SAAB Update!


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine

Last week we said: “…the court appointed administrators overseeing liquidation of the company have had enough. They recently told the buyers to close the deal and produce the rest of the money by the end of August or consider the deal undone.” You may recall that the buyers were apparently having trouble raising the funds or were at least dragging their feet.

But a within a week the deal appears to have been done with money suddenly appearing and changing hands. NEVS recently said it has been working on both technology and manufacturing requirements and plans to introduce an electric car, possibly based on the previous 9-3 model, within 18 months. The car will be targeted at the Chinese domestic market although it may later be exported to certain other markets as well.

One twist in the final deal: the new owners will get the right to use the SAAB name (probably as SAAB Automobiles), but not the famous griffin head logo. The mythical beast will still be used by SAAB Scania trucks and SAAB Aerospace, both separate companies unaffected by the sale.

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s blog has been honored as the best business to business blog in the Automotive Aftermarket by the Automotive Communications Awards and the Car Care Council Women’s Board!

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.

If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be, click here for more information.

You can E-mail us at macsworldwide@macsw.org or visit to find a Mobile Air Conditioning Society member repair shop in your area. Click here  to find out more about your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system.

The 33rd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Be the Best of the Best will take place February 7-9, 2013 at the Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL.

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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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