Ever since SPNA has existed there have been questions about how well stocked they are, what they are doing to replenish the Saab parts supply and even others that just want to see inside. Recently Tim Rokka was at Saab Parts in Sweden and his visit prompted me to contact the guys at SPNA to see if I could get some photos of the warehouse and to answer some operational questions. This is what I got.
The warehousing, distribution and sales of Saab parts and accessories is handled through the Allentown, PA warehouse. Measuring 153,000 sq. /ft., with over 50,000 part numbers and 70,000 parts on-hand, the facility receives shipments on a weekly basis and ships daily nationwide across the service center network. The facility can ship over 3,000 order lines each day.
The warehouse facility is stocked with the parts service centers and owners need. And with recent agreements to use Saab Automobile’s press and body shop to manufacture replacement body panels and assembled parts, body shops will find an abundance of available stock for all current models, ensuring everything from routine maintenance to complete repair work is performed quickly and efficiently.
In a very short time, SPNA has made the parts business better for dealers and customers, in most cases better than before bankruptcy. Are there still some issues with certain parts availability? Yes, that being said they are doing absolutely everything in their powers to fix these problems. As far as SPNA goes, it is rather ensuring to me to have been granted access through photos and contact to see that they are fully operational and there for all of us. The guys at SPNA check SU every day and read your comments and even reply in the posts from time to time and operate as a hands on team that are always there when called upon. I want to thank Christopher Wiseman at SPNA who when I had emailed what I was looking for had emailed me back with photos and words within a couple of hours, that is just the way these folks are.