Date: 24 Aug 1999 22:02:06 -0500
From: tnopsamkson.edu (Taufan Tjioe)
Subject: Re: Saab Scania logo (a tour de force)


From what I can recollect, speculate, and piece together......... Back in the early days the Griffith Symbol, along with the interlocked SAAB / SCANIA rings represented "the collective genius" that once was really Saab-Scania AB. This same symbol was placed on airplanes, trucks, cars, and even military training equipment, because it did represent the same company. Although it did make the end users (particularly the car buying public) At this time Saab-Scania was making cars, airplanes, trucks, buses, military training and simulation equipment, traffic control systems, radar tank level metering systems, defense missiles, missile launch controls, etc. In the early 1990s however, an effort was made to divest Saab's car division in to a seperate company, this formed Saab Automobile AB which was seperated from the original SAAB AB (which is when GM entered in to a 50/50 joint deal with Sweden's Investor AB). SAAB AB and Scania remained together up until recently, when another divesture was announced in the flotation of Scania shares on the Stockholm stock exchange. So SAAB AB, Saab Automobile AB, and Scania AB are now all seperate companies. This is also why the original Saab-Scania logo changed for SAAB AB, and now bears the marque: SAAB / AEROSPACE on the interlocking rings. Saab-Scania in practice no longer really exists, but probably for heritage sake, the original logo remains on Saab cars today. I wouldn't be surprised if that logo changed (much to the dismany of Saab Car lovers) to something like SAAB / AUTOMOBILE on the interlocking rings in the near future. Personally I think it would be a really big HOOT on cars like the 9-3 Viggen and 9-5 Aero, if Saab would place the SAAB / AEROSPACE logo on the interlocking rings for these models.....I think I'd even pay EXTRA for that too! :) Very recently, Volvo AB, which was recently acquired by Ford Motor Company, began purchasing large quantities of Scania shares. It is quite conceivable that Scania will become part of Volvo in the immediate future. You might want to visit: www.investor.se - for the latest information on the company that holds (currently) the other half of Saab Automobile AB, parts of SAAB AB, and Scania AB. -Taufan On Fri, 20 Aug 1999 19:55:03 +0200, In 't Veld <cjveldnopsamr.nl.net> wrote: >I 've got a question, but I doubt if there is anyone to know the answer: > >Why is Saab still using 'Scania' in their logo? Now GM is 100% owner of >Saab Automobiles, so they've got nothing to do with Scania Trucks or >Saab Aerospace (which both changed their logos) > >Geert in 't Veld > >Geerts Saab Site >http://www.theoffice.net/saab

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