Saab Sets All-Time Manufacturing Record

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 : 30/01/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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