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Neo Brothers – 9-3 Sport 314mm Front Brake UPGRADE Kit

December 19, 2014 in News

Are you looking to upgrade your standard 284mm or 301mm front brakes on your Saab 9-3 Sport 03-12? We now have an affordable solution…

For just £223.12 plus VAT we can supply:

1 x Quality Aftermarket Saab Front Left 314mm Caliper inc Carrier
1 x Quality Aftermarket Saab Front Right 314mm Caliper inc Carrier 
1 x Set Genuine GM Front Brake Pads 
1 x Pair Genuine GM Front 314mm Brake Discs

All you need to do is remove the original backing plates. We recommend fitting these to 17″ alloys or larger.

These kits are in stock and ready for immediate dispatch. 

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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
info@wijnenstael.nl

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.

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 http://www.saabcarmuseum.se/en/events/saab-festival-2015 or you can stay tuned here at SaabsUnited, we will of course come back later with more information.

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OT: Spyker files for financial restructuring

December 2, 2014 in News, Press-Release, Spyker

Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 2 December 2014. Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”), today filed a voluntary petition for financial restructuring in an effort to address certain short-term operational and liquidity challenges. The District Court of Midden-Nederland in Lelystad, the Netherlands (the “Court”) granted Spyker’s voluntary petition for temporary moratorium of payment (“surseance van betaling”), the Dutch equivalent of the American Chapter 11 proceedings, and has appointed an administrator who, together with the Board of Management, bears final responsibility for management of the company as long as the  moratorium of payment status is in force. The Court’s ruling to grant a temporary moratorium of payment protects the Company from its creditors throughout the duration of the moratorium. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Events & Branding B.V. entered temporary moratorium of payment a month ago.

The Company’s key operations are expected to continue throughout the temporary moratorium while it executes its reorganisation plan to resolve its temporary operational and liquidity issues.

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BREAKING NEWS: OEM signs letter of intent to purchase majority stake in NEVS *UPDATED

December 1, 2014 in News

On November 30th one of the OEM’s currently in negotiation with NEVS, which our sources claim would be Mahindra from India has signed a Term Sheet in which the OEM states that it is willing to step in as majority owner in NEVS AB.

The intention is for NEVS to issue new shares and that Mahindra (unconfirmed) is to purchase enough shares to gain a majority stake hold in NEVS AB.

Due to the secrecy agreement between NEVS and the other partners NEVS refuses to confirm that this is Mahindra.

The Term Sheet specifies the details on how negotiations are to be conducted until finalization of the deal. The finalization of the deal also calls for a direct investment into NEVS by the new majority shareholder, the new shareholder (Mahindra) will also conduct a new due diligence which will act as a complement to the one already conducted.

If a positive outcome is achieved with the board of Mahindra that this deal should be continued to finalization, a bridge loan of 5 million Euros per month is to be paid out to NEVS in order to cover the running costs of the company during the reconstruction and until a finalization of the purchase which should be achieved in February of 2015.

Talks with the other OEM partner (rumored to be DongFeng) is also continuing and until a finalized deal on a Joint Venture can be achieved with this partner, both parties are now preparing a development contract in which NEVS will work to develop technical solutions for this Chinese partner. These contracts will be pre-paid by the Chinese with the intention that this development will evolve to a joint venture later on. This way the partnership can be engaged on a short time-frame while negotiations continue. This deal will also support the continuation of the reconstruction.

NEVS has also continued with its plan be and established a system called NEVS Industrial Services in which NEVS is offering solutions to other companies, several interested parties have entered into talks with NEVS and some offers have been made but no firm deals have yet been signed.

There is also a backside to these good news and it is that the creditors are most likely assumed to cut their claims towards NEVS if a deal is to be finalized, if and how big the cut is to be is not yet discussed but it should be to such a matter that if a claim is below a certain amount, that amount would be repaid in full.

The MOST IMPORTANT part in the document released by NEVS comes last, and that is that the Creditor Committee which is a selected group of the creditors have agreed that this is cause for continued support for NEVS reconstruction. This shows that NEVS have the creditors on their side, whats left is to convince the court.

According to other unconfirmed sources to SU, Mahindra is also talking directly to SAAB AB regarding usage of the brand name.

Read the full report from NEVS here: http://saabcars.com/Global/newsfiles/20141201-Reconstruction-En.pdf

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Whats happening today?

December 1, 2014 in News

NEVS21Its 11:03 CET right now and within a short period of time NEVS is to turn in their application for an extension of the reconstruction of the company. According to other media some suppliers have raised an opinion that if NEVS is to be granted an extension they want to see ink on paper which at least shows something from the potential new owners or if the creditors are to accept any form of cut in debt which was voiced by the manager for NEVS reconstruction Lars Eric Gustafsson.

In reality its not, at least initially, up to the creditors to decided if the reconstruction continues or not, its up to the court to decided and they are strictly abiding by Swedish commercial laws regarding reconstruction. If NEVS can prove to the court that they can manage the financing during the extension and that the work is progressing forward the general opinion of the law is that continued reconstruction shall continue.

The suppliers (creditors) can voice their opinion on the matter but the court doesn’t need to abide by their wishes if it feels that NEVS has a chance to survive this.

The request for the extension is a public document and we’ll return with details from this document as soon as we’ve had a look at it.

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sotw Rare 9-5 in Housten

November 15, 2014 in News, Sotw

Phil’s passion for Saabs follows him across the Atlantic.

Hi Robin,
Please find attached a picture of my current SAAB collection, comprising a 2003 9-5 Aero Combi, a 2011 9-5 NG BioPower and a 2002 9-3 SE HOT Convertible. SAABs are rare in Texas in general and Houston is no exception, compared to states on the Eastern and Western seaboards and the mountain states. While the high heats of our summer seasons can affect the car’s interior, there are no issues with salt corrosion so the cars’ paintwork and general condition remain great even after many years. My history (addiction?) with SAAB started while i was still in Europe in the eighties and nineties, and continued after my work took me to the USA in 2002. My 14th SAAB, the 9-5 NG, is amazing, there are less than 10 of them in the whole Houston area (over 5 million inhabitants) so it gets many looks and wows for roomy interior, remote start and of course the HUD feature.
The 2002 9-3 SE Convertible was my first car bought on arriving in the USA, new off the lot of a struggling dealership. I had owned 8 SAABs from 82 through 2002 in Europe, so the salesman did not have to make a big effort to get me in the car. It is still going strong today with 154,000 miles. My wife bought the 2003 Aero Wagon from my SAAB shop in Houston in 2010, and 40,000 miles later it still goes like a bomb.

My history with SAAB:
Europe:
1) 900 Turbo 1979 (82-86)
2) 900 GLi 1982 (86-90)
3) 9000i16 1988 (90-00)
4) 900I16 1990 (93-02)
5) 900 SE Sensonic 1998 (98-02)
6) 9-3 t 1999 (99-00)
7) 9-3 Convertible 1999 (01-02)
8) 9-3 1999 (01-02)
USA:
9) 9-3 SE Convertible 2002 (02-present)
10) 9000 Turbo 1988 (04-08)
11) 9000 CSE 1994 (05-09)
12) 9-5 Aero 2002 (09-12)
13) 9-5 Aero combi 2003 (10 – present)
14) 9-5 Biopower 2011 (12 – present)

The search for Saab number 14 in the summer of 2012 took almost 3 months. The few ex-GM dealerships in Houston with some relation to past SAAB business did not sell many if any 2010-2011 9-5s, and this car was certainly never seen on the roads around here. I wanted a model with HUD, the most defining aeronautical feature of this most remarkable car, and numerous candidate vehicles were considered as far as New Hampshire (2,000 miles away) without success, before finding on sale in Minnesota cars, including this one, that had been company vehicles for SAAB USA employees, and thus taken off the road in 2011 when the bankruptcy was concluded. This model had less than 6,000 miles, a 4-cylinder BioPower dual fuel engine and all the technology options except the DVD package. The car has 35,000 miles today, impeccably maintained by Swedish mechanic Tomas Larson at Texas Automotive Performance. The car gets compliments from many car aficionados driving German and Japanese premium brands, and there are clear signs of envy when the HUD is lit up.

A line up I’d like outside my house. Thank you for sharing. A few more pictures can be found on my flickr page