Saab Automobile on Friday announced that the company has expanded its international distribution network with the appointment of a new importer and distributor for the highly important Russian market, Armand Import.
Also, today the company announced that Jan Åke Jonsson has decided to retire from his position as President and CEO of Saab Automobile AB.
The importer will rely on a network of 12 independent retailers in Russia, through which it will retails both the existing models in the lineup and the models to be launched in the future by Saab as part of the expansion process announced at the beginning of the year.
Announcing the appointment, Saab Automobile President and CEO Jan Ake Jonsson said:
“I am delighted to announce this agreement with Armand Import. The company has a good track record in the Russian market and is, just like us, committed to excellent customer service and a long term approach to business partnerships.
Earlier on Friday, Saab also announced a similar appointment for the Chinese market. There, the Shanghai GM operations will be taken over by the new partner of the manufacturer, China Automobile Trading (CATC).