How Was "Saab" Named?
Saab is an aviation and defense company based in Sweden and founded in 1937 in Linköping. Its name was an acronym for "Svenska Aeroplan AB," where "AB" stands for "aktiebolaget" ("limited company"), thus written as 'SAAB'. Since the changes in company ownership in the 1990s, the company name is now Saab AB.
Originally manufacturing airplanes, the company sought ways in which to diversify its business and in the late 1940s started to manufacture Saab Automobiles. The automobile division was based in the city of Trollhättan. The first car was the Saab 92001 on June 10, 1947. The company soon developed a reputation for reliable automobiles, with a notable competition history. The cars had a name for safety and crash-resistance.
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