This video represents the basics of what I would have liked to do with Inside Saab. My mission, as I saw it, was to bring people inside the car company to see what it was like to develop and then build automobiles. We had a good start, but it wasn’t to be.
I did various Saab factory articles over the years but I never got the OK to produce something like this – a start-to-finish car factory tour. There are a few bits missing here and there – e.g. you don’t see the powertrain at all until the ‘marriage point’. This is a still a very informative video, however.
It starts in the press room, stamping parts and panels. It progresses through body-in-white to the paint shop and then on to final assembly. The full video is 15 minutes long – that’s a long time without any commentary – but it’s a great insight into the workings of a modern car factory and just how automated it is nowadays.
My favourite robots are the shrouded paint shop robots. Fun.
Enjoy the presentation, and special thanks to my Mother-in-law for sending it along via email (first time I’ve had a mother-in-law supplied article – outstanding!)