Saab-Scania of America, Inc. – 60 Marsh Hill Rd, Orange, CT

Posted on 03. May, 2007 by in 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 2000-2009, 96, 99, Orange, Connecticut, United States

In 1972, SAAB Motors, Inc. relocated from 100 Waterfront Street in New Haven, Connecticut to their new corporate headquarters at 60 Marsh Hill Road in Orange, Connecticut, subsequently changing their name to Saab-Scania of America, Inc.

Saab-Scania of America, Inc. operated at this location for approximately 21 years (1972 – 1993) before they relocated to 4405-A International Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia to begin operation in 1994.

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Caption: SAAB-SCANIA of America, Inc. 25th Anniversary in the United States – 1981
(L to R) Ralph Millet, a Saab Dealer and Bob Sinclair

Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA

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Caption: SAAB-SCANIA of America, Inc. 25th Anniversary in the United States – 1981
(L to R) Bob Sinclair & Bertil Roos and his patented Slide Car.

Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA

Thanks to Saab Automobile USA for the digitizing of the photos from their photo archive as well as Bob Sinclair and Lennart Lonnegren for the information on the dates as well as the caption details.

Also, special thanks to Steven at Baker Properties in New York who has managed to provide us the birds-eye photo of this facility below.

Note: I am looking for anyone who has additional photographs of this building, specifically dead on shots that show the entire front facade of the building. Rumor has it that there was a time and I am unsure what year, but there was a SAAB Aircraft that sat on the front lawn of this facility as a reflection on the company’s long history of aircraft inspired design. If you have any photographs of the building at this time, that would be a great addition. It has also been mentioned that this entire facility including the jet were completely visible from both North & South routes of Interstate 95 as you can see in the photograph below.

Where: 60 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, Connecticut

When: 1972 – 1993

What: Occupied by Saab-Scania of America, Inc.

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Caption: SAAB-SCANIA of America, Inc. 60 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, Connecticut – 1985

Photo Credit: Garen Photography

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