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Press Release: Orio acquires supplier based Nevs tools

December 19, 2014 in News, Press Releasse

Orio acquires all the supplier-based tools for production of spare parts for Saab cars

Orio AB, formerly Saab Automobile Parts AB, has signed a contract with Nevs and has acquired all the tools located at suppliers and used for producing Saab Original spare parts for all existing Saab models. This secures that Orio can ensure the long-term availability of Saab Original spare parts for all Saab cars globally.

“This is a strategically important acquisition which safeguards the production of Saab Original spare parts in the long term and ensures that we maintain our position as the sole supplier of the entire range of original parts for Saab cars.Saab owners, workshops and other customers all over the world are now guaranteed a supply of spare parts well into the future,” says Jonas Tegström, CEO of Orio AB.

The purchase includes 12,500 tools for manufacturing of spare parts for all existing Saab models. Orio previously had the right to use the tools, but has now taken over full ownership. The tools are located with the suppliers which produce Saab Original parts. The suppliers have been informed about the change of ownership and production of spare parts will continue as normal.

Nevs and Orio AB already have a cooperation agreement concerning the distribution and support of cars produced by Nevs. Nevs will still be able to use the tools to manufacture parts for its production of the Saab 9-3 and other future models.

“Saab Original parts will be an important part of our business for many years to come and owning the tools will be financially beneficial. We will continue to increase our market share for Saab Original parts and are expanding our customer base and network of workshops in order sell our products more widely,” says Jonas Tegström.

Facts Orio AB:

– The company is responsible for warehousing, sale and distribution of Saab Original parts and accessories for all Saab Service Centers and Saab Parts Centers globally and also sell logistics and technical services.
– Number of employees in Sweden: Nyköping about 260, Trollhättan about 50. The company is headquartered in Nyköping.
– The company has subsidiaries in its 9 main markets in Europe and the USA.
– Number of employees in the subsidiaries: about 55.
– Have been responsible for Saab Automobile spare parts handling since the 1960s and are the sole distributor of the entire range of Saab Original parts.
– 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.
– The company is fully owned by the Swedish state.
– On November 13, 2013, the company changed its name from Saab Automobile Parts AB to Orio AB.

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SPYKER Companies Declared Bankrupt

December 18, 2014 in News

Spyker Logo 1024Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 18 December 2014. Today the District Court of Midden-Nederland, at the request of the administrator, converted the moratorium of payment, granted to Spyker N.V. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Spyker Automobielen B.V. and Spyker Events & Branding B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”) on December 2nd, last, to bankruptcy. The cause for this conversion was that the committed bridge funding did unfortunately not reach the company in time. The administrator will continue his work but now as receiver.

Victor R. Muller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said: “None of the ambitions we had when we founded Spyker 15 years ago, has vanished as a result of today’s events. In 2000 we set out to establish a super sports car business from scratch with a global distribution and we achieved that. Over the years we undertook some daring ventures that left their marks on the company which in turn contributed to today’s demise.

However, I would like to make clear that as far as I am concerned “this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” to quote Winston Churchill. I will relentlessly endeavour to resurrect Spyker as soon as practically possible and, assuming we will be successful, pursue our goal to merge with a high performance electric aircraft manufacturer and develop revolutionary electric Spykers with disruptive sustainable technology.

This is the moment to express my gratitude to our customers, dealers, suppliers and of course our employees and Board. Their loyalty and support was vital to build the brand over the past decade and a half. They can count on us continuing to live by the Spyker axiom “Nulla Tenaci Invia est Via” (Latin for “For the tenacious no road is impassible”).”

Contact details of the receiver:
mr. H. Pasman
Tel: +31 (0)30-23 20 800
Fax: +31 (0)30-23 41 644

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cardyourcar Xmas Special

December 17, 2014 in cyc

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As some of you may already have noticed we at run an Xmas special at the moment. An variety of articles from Saab, Hirsch ans Saab Expressions are reduced in price. If you are still looking for a fitting present for your Saab friends have a look. Besides items from Hirsch we also have the SaabsUnited calendars, the dedicated 9000 calendar and a variety of Saab Expressions items, along with Saab wrappig papers and Christmas cards.

For our customers within the EU we have another special: any order that will be placed from 10.00 CET on Thursday 18th until 10.00 CET on Friday 19th of December 2014 will be shipped via Fedex Priority service without extra charge to ensure you have it in time for Christmas.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – in a 2-stroke

December 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of my favorite comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, has for the past few years been heading up his own little web-tv show where he is inviting various colleagues for a ride in an interesting car and a cup of coffee.

And, in season five, they finally feature a proper car: A two stroke Monte Carlo 850.

Jerry in a two-stroke

I wonder if we will see Jerry return with a black 900 one of these days? Black Saab rules!

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SOTW, daily 900 SPG commuter

December 12, 2014 in Sotw

Hi Robin,

Though I don’t post much, I’m a long time SU reader.  I thought I’d submit my contribution to SOTW.
I’ve owned several Saabs, my wife and I both love driving them.  She usually drives the 9-5 Aero with the kids around town, and I commute in the SPG.

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Neo Brothers – NEW Complete B207E/L/R Engines IN ***STOCK***

December 11, 2014 in News

We have available brand new COMPLETE B207 Engines. These are suitable for the Saab 9-3 Sport 2.0 turbo models (Linear, Vector & Aero)

The engines are supplied with the following:
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  • Throttle Body
  • Set of Ignition Coils
  • Turbo Charger & Oil / Water Lines
  • Crank Sensor
  • Check Valve
  • Belt Tensioner
  • Ionization Module
  • Bypass Valve
  • Fuel Rail / Pressure Regulator & Injectors
  • Oil Cooler
  • Manifolds

Price – £1500.00 Plus VAT

We do have very competitive international shipping rates available, please contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

The engines are available on our website, please follow the below link:
Brand New Genuine B207E/L/R Engines

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No luck for the liquidators… besides getting wealthy themselves

December 11, 2014 in News

According to Swedish radio Väst and the talented reporter Victor Jensen the following has happened.
The liquidators have not manage to bring in a single krona on all the 37 sue processes (totaling 580 million SEK) against 37 sub-contractors both Swedish and International. So far 7 cases have been settled in court and the liquidators have lost all of them. 3 settlements and 4 lost battles “worth” 200 million SEK. The two latter was OPEL AG and GM. Instead of an up-side for the liquidators they have to pay the court costs for ore than 1 million SEK.
So far the law firms handling the liquidation has made over 200 million SEK in fees. The hourly cost has been close to 4500 SEK.
According to Fredrik Sidahl of the Sub suppliers organization the only winner are the liquidators.

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NEVS’ Reorganisation Prolonged

December 11, 2014 in NEVS, News

Good news come from Vänersborg, after yesterday some creditors expressed their doubts about the plan to write down their demands towards NEVS. Obviously they still see a point in NEVS’ plans and this morning the District Court decided to prolong the reorganisation. Here is the press release from NEVS:

The reorganization of Nevs is prolonged

The District Court of Vänersborg, today December 11, decided that the Reorganization of Nevs shall continue for an additional time period of three months, until March 2, 2015.

“I am glad that the District Court has decided to prolong the Reorganization. We need the time the prolongation allows to concretize and finalize the ongoing negotiations” said Nevs’ President Mattias Bergman.

Let’s hope there will be a final and viable solution on the table in March.

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The SU Calendar Twins Are Finally Here…

December 10, 2014 in cyc, Fan Stuff, SaabsUnited Related

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A while ago we asked you to send your saaby pics for our new calendar. First of all a big thank you to all who participated and made the choice for us as hard as it was. This time we ended up creating two different calendars. One is a picture calendar and the other one a planner version with more room to put in notes, dates and birthdays.

The calendars can be purchased via the SaabsUnited store on We skipped postal delivery because it has proven to be pretty unreliable and utterly slow. If you order from abroad we’d recommend to team up with fellow Saabers and make a group order. Sorry for that but since we had 20% missing/returned shipments this seemed to be the only secure way to go.

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Saabfestival 2015

December 9, 2014 in News

Some great news for us Saab-fans,  this summer SAAB Car Museum will arrange the SAAB Festival again.  It will take place from Friday 5th of June to Sunday 7th in Trollhättan. A full program for the event isn’t released yet, but the museum promises a Car Show, part sale and pleasant company. Personal I think this will be a great weekend, and have already started to count days…  ;) For more info, visit Saab Car Museums new and improved website or you can stay tuned here at SaabsUnited, we will of course come back later with more information.

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sotw, Jacob’s pride and joy.

December 5, 2014 in Sotw

Hi Robin,

My name is Jacob Oyer and I’m attaching some photos of my 2007 Saab 9-5 aero sedan. Hopefully it’ll make the front page!

I love this car so much. I bought it 2 years ago and have done a lot of work on it with a friend of mine. Here a list of some of the stuff we’ve done:

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