Saab Automobile Parts North America Launches Saab Secure Program for recent
-- Program makes available a Limited Lifetime Protection Plan on internal
engine components for 2010 and 2011 Model Year Saab owners for no initial
-- Offers affordable extended vehicle service contract coverage, backed by a
respected industry partner.
-- Program complements the recent agreement between Saab Automobile Parts
North America and General Motors to provide warranty services on 2009 and
prior model year vehicles.
-- Saab Automobile Parts North America has created an infrastructure to ensure
Saab Owners have access to Saab Genuine Parts, Accessories and Service for
many years to come.
DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2013
DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Saab Automobile Parts North
America (SPNA) announced its Saab Secure program. The program was developed
to support those 2010 and 2011 model year Saab owners left without warranty
coverage due to the bankruptcy of Saab Automobile AB in Sweden.
All 2010 and 2011 model year Saab vehicle owners are eligible to come in for a
no charge initial oil change and service, which includes BG Products, Inc.
engine oil additives. This service initiates the Limited Lifetime Protection
Plan backed by BG. As long as the owner continues to service their vehicle
within the required intervals and at a Saab Official Service Center, the
protection plan will continue for the life of the vehicle.
In addition to the Limited Lifetime BG Protection Plan, Saab Secure will offer
2010 and 2011 model year vehicles, with up to 70,000 miles, a menu of Saab
Secure vehicle service contracts that provide extended coverage levels and
terms at affordable prices. Coverage is available from Basic Care powertrain
coverage to Premier Care comprehensive component coverage, and is available in
terms from 1 to 5 years from the date of contract purchase. These products are
being launched in partnership with Pablo Creek Services, Inc.
"Just over a year ago the news was not good. Saab owners in North America and
globally had just learned of the bankruptcy of one of the world's most
cherished automobile brands," said Tim Colbeck, President and CEO of SPNA.
"Today they are hearing some good news about parts, service and vehicle
coverage. It is news Saab owners and the Saab network deserve, and I'm
pleased to announce our new programs and partner companies, who are all
committed to serving Saab owners in North America."
Today's news follows the announcement last month that SPNA and GM entered into
a Warranty Services Agreement that authorizes SPNA to provide warranty
administration and related services through SPNA's network of Warranty Service
Providers for model year 2009 and prior Saab vehicles still covered under the
GM limited warranty.
The Saab Secure program launch marks the culmination of a busy startup period
for SPNA. In the spring of 2012, Saab Automobile Parts AB in Sweden
established SPNA as its North American subsidiary. In early June 2012, SPNA
purchased the remaining parts inventory from the Saab Cars bankruptcy estate
and began operations in North America. Since then, SPNA has:
oEstablished a network of 179 Official Service Centers in the US and
oReturned availability of Saab parts back to the high levels that existed
prior to the Saab Automobile AB bankruptcy.
oEntered into an agreement with General Motors to administer warranty
services on 2009 and prior model years, providing a seamless warranty
experience for those Saab owners.
oLaunched the Saab Secure program to support owners of 2010 and 2011 Saab
oLaunched a North America Technical Assistance Center to provide technical
help for Saab Service Centers in providing high quality repairs for Saab
oLaunched a North America Customer Assistance Center on January 7, 2013 to
support all Saab customers in North America needing assistance with
inquiries about parts, accessories, service and technical support.
oLaunched a new SPNA website, Saab.com and Facebook page
www.facebook.com/Saab to share up to date information about the company,
service facilities and current promotions.
"The company has been working hard to build an infrastructure for the future.
It's great that we are now able to launch these new programs, providing added
support to Saab owners and the Saab service network. We want to keep Saab
cars and owners on the road well into the future," Colbeck concluded.
About Saab Automobile Parts North America
Saab Automobile Parts North America was founded to ensure Saab owners in North
America are supported with Genuine Parts, Accessories, Technical Support and
Repair Service for years to come. SPNA is a DBA for North America
Distribution Services, a new company, separate and independent from the Saab
Automobile companies that entered bankruptcy in 2011 and 2012.
The company is headquartered in suburban Detroit, Michigan; and operates a
153,000 square foot parts warehouse in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There are
approximately 40 employees and contractors in the company.
SPNA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab Automobile Parts AB, a global spare
parts and logistics company, headquartered in Sweden. Saab Automobile Parts
AB in Sweden was part of the Saab Cars family of companies. However, unlike
Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Parts AB did not enter bankruptcy. The
company's shares are now fully owned by the Swedish government, who recently
formalized their ownership interest. The company has been placed with the
Ministry of Finance which currently runs about 36 companies out of the 55
companies wholly or partly owned by the Swedish government. The government
has stated their intention is to be a stable owner and develop the company
SPNA currently has 179 Official Service Centers throughout North America, many
of whom are former Saab dealers. The network continues to expand as the
company identifies areas where Saab owners could use more support. A full
listing of Saab Official Service and Parts Centers is available on Saab.com.
Products and Services
SPNA is the exclusive authorized distributor to the North American market of
the full line of Genuine Saab Parts and Accessories. In addition, they are
the exclusive provider of Genuine Saab Service through its network of Saab
Official Service and Parts Centers.
SOURCE Saab Automobile Parts North America
Contact: Saab Automobile Parts North America, Christopher Wiseman,
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Freeman/McCue Public Relations, +1-714-557-3663, Daniel McCue,
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