Saab Cars Australia in Administration – parts to move elsewhere

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.

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  1. Will Saab Parts AB eventually take over local parts businesses all over the world, or will they just concentrate on the major markets?

  2. This is unfortunate news but one thing to remember is most of our Saabs are able to use many after market parts to keep ’em running. Even though there is expense involved there are parts available in other countries that involve shipping but at least it’s a viable option.

  3. heard on the grapevine that this was coming, pricing may have been a key factor and access to online sales gives individuals and saab specialists access to more realistic pricing, since western australia lost it saab dealer going to a kia dealer for parts, service is not very appealing but still gratefull that they are willing to service saab owners….