Saab History’s Hopes Of Saab Automobile North America

Posted on 29. Apr, 2009 by in 2000-2009


Photo Credit: Saab History (proposed future site of Saab Automobile North America, Inc.)

The future is starting to be written with a new owner for Saab Automobile right around the corner. As it has been said numerous times, Saab Automobile will remain in North America, and I hope for a new “Saab Automobile North America, Inc.” as I am calling it, to be relocated from Detroit back to New England.

I have been doing some site scouting recently and have decided on a new headquarters location for Saab Automobile North America.

This location is in the Pease Airport/Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire right in the tax free sea coast region.

The office space has previously been used by Granite-Embedded and the New England Saab Association, so it’s only suitable for the new Saab Automobile North America, Inc.

Located at an Air Force Base / Industrial Park makes this “Born From Jets” location in the heart of New England on the beautiful sea coast alongside interstate (9-5), the perfect location for the new headquarters.

I also believe that the Saab USA Heritage Center’s press & photo archive as well as media archives should also be relocated here.

Furthermore, the Saab USA Heritage Collection cars should also be relocated and stored at the nearby aircraft hangar at 44 Durham Street also for lease at Pease, which would be appropriate and convenient for the press to drive near the runway, etc.

The site location is too good to pass up and the overhead should not be much for the newly re-established company in the United States.

Here are the details from the Pease Development Group website:

2 International Drive
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

First-class office building totaling 85,000 sq. feet. Premiere location at the gateway to Pease International Tradeport, directly off Route 95 Parking to accommodate 5 spaces per 1,000 sq. feet. Flexible floor plates accommodating tenant’s requirements, subdividable to 3,000 sq. feet. First-class finishes throughout the building. Close to retail shopping, restaurants, banking, day care, and hotels Airport terminal, commercial flights and bus services.

3,793 RSF available 1st floor available

For more information contact
Renee Riedel at Two International Group
(603) 436-8686.

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6 Responses to “Saab History’s Hopes Of Saab Automobile North America”

  1. todd

    29. Apr, 2009

    Forget New Hampshire.

    Come to PHILLY.

    The birthplace of America should be the site of the RE-birth of Saab.

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  2. Ryan

    01. May, 2009


    Thanks! Where in Philly, do you have any recommended or suggested locations? 🙂

    See, if Saab also has an office in Portsmouth, they could have some great film and photo opportunities in the white mountains and the great state of Maine also along the seacoast!


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  3. Tom Letourneau

    30. May, 2009

    Saab’s Re-Birth should be back where it got its foothold in America, to begin with! It is also where its headquarters HAVE ALWAYS been located…..and, that would be somewhere in New England! It is also where, historically, its biggest market is (was?) and where the love of the car is at its greatest! In addition, there are many former SAAB Employees still living in New England…and while many now have other jobs with other companies, I am sure that there are many (myself included) that would jump at the chance of being a part of its re-birth and helping SAAb get back to being what it once was before GM got into the picture and screwed everything up…including screwing many of these long time dedicated and knowledgeable SAAB EMPLOYEES!

    All of this said, New Hampshire, a State and a part of the territory I once covered for SAAB is, in my opinion, all things (benefits/costs) considered (and especially the Pease Complex) the absolute best location for it to be!

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  4. todd agostini

    30. May, 2009

    Philly !!!

    Philly !!!

    Philly !!!

    Rocky made a comeback here and so can Saab !!!!

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  5. Ryan

    31. May, 2009

    Good points Tom & Todd! 🙂


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