TURIN — Saab Automobile is moving its main design studio 80 km (50 miles) south from its headquarters in Trollhattan, Sweden, to Gothenburg. The new facility opens in spring 2002 and is part of a concerted effort by Saab’s new design boss, Michael Mauer, to make Saab more attractive to potential employees. After a decade when maintaining the status quo was considered sufficient and sales stagnated at just 100,000-120,000 annually, Saab is on the move, pushing to double volumes to 250,000 ...

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