Posted by: saabnuts | February 23, 2011

Saab Independence Day 2011

Saab Independence Day 2011

Saab Independence Day 2011

Saab has announced that all 3,800 employees will down tools on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 and hold a massive party celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Saab as an independent auto manufacturer.

The festivities include an open house at the Saab Museum, a party with food and entertainment at the Trollhattan factory and much more.

Video of the event will be broadcast live to Saab dealers and recorded for later viewing.

This is a wonderful milestone for Saab and Saab enthusiasts worldwide.

Some of Saab’s achievements in its first year of independence include:

  • “Concentration of all design, development and vehicle production at Trollhättan
  • Reorganization of engineering and technical development processes
  • Introduction of a new global, Saab-controlled sales and distribution network
  • Creation of new business partnerships: e-AAM Driveline Systems, BMW engine supply, 9-3 ePower electric vehicle research program with several partners
  • Establishment of SES (Saab Engineering Services) as an entrepreneurial business division marketing Saab expertise
  • Launch of all-new Saab 9-5 Sedan and 9-4X, Saab’s first crossover vehicle
  • Introduction of 180 hp, turbo diesel 9-3 Sport Sedan with class-leading 119 g/km CO2 emissions”

To learn more about the details of Saab’s First Independence Day, visit the Saab Newsroom.

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