Welcome to the last Saab short news 2017. The year ends with positive news, at least almost. Because a company falls out of the ordinary, and a suspicion has been confirmed. There is talk of a repeat offender.
NEVS has done it again
In December 2013 NEVS staged a production start in the Stallbacka. 4 years later you try it in Tianjin. What just an initial one suspicion was confirmed. The big celebration of the production start for the new plant may be described as fake news. The pre-series NEVS 9-3 electric cars were not made in China; They come from the Frickeboa in the old Saab factory.
Shipped in containers, they were only finalized in Tianjin. Say, they have added the China VIN. Published the facts of the journalist Jonas Fröbergwho is critically watching the development of NEVS. Like 4 years ago, the electric car startup is desperately hunting for investors. The decision as to whether NEVS may become a hardware supplier for DiDi falls in spring 2018.
Saab AB invests
Saab AB was the home of automobile construction in Trollhättan from 1947. More than 50 years later, in 2000, GM took full control. In less than a decade, the Americans drove the brand into one reconstruction, then a second, and then sold it to Spyker. The true home of the ingenious automobiles from the Stallbacka, however, has always been Saab AB, which is now a successful high-tech company.
Saab AB is internationalizing. A research, development and production facility was inaugurated in the United Arab Emirates in December. Automobile construction may be history, but the proud Saab logo can be found in more and more countries.
Orio Germany invests
Further good news about investing in the future comes from Germany. On the 19.12. reported the Orio Germany GmbH her entry as ad-CARGO limited partner on January 1, 2018 and as a cooperation partner at CARAT.
The CARAT Group with 140 cooperation partners and 1.5 billion € turnover is one of the major suppliers on the part for automotive parts. From January, Orio will have access to additional 120.000 items from the CARAT range, to ad-Cargo Logistik, and to the warehouse in Castrop-Rauxel. In addition to the Orio warehouse near Frankfurt, customers will then be supplied faster and more extensively than before via two German centers.
In addition to parts for other brands are also Saab accessories and spare parts from third-party suppliers to find in the range that did not exist in Eschborn so far. Germany is one of the main focuses of Orio AB, which can start stronger in the next year.
The year 2017 had it all. Some companies were able to expand their position in the Saab segment, others did not meet the requirements. The winners include the car dealership Lafrentz in Kiel. From Hirsch Performance, the North Germans have acquired the tools for the 9-3 grille and started the new production.
The first delivery arrived shortly before Christmas in Kiel. The quality of the accessories is convincing. Much of the production is already pre-ordered. Interested parties can use the deer grille inserts directly in Kiel or at Stephan Individual purchase.
Saab Parts Calendar
Just before the editorial deadline, the annual planners 2018 of Orio on my desk. They are intended for customers and business partners and always very popular. Because in principle they are the only official Saab calendar for the coming year.
Since Eschborn always leaves us a few extra copies, we are starting a small photo campaign in January. There will be a competition for the best Saab winter photo under the motto “Saab, Ice & Snow”. The most beautiful pictures will be awarded with a Saab-Parts annual calendar. A reason to take advantage of the possible snow conditions during the holidays and pull out your smartphone or SLR camera!
Saab readership ends
The countdown is running! On the 31.12. Our action ends with the exclusive Saab boarding files. The edition was limited and there was a blog post for every article published. Anyone who has something to say could use the holidays to resolutely reach for the keys. The closing date for entries is December 31.12st. Midnight. And of course we have prepared another huge surprise for our readers.
From the most read Saab stories you can choose the most beautiful in 2018. The author receives a huge Saab gift from us in recognition, which is definitely not suitable for smaller properties.
Curious; excited? Mark and I leave the suspense still something. The unveiling of our very exclusive surprise will follow next year.
We say goodbye to Christmas today and wish all readers, friends and blog supporters a good and peaceful time!