Saab Cars North America To Relocate To Royal Oak, MI

Posted on 16. Mar, 2010 by in 2010-2019, Royal Oak, Michigan

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Saab History has just learned that there will be details about Saab Cars North America’s relocation from the GM Rennaissance Center to the new facility at 4327 Delemere Court Royal Oak, Michigan tomorrow.

At approximately 1:30pm, the Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm will announce Saab Cars North America’s move to Royal Oak at a press conference. I am sure at around the same time an official press release will also be issued by SCNA, describing this move.

It was back in October of last year where we first learned about this particular location and over the course of the fall, Saab Cars North America (SCNA) received numerous tax benefits for their new headquarters to relocate here.

Since Saab’s start in the United States back in 1956 , they held headquarters in New York City, New Haven & Orange, Connecticut, Norcross, Georgia and most recently, the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. This move marks a new beginning for the Saab Cars North America team as they continue the process of separating themselves from GM, their former parent.

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I highly encourage the folks at Saab Cars North America to host an open house, showing their new facility. This would symbolize full transparency, their open door policy and trust and relationship building with not only the press, but their their existing customers and all of the customers they plan on welcoming back.

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8 Responses to “Saab Cars North America To Relocate To Royal Oak, MI”

  1. Jeff

    16. Mar, 2010

    This makes a ton of sense. First, you have existing employees who don’t have to uproot their families. Second, you maintain the ability to host visiting executives for negotiations/meetings with most American suppliers and the biggest shareholder, GM. Third, you have continuity for the exec team and easy airport access for international travel direct to Goteborg from Detroit, unlike Orange or New Haven CT where it can take up to 2 hours just to get to JFK. I think it’s silly for us to demand Saab move back east because of some symbolic tie to the past, or worse for our own personal reasons so it’s closer to where we live. Royal Oak is a good fit, good for Saab. Good luck there!

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  2. Dave

    16. Mar, 2010

    Ryan thank you for the continued support and coverage of all the changes with SAAB and SCNA . Business is made of meany parts and all of these things will add up to sucsess for the Brand we love =) Thanks , it’s my first read of the day , everyday .

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  3. Ryan

    16. Mar, 2010

    Jeff & Dave,

    Thank you. I still have not found a link to any web cast video link of this press conference at the Governor’s press auditorium yet.

    I hope we can watch it live somewhere.

    R

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  4. karen

    17. Mar, 2010

    nice architecture. location good if they intend to jumpstart Canada!
    only 45 parking spaces for the 60 employees? Detroit News is reporting the 60 employees and quoting Colleran to support $500 million in sales. I am fuzzy, but 60 people sounds like a lot to start with. must be that Cadillac hangover 🙂

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  5. Ryan

    17. Mar, 2010

    I just want to know more about these “2000” jobs they state they are going to create in a few years.

    http://www.saabhistory.com/2010/03/16/saab-cars-north-america-announces-new-headquarters/

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  6. Randy Cook

    29. Mar, 2010

    Does anyone know if the SAAB Heritage cars will move from the GM Heritage Center to the Royal Oak facility.

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  7. Anne Najbaroski

    09. Apr, 2010

    Randy,

    Please contact me regarding your 1964 Quantum Formula S race car. Sold in 1988

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  8. Anne Najbaroski

    09. Apr, 2010

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