Saab History

Women at Saab Plants

Saab 900

Could Car makers build better cars by eliminating the assembly line in favor of a team approach to automaking? The car-companies have been trial-and-erroring  answers to this question for more than a decades. The result is divided. Team concept can’t be applied to the whole car and support a production run of for example 10,000,000 automobiles a year.

But, can be applied in smaller productions,  as they were Saab or Volvo. In these teams was a significant number of women,and in some places they prevailed.

Saab plant in Trollhatten
Saab plant in Trollhatten

For exapmle, SAAB The Uusikaupunki plant has always had a high percentage of women working in production. Today, 30% of car builders in Valmet Automotive are women. Here the ladies are making a quality check on a Saab 900 in 1979. Just see if you can spot the man in the picture…

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Saab 900 Quality Check

Saab 99s on the assembly line

 Saab 99 rolled off the assembly line.
Saab 99 rolled off the assembly line.
Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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