Saab sentimentality - the trolls make room for something new

In Trollhättan, after years of stagnation, things are changing with surprising dynamics. That's good, without question. Time doesn't stand still. The city, which has already been a master of reinvention from a historical perspective, is shedding its skin. Once again.

From the historic heavy industry far down the canal, the path once led to the production of steam locomotives and turbines, then to aircraft and their engines. The locomotives changed over the years, became diesel powered, airplanes gave way to cars and only the aircraft engines remained with a surprising consistency.

The current molting process has not yet been completed, what will happen at the end remains an open question. However, the process breaks open a time capsule that survived the end of Saab and that seemed so strangely untouched by all the events of the last year. We're talking about the former research and development center, which was once ultra-modern and until some time ago still had the air of the olden days.

When Saab brought the 9000 onto the market and the 900 matured and was constantly further developed. Today I'm taking time for Saab sentimentality, a look back and a tour of the development center, with a little tear in my eye.

But don't worry. At the end of the story I serve the antidote.

Saab Research and Development Center - entrance area
Saab Research and Development Center - entrance area

Yes, I want to


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