It’s that time again, smoke is in the air (its not a turbo smoking either). The annual Scanwest Autosport Customer Appreciation Barbeque is back and happening Saturday August 29th, 2015. Come on down with your shinned up car and an appetite for lunch on us. We’ll be serving the usual tasty burgers and hotdogs. We love this time that we can just hang out with our customers and get to know everyone a little bit better. Mike D Tuned will be back by popular demand performing engine tuning to add some horsepower to your Saab. We hope to see you there!
Long-Term Availability of Saab Original Parts Guaranteed
Orio acquires all the supplier-based Nevs tools
for production of spare parts for Saab cars
Orio AB, formerly Saab Automobile Parts AB, has signed a contract with Nevs and has acquired all the tools located at suppliers and used for producing Saab Original spare parts for all existing Saab models. This secures that Orio can ensure the long-term availability of Saab Original spare parts for all Saab cars globally.
“This is a strategically important acquisition which safeguards the production of Saab Original spare parts in the long term and ensures that we maintain our position as the sole supplier of the entire range of original parts for Saab cars. Saab owners, workshops and other customers all over the world are now guaranteed a supply of spare parts well into the future,” says Jonas Tegström, CEO of Orio AB.
The purchase includes 12,500 tools for manufacturing of spare parts for all existing Saab models. Orio previously had the right to use the tools, but has now taken over full ownership. The tools are located with the suppliers which produce Saab Original parts. The suppliers have been informed about the change of ownership and production of spare parts will continue as normal. Nevs and Orio AB already have a cooperation agreement concerning the distribution and support of cars produced by Nevs. Nevs will still be
able to use the tools to manufacture parts for its production of the Saab 9-3 and other future models.
“Saab Original parts will be an important part of our business for many years to come and owning the tools will be financially beneficial. We will continue to increase our market share for Saab Original parts and are expanding our customer base and network of workshops in order sell our products more widely,” says Jonas Tegström.
Facts Orio NA
The company is responsible for warehousing, sales and distribution of Saab Original parts and accessories for all Saab Service Centers and Saab Parts Centers in North America.
The company is headquartered in Troy, MI with its Parts Distribution Center in Bethlehem, PA.
Have been responsible for Saab Automobile spare parts handling since the 1960s and are the sole distributor of the entire range of Saab Original parts.
Parts Distribution Center: 150,000 sq. /ft.
Storage: about 50 000 articles.
On November 13, 2013, the company changed its name from Saab Automobile Parts North America to Orio North America.
New Scanwest Repair Warranties!
As of September 1st 2013, Scanwest Autosport now offers an industry leading 24 month/ 24,000 mile limited warranty on new replacement parts and labor. This is effective to repairs made with new parts on or after September 1st, 2013. We at Scanwest felt this is an excellent way to give the consumer added value and protection for the investment in their vehicle. This warranty is not only for Saabs but for all the car lines we service- Subaru, Mini, Audi, and BMW. Saab Parts North America is now offering a similar warranty on parts sold within the official service center network and independent repair shops. For details on our warranty, please contact us.
For further information on Saab’s new warranty on parts as well as new information regarding the company, please see www.saabparts.com.
Scanwest Customer Appreciation BBQ was August 24th!!
Thank you again to everyone who came by for the Customer Appreciation BBQ in August. We had a great time hanging out….and running all over the place to get the performance tuning done. The tuning took longer than expected, so thank you to all for your patience during the long times you had to wait. Mike D. did a fabulous job, everyone was very happy with the extra horsepower the cars were given. I think we had at least 200-250 people come by throughout the day, enjoying the food, cars, and sun. Please check out the pictures on facebook and also on our website, you might see you and your car!
This year’s winners of the raffle are as follows:
1st place- Maria C. Free Brake pad replacement.
2nd place- Rick K. $100 of service/ parts at Scanwest.
3rd place- John D. Free oil change.
4th place- Al J. Free Alignment.
Congratulations to all!
Hands Free Now available!
We now offer “Hands Free Phone” kit installation using the factory radio system for all 9-3 and 9-5 models 1999 and newer. We use Saab factory parts kits to seamlessly integrate your cellular phone into your Saab. Call for details and pricing.
SAAB Related News
The door has finally closed for Saab Automobile, the bankruptcy is final, the factory has been sold, and the parts business has been separated from the bankruptcy to form several new companies. The one for the U.S. market, Saab Parts North America (SPNA) is up and running as of June 1st. SPNA is a fully functioning company working hard to fill the hundreds of back-ordered parts from former Saab Automobile. The fill rate of back-ordered parts has continued to grow and with hope SPNA will get a full inventory back in stock in the Allentown warehouse within the next few months. The parent company of SPNA has arranged purchase of various tooling equipment from former Saab Automobile to produce fenders, hood, etc. to keep a supply going for current cars on the road. It is a relief for many Saab owners to know parts will be available for years to come for their favorite Saab.
The Trollhatten factory will soon be springing back to life. Two investment companies, one from Japan and one from Hong Kong have purchased the remains of Saab Automobile and will build an all electric vehicle based on the 9-3 platform. The new company is National Electric Vehicle Sweden. It remains to be seen if the new electric vehicle will be branded as a Saab. It is said the vehicle sales will be limited to China and possibly parts of Europe only.
The future is finally looking brighter for Saab, we can only hope it gets better.
SUBARU Related News
Subaru continues to develop a safe line up of vehicles. All their models with the exception of the WRX has received top crash ratings from NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Aside from the NHTSA testing, Subaru has received an excellent review for the new 2010 Outback. Motor Trend magazine has awarded it their 2010 Sport/ Utility of the Year award. Very high honors for well designed car, two years in a row for a Subaru!
“It boasts car-like refinement, drivability and gas mileage on the road, yet is as capable in the rough stuff as all but the most off-road focused sport utilities. Thoughtfully engineered, cleverly detailed and competitively priced, Outback is a terrific all-rounder with broad appeal.” –Motor Trend, editor in chief- Angus Mckenzie
If you need service for your show vehicle, scheduling is available online from our Web site. While making the appointment, check our current specials to help keep your car in tip-top shape. Just print the special and bring it in at the appointment to receive the deal. We also honor coupons from Saab and Subaru dealerships.