Malmo 1989

Another one of those great uploads from

This one’s a little 7 minute documentary showing the operations of the Malmo plant back in 1989. If you’ve got an ’89 or ’90 model 900, there’s a slight chance that your car is being put together in this video. Ok, it’s a very small chance, but it’s a chance nonetheless. And if you were working there back in 1989, then you get to check out your bad hair!!

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  1. Wow, now i can pin my electrical gremlins on that blonde guy at the start i know were u work now mate watch out 😉

    nice vid


  2. From

    After three years of planning and conversion work, one of Europe’s most modern automobile assembly plants was ready for use. This state-of-the-art factory in Malmö represented an entirely new type of production system for the assembly of cars. The plant was divided into eight production workshops, with each workshop divided up for the various stages of production. Parallel and straight assembly of stationary bodyworks was carried out in the workshops. It was possible to manufacture all models of Saab 900 and Saab 9000 here. Huge amounts of energy and trouble went into creating a sound and attractive work environment. A glass-roof stretches along the entire length of the building to give unlimited amounts of daylight in the working areas. A canteen at the top of the building offers fantastic views across the Sound.

    The return of what once began in Malmö in 1900 with Maskinfabriksaktiebolaget Scania was to be a short-lived return. Declining profitability within Saab-Scania AB resulted in a merger with General Motors in 1989, and the formation of Saab Automobile AB in 1990. The merger brought with it a reorganisation of the company with a reduction in the number of employees, but also its closure as a consequence. Despite enormous investments in reconstruction and new technology, Malmö was once again dealt a hard blow with the closure of the Saab factory. The grounds and buildings were bought by Malmö City in 1996.

    A few years after its closure, the Saab factory became the centre of Malmö’s new trade fair area, which moved from the Stadion area to Västra Hamnen. The city also decided to invest in the construction of the new Scania Convention Center. Today, the former Saab factory is once more the object of extensive conversion work as it now undergoes the process of transformation to turn it into premises for offices, exhibitions, commerce and education.

  3. If I could only have access to those parts bins for an hour! No, no, just half an hour! I’d have a 1988 Saab that would live forever — Bwahahahahaha!!

    (Since mine was made in Nystad, I’ve got nobody in this video to blame. Well, except that guy with the striped shirt and knee-length pants. Nice!)

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