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Saab news: Parts restart

Time 9 years ago

SAAB Parts UK has welcomed the news that parts production will restart at Saab Automobile’s press and body plant in Trollhättan.

Saab Automobile Parts AB recently signed an agreement with the administrators of Saab Automobile AB allowing them the use of Saab’s press and body shop plant, including the specialist tooling, for the manufacture and assembly of body parts.

A second agreement was also signed to acquire a large number of fully assembled parts and other components.

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Lennart Stahl, CEO of Saab Automobile Parts AB, said: ‘These agreements, together with recently signed new contracts with key suppliers, are part of a comprehensive program to ensure a consistent supply of parts for Saab vehicles, both short and long term.’

Saab Parts UK has been successfully trading for almost four months, while growing its network of authorised repairers and welcoming customers back to the brand.

Alan Cowan, sales director at Saab Parts UK, said: ‘This is great news for Saab customers and our network of authorised repairers in the UK.

‘Now that the press and bodyshop plant have restarted production and new agreements have been signed with key suppliers, we should see parts availability back to the levels they were at before Saab Automobile stopped production.

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‘UK customers can continue to be confident that their Saab will be serviced and maintained by a team of highly skilled and qualified technicians who have the product knowledge and technical training to keep their cars in the best condition possible. Only Original Saab parts are fitted and are backed by a two years’ manufacturer warranty.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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