For those that attended the SOC in Iowa, you will know that Saab Parts North America was there and answering questions and handing out goodies. Today dealers and service centers received an email from Saab Parts North America with some very exciting news and some needed answers. Here are some of the key highlights to dealers from the attached file are below.
It’s been a busy summer at SPNA. We’ve been working hard on many fronts to improve the company and make it easier for you to do business with us.
Our network has increased with 20 new OSC’s in the last month. Our website is being actively updated with content and seeing weekly increases in traffic. Progress in the availability of parts is getting better by the day.
Some highlights of our parts sourcing activities are out- lined below:
- Allentown fill rate is at 80% and rising, up nearly 30% in 2 weeks.
- Sweden fill rate is at 90% and rising daily.
- Received $2M in air orders (10 shipments).
- Received $2M in sea shipments (14 containers).
- $7M in additional inventory is on order and in transit.
- More inventory is arriving daily.
- Many of the highest demand parts are now in stock.
- Very large order of body panels is scheduled to arrive in September, be sure to place your orders now!
Our network continues to grow. Since opening our doors for business on June 7th, we have signed up 179 OSC’s in the U.S. and Canada. All OSC’s are listed on our website and are searchable in the geo-locator function.
The Classic Parts and Wheel Reduction Sales are underway. Limited quantities remain. Parts are at up to 70% off and wheels at up to 40% off. Customers interested in purchasing parts for their Classic Saabs are being directed to visit their local OSC to place orders; we encourage you to use the oppor- tunity to connect with old and new customers.
Hirsch is coming to the website. Information about the company, their relationship with Saab and available performance packages will be posted in the coming days.
The parts below were on back order last week. The back orders have all been filled and the parts are available as of August 14th.
Qty on BO 8/13
GEAR SEL CABLE
This is great news and welcomed by all of us in the Saab community. When I received this email this morning, I sent an email to Tim Colbeck to make sure it was okay for me to share it with everyone and he was eager to get the information out there. I can’t say enough about the commitment that he has shown the brand and dealers as well as the Saab owners. He has never been hard to get a hold of even at the worst of times he has been incredible and has always wanted to help in rebuilding. Today we can see that this is happening and things are getting better in regards to Saab Parts.
One thing covered in here that you should take note of is the Classic Parts Sale that is going on as we speak with some savings up to 70% off. There is a price list attached on the Saab.com site as well.
Another big positive in all of this is that Hirsch is coming back and going to be better integrated into the dealer/service body which had become complicated to say the least.
Thank you to the Saab Parts North America team for all you do and a special thanks to Tim Colbeck for being exactly what we need to see us into the future.