Short message. Investments, Fake News, Actions.

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.

Saab AB branch in the United Arab Emirates

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 manufacturing in Trollhättan from 1947. More than 50 years later, only in the year 2000, GM completely took over the helm. In less than a decade, the Americans drove the brand into a reconstruction, then into a second, then sell it to Spyker. The real home of Stallbacka's ingenious automobiles has always been Saab AB, which today is a successful high-tech company.

Saab AB is internationalizing. In December, a research, development and production site in the United Arab Emirates was inaugurated. The automotive industry 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 an ad-CARGO limited partner to the 1. January 2018 and as a cooperation partner at CARAT.

Cooperation Orio Carat
Cooperation sealed. Orio Managing Director Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher and Carat Managing Director Thomas Vollmar

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.

Lafrentz invests

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.

Saab Hirsch Performance Grill
Hirsch Performance Grill reissued. Delivery arrived in Kiel.

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 Keel 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.

Saab Parts Calendar 2018
Saab Parts Calendar 2018

Since Eschborn always gives us a few additional copies, we start a small photo campaign in January. Under the slogan "Saab, ice & snow" there will be a competition for the best Saab winter photo. The most beautiful pictures are awarded a Saab-Parts annual calendar. A reason to take advantage of the possible snow conditions during the holidays and to pull out the 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 circulation was limited, and there was mail from the blog for every published article. If you have something to tell, you could use the holidays to reach for the keys. Deadline is the 31.12. 24: 00 clock. And of course we have prepared another, very huge surprise for our readers.

Saab boarding folders of our readership.

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!

10 thoughts too "Short message. Investments, Fake News, Actions."

  • I will not write and pronounce the given name anymore ... enough is enough.
    Thanks for the other positive year-end article. I was very impressed by the Kiel company! Hats off! That's SAAB loyalty and wit! May the commitment of loyal customers be accompanied. The way to Kiel is worthwhile, not only the Baltic Sea ...
    To all SAAB's Merry Christmas and a blissfully peaceful new year 2018!
    Probably without snow here in the north ...

    • Hello mountain goat!
      I can only agree with that. You can not get it any better.
      I wish all Saabfans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • As the saying goes, lies have short legs. Nevs has even shorter ones.

  • That's really a lot of good news! ! !

    So much positive about SAAB in the broader sense (the AB, Orio, Lafrentz, actions of the blog, etc.) ...

    Who would spoil the mood of FAKE NEVS? Certainly not anymore. A successful article at the end of the year.

    Many thanks for 2017 to the creators of the blog and all active readers, because the reader contributions and many a comment to read was always fun.

    All a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  • Topic spare parts: my first 9-3 II combi windshield went through a stone with diameter 12 cm from the truck and hit at 80 km / h break - the following discs were all botch and it was enough already a pebble for the known cracks. Where else can you buy SG's original discs?

    • Your article clearly shows what quality was installed on windscreens !!! Even towards the end of SAAB ...
      It is, as always, the small parts that can have a great effect ... How gratifying that this incident went out well !!!
      Continue good u. Safe journey in the SAAB!

  • ... is far more annoying that the currently installed with me after a rockfall disk has really bad small-scale distortions. Unfortunately, this is probably the accepted state of the art - which is consistently seen with all premium manufacturers. Until the disc exchange I had thought: good that there are not Saab (except the 9000er) such discs when I was traveling again in a foreign make and had a headache after a short drive. There are always less and less tangible arguments to explain the permanent grin when driving downhill.

    • Oh how I would like to be able to contradict the last sentence with the deepest conviction ...

      But there would have to be corresponding SAAB new cars (plus complete spare parts and service). And all this continues in the above-average quality at the level of better times.

      No, it's true, the permanent grin is always irrational ...

      But at least there are always new reasons. Other than before, that is (unfortunately) clear. We will never again have the feeling of driving a special, high quality and advanced new car with SAAB.

      But, after all, scarcity value and status as the exotic of our SAABs are (by necessity) growing day by day.
      The proportion of old and new timers in the actively moving SAAB fleet is growing year by year. The seats are sometimes superior to others and the kick on the accelerator of a turbo-SAABs still provides amazed for many astonished and in the rear-view mirror of the SAAB driver faces shrinking.

      Many SAABs are still everyday vehicles. This will hardly be sustainable in the long run and more and more SAABs will become second, third and fourth cars. Ergo to lover vehicles. That does not have to be bad per se.

      The reasons may change, but the grin stays! ! !

      Happy Christmas again.

      • The grin remains in any case, you have beautifully described why

        All Merry Christmas, all the best and good ride 2018!

  • It's very interesting to read what's going on around our brand, especially in the blog.
    I already suspect what the huge gift is. I've thought about ordering it several times, but have always rejected it. Definitely a great idea.
    All only the best for 2018!

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