this was à very important issue weither or not to buy à Saab. Now that i need a part Saab parts tells my dealer that the part isn’t in stock and they don’t know when they are going to produce it. Estemated leadingtime between six to… Read more »
kochje
Member
3 years 10 months ago

I feel really sorry for you,baas93vector, that you experience these dramatic delays.
Like I said, no big issues overhere to get your fine Saab repaired with new spares.
I must think it has something to do with the intention and seriousness of the importing company in your country.

baas93vector
Member
3 years 10 months ago

That can be true. I hear several dealers complaining about Behereman (our importer from Belgium). They do not realise the dammage they are doing to the Saab brand.

Seb
Member
3 years 10 months ago
Baas sorry to hear about the delay in getting the bumper for your car. It’s so frustrating. I am in the same boat with my 2006 Saab 9-5 sport. My car was hit in the rear and the body shop cannot locate a bumper cover for it anywhere including the dealer. It has been sitting at the body shop for 6 weeks. Even saabnet.com was of no help locating one. The shop received a junk yard bumper but it was too damaged to use. Anyone have any ideas? I am starting to lose my patience and very angry at saab… Read more »
JH
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Is it this bumper cover part you are looking for?

There are no problems finding these in Sweden. Maybe your body shop or dealer can order one from here?

KoGa
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Looking forward to the news that NEVS purchased Saab parts 🙂

phermansson
Member
3 years 10 months ago

You will have to wait for a long time for that one I’m afraid… I doubt that it will ever happen…

MeanSabean
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Why Tim? Always remember that money talks!

phermansson
Member
3 years 10 months ago
The reason is the guarantee that the Swedish government made for the EIB loan. From what I’ve heard, Saab Parts is not worth enough to match the EIB loan. NEVS and the Gov had long discussions about this and the Government needs to get its tax-payer money back and NEVS does not want to be the one paying for that… The EIB loan taken up by Spyker was significant in amount, back then SAAB Parts wasn’t enough but pawns were taken up in the Tools and Real-estate company as well, which were then sold to Hemfosa and now to NEVS.… Read more »
100%Saab
Member
3 years 10 months ago

I may not be in Europe, but I certainly want years of service and support for my two Saabs. My 2009 9-3 still has under 20,000 miles on it and I plan to be keeping it for sometime to come.

MeanSabean
Member
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks Tim for the great explanation of the situation

phermansson
Member
3 years 10 months ago

I discussed the issue with Mattias Bergman at the Oktoberfest, it was interesting to hear their point of view on the matter.

Saab Parts are doing a good job on re-establisihing themselves on the market to take care of our cars, work is slow but its difficult work that is being done so we’ll have to be patient…

MeanSabean
Member
3 years 10 months ago

I think that all of us Saabisti have developed a lot of patience, and as usual we will wait for more positive news!

kochje
Member
3 years 10 months ago

+1

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