Trollhättan Assembly

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Trollhättan Assembly
Saab Automobile-Trollhattan.jpg
Partial view of the Trollhättan assembly
Built 1947 (1947)
Location Trollhättan, Trollhättan Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Coordinates 58°18′50″N 12°19′23″E / 58.314°N 12.323°E / 58.314; 12.323Coordinates: 58°18′50″N 12°19′23″E / 58.314°N 12.323°E / 58.314; 12.323
Industry Automotive
Employees 347[1]
Address Saabvägen 5, SE-461 38 Trollhättan

Trollhättan Assembly is an automobile factory in Trollhättan, Sweden. The factory opened in 1947 under the ownership of Saab AB, then passing to Saab Automobile. From 1989 to 2010, the factory was partially (1989–1999), then completely (2000–2010) owned by General Motors.[2] In 2010, Saab was sold to Spyker Cars. The plant ended production in 2011 and restarted in 2013, after the National Electric Vehicle Sweden purchase of Saab Automobile. The Trollhättan complex, including the assembly, is now the sole site of all Saab engineering and manufacturing activities.

It was founded on the site of Trollhättan airfield, by the aircraft manufacturer Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (Saab AB), an aircraft manufacturer since 1937 and based in Linköping, Sweden. The first automobile off the line was the Saab 92, a front-wheel drive, two-stroke, transverse-engined passenger vehicle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Warburton, Simon. "SWEDEN: NEVS sticks to autumn Saab 9-3 relaunch date". just-auto. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "GM Europe to Keep Sagging Saab Plant in Business". Ward's AutoWorld. Archived from the original on February 12, 2006. Retrieved January 23, 2006. 

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