/British Coachbuilder Buys Spyker

British Coachbuilder Buys Spyker

Aileron Spyker Logo at British Coachbuilder Buys Spyker

As Saab s celebrating its first year of independence, their owner Spyker is selling its whole car business to CPP Global Holdings, a premium coachbuilding company based in Coventry, UK.

Now we and some other people thought Spyker is doing well when they acquired Saab, and to be honest they are. So this decision is a bit surprising. Of course the owners of the Dutch brand  have made lots of weird decisions throughout the years. Like that time when they decided to launch an F1 team and blew up a big pile of money with no good outcome. This is what happens when you make drugs legal in a country!

The purchase price would be 32 million Euros, 15 million Euros of which would be paid immediately upon the finalisation of the deal, with the remaining 17 million Euros to be paid over a six year ‘earn-out’ period.

About CPP:

CPP is a world-class British coachbuilding company with a workforce of 250 highly skilled automotive specialist designers, technicians and craftsmen. It has vast experience working with global luxury car brands, by adapting standard vehicles, or undertaking full production of ultra-low volume standalone models. Over the last 16 years, CPP founder and Managing Director, Brendan O’Toole, has grown the Coventry-based business continuously, and the partnership and support of Vladimir Antonov has seen this growth accelerate within the last two years. The Spyker acquisition is yet another milestone towards a world-class automotive specialist in Coventry, creating more jobs directly at CPP, and indirectly, through the wide range of automotive specialists based in the area.

CPP will structure Spyker’s assets into a new subsidiary company, to be based at CPP’s Coventry headquarters. CPP has produced chassis and body panels for Spyker since the brand’s re-introduction in 2000. In 2009, it signed an agreement with Spyker to undertake full vehicle production of the C8 Aileron and all future Spyker models at a new and dedicated facility in Coventry. Production of the C8 Aileron for customer deliveries is currently being ramped-up.
Vladimir Antonov, said: “Having created an enviable portfolio of premium, world-class automotive companies and brands over the past two years with CPP, we are convinced that Spyker will flourish within the CPP Group. We are delighted to be bringing more investment and job opportunities to Coventry, and we hope that this further cements its reputation as the heartland of the automotive industry in the UK.”

Brendan O’Toole, Managing Director of CPP Global Holdings Ltd, said: “This acquisition is very positive news for everyone connected to Spyker. We’re absolutely confident that independent ownership will enable us to rapidly progress an invigorated business plan, to which CPP is fully committed.

“The management of CPP is very excited about the acquisition of the Spyker sportscar business, and the brand is entering a period of major development,” continues O’Toole. “Production of the new Spyker flagship supercar, the C8 Aileron, is progressing well and we are ramping up production of customer cars at our new purpose-built facility in Coventry. We have well-developed plans to expand the product range further, and the future for the Spyker brand is incredibly exciting.”

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