Saab Sets All-Time Manufacturing Record

Saab Sets All-Time Manufacturing Record

Saab 9-5

In 2003 Swedish premium car manufacturer Saab Automobile AB produced more cars than ever before. Saab’s total manufacturing output last year across three production locations came to 130,034 cars, an all-time record in Saab’s fifty-seven year history as a car producer.

Saab’s Trollhättan plant in Sweden produced 114,120 cars; split by 70,926 9-3 Sport Saloons and 43,194 Saab 9-5s.

"We met an increasing demand from many markets as they reached higher sales volumes," says Lars Danielson, Vice President Manufacturing at Saab Automobile. "A new production record like this is a positive development and brings a feeling of self confidence to the whole Company."

Saab Automobile also began producing new 9-3 Convertibles at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria, where almost 10,000 were manufactured last year. More than 6,000 examples of the previous 9-3 Convertible were also produced in Uusikaupinki, Finland.

"We are confident that we will achieve even higher sales volumes for 2004, so we can foresee a new record being set this year too," adds Lars Danielson.

Published 30 January 2004 Melanie Carter

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