Saab To Redefine Global Sales Operations By Oct 1st

Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by in 2000-2009

Saab Automobile according to Swedish Radio, will be redefining sales organizations worldwide, such as Saab in Canada as indicated earlier last week.

I am very interested in what the new United States sales organization will look like, do you think it will be operating out of a few Saab dealerships as originally rumored to be, with the hope that it eventually relocates and builds a new staff back in the North East if things go well?

If there are only sales departments in Sweden, U.K. and the United States, that means the rest of the world including countries in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Africa & the Middle East will only be operating as private importers? I understand that most of these countries, are already operating as private importers anyways, so those operations may not be effected much like the importer in Belgium who reports having no problem receiving 2010 Saab product models.

Here’s the piece from Swedish Radio and below that, an entire list of every country that currently sells Saab as either an official sales organization or private importer. Keep in mind once again, it’s Sweden, U.K. and the United States that will be the only countries that will have an official sales channel, all others will be private importers.

In a quick e-mail from Saab Automobile AB, Eric Geers tells us that they are in the process of defining this program, but nothing has been finalized as of yet.

Fewer sales departments for SAAB

Saab gets a new sales organization by October. General Motors has said the agreements with outlets in Canada and a source within GM says to Expressen that it will be up to private importers to buy Saab cars there and in other countries.

According to Expressen there will only be sales departments in Sweden, UK and in US.

That it is changes in the sales organization is confirmed by Saab’s CIO Eric Geers.

– It is true that we will review the sales organization. But Saab will continue to be sold globally. Some contracts have been terminated, but we’re working on it there, “he said.

Saab Automobile List Of Sales Organizations Worldwide

Asia-Pacific – Private Importers Only
Australia
China
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand

Europe – Private Importers Only Except Sweden, U.K.

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey

North America – Private Importers Only Except USA

Canada
Chile
Mexico

South Africa – Middle East

Bahrain
Dubai
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Saudi Arabia

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