Sorry to be the bearer of sad news for local Saab fans, but I’ve just had confirmed to me today that Saab Cars Australia – my former employer and the distribution channel for Saab Parts after Saab Automobile’s bankruptcy – has just entered voluntary administration and is likely to be wound up in the very near future.
A local GM dealership that was handling Saab parts here in Hobart recently advised a friend of mine that they weren’t even able to look up the Saab parts database at the present time. This is what sparked my enquiry.
I’ve not received a return mail from Saab Parts in Sweden yet, however I have been told that the Saab parts distribution business is to be taken over by a company related to Mildrens, in Sydney. That’s not likely to happen until February 1st, however.
My commiserations to former colleagues at Saab Cars Australia, all of whom are now looking for new jobs and many of them after several decades of excellent service to Saab and its customers.
And those customers who might still be reading here….. I’ll provide any further advice as received from Saab Parts in Sweden when it comes to hand. Parts might be difficult to obtain from official sources in the next few weeks/months but the new business should come online from February 1st, if all goes well. There are still a number of fantastic Saab parts recyclers out there.