Saab day: Nyköping and Eschborn

While it is still very quiet in Trolhättan, positive news is coming from Nyköping. The Saab Parts AB went today with good news by the Swedish press. The service network of Saab is growing and has gained three new operations in Malmö, Helsingborg and Mölnlycke.

Saab Parts AB Nyköping
Saab Parts AB Nyköping

Another three authorized service partners are expected to follow, meaning there are more partners in Sweden with almost 160 Saab bases than before the bankruptcy of Automobile AB. After all, 400.000 Saabs are in the Scandinavian country on the move, many times compared to Germany. The business of Saab Parts is developing well, and the Swedish state as owner seems satisfied.

Of course, it is unusual for a brand to expand its service network without production; the opposite would be normal. But what has ever been normal at Saab? A reader comment in the last few days got it right to the point. "Somehow I have the feeling that you have felt more positive spirit of Saab in the last few months than in the last ten years. ” Commentator Michael may be correct.

The service network is not only being expanded in Sweden. In Eschborn, the radio reports, there are several applications for authorization on the table. Companies that were Saab partners in the past want to be there again, and independent workshops with a focus on Saab are also interested. Talks are ongoing because there are requirements that have to be met. None of this is official and a little indiscreet from me, but it shows the unbroken attractiveness of our brand.

Perhaps some of us had a difficult day today when things didn't go as they should. Happens ! To amuse, there is the production start of Saab today. 100 cars are being built, and only the Internet magazine “The Visitor” noticed. And Victor Muller and Pang Qinghua are also there. Hmm

Okay, somehow the clocks in England are really different. "The Visitor" is only a good 24 months behind the current development. Can only get better ...

Text: tom@saabblog.net

 

4 thoughts on "Saab day: Nyköping and Eschborn"

  • The Visitors message is also still under the heading NEWS, should then but maybe better YESTERDAY NEWS

  • If you look at the density of authorized SAAB partners in Germany, and then possibly also that some of them are still sailing under the Opel flag and SAAB is the subsidiary brand for them, then SAAB is already a growth market for previously independent workshops. The authorization could be worthwhile - especially since SAAB drivers are generally considered to be affectionate, especially to specialist companies. This brings regular customers into the house.

  • 1. On the subject of “service network expansion '+ activities”: Here you get the feeling that you have finally been able to free yourself from the GM shackles and can finally develop the way you want and it makes sense.
    But maybe that's also what NEVS 'preparations are all about?

    2. Message “The Visitor”: It's similar to our local newspaper, they always get everything a lot later or copy from other newspapers 😉

  • The applications of the former Saab workshops were organized to my knowledge by Saab!?

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