Category:Aerospace companies of Sweden
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1. Saab Group – Saab Group is a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937. From 1947 to 1990 it was the parent company of automobile manufacturer Saab Automobile, between 1968 and 1995 the company was in a merger with commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania-Vabis, known as Saab-Scania. The two were de-merged in 1995 by the new owners, Investor AB, despite the demerger, both Saab and Scania share the right to use the griffin logo, which originates from the coat of arms of the Swedish region of Scania. Svenska Aeroplan AB was founded in 1937 in Trollhättan, with the merger of Svenska Aero AB, the style Saab replaced SAAB around 1950. Originally manufacturing aircraft, the company sought ways in which to diversify its business, in the late 1940s the company began manufacturing cars at its Saab Automobile division, based in Trollhättan. The first car was the Saab 92, full-scale production started December 12,1949, in the late 1950s Saab ventured into the computer market with Datasaab. The company was a partly of the need to make a computer that would be small enough to mount in an aeroplane as navigational equipment. During the 1960s several computers were developed and sold to European countries, the aircraft computer was used in 1971 in the Viggen. The company was sold in 1975 to Sperry UNIVAC, while Saab retained its flight computer development, in May 1965, the company name was changed to Saab AB to reflect its broad range of activities. In 1968 Saab AB merged with the Swedish lorry, bus and heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturer Scania-Vabis, in 1990 General Motors bought 51 percent of the car division Saab Automobile, and acquired the rest a decade later. In 1991 Investor AB completed a buyout of Saab-Scania AB. Investor AB acquired all the shares in Saab-Scania for approximately SEK21 billion. Saab-Scania became a wholly owned subsidiary of Investor AB and the company was de-listed, in 1995 Saab-Scania was divided by Investor AB into two independent companies, de-merging into Scania AB and Saab AB. The intention by Investor AB was to broaden ownership in the two companies later, following the sale of 50% of the car division Saab Automobile AB to General Motors, the main reason behind the merger with lorry manufacturer Scania-Vabis in 1968 had disappeared. Saab Military Aircraft and British Aerospace formed in 1995 the joint venture company Saab-BAe Gripen AB, to manufacture, market and this co-operation was extended in 2001 with the formation of Gripen International for the same purpose. From 1998 until 2005 the largest shareholder in Saab was the British aerospace company BAE Systems, following its acquisition of a 35% stake from Investor AB by its predecessor, in January 2005, BAE Systems reduced its shareholding to 20%. Investor AB maintained a 20% share,16 November 1999, Saab announced its intention is to purchase Celsius AB and the acquisition was concluded by early March 2000. In December 2005 Saab joined the Dassault nEUROn project as a major partner, in October 2008 the company announced its intention to merge its operations with that of Simrad Optronics
2. Volvo – The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, the companies still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in running the Volvo Museum. Volvo means I roll in Latin, conjugated from volvere, in reference to ball bearings, the brand name Volvo was originally registered as a trademark in May 1911 with the intention to be used for a new series of SKF ball bearings. This idea was used for a short period and SKF decided to simply use SKF as the trademark for all its bearing products. In 1924, Assar Gabrielsson, an SKF sales manager, and a KTH Royal Institute of Technology educated engineer Gustav Larson and their vision was to build cars that could withstand the rigors of the countrys rough roads and cold temperatures. AB Volvo began activities on 10 August 1926, after one year of preparations involving the production of ten prototypes the firm was ready to commence the car-manufacturing business within the SKF group. AB Volvo was introduced at the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1935, Volvo was delisted from NASDAQ in June 2007, but remains listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The Volvo Group has its origin in 1927, when the first Volvo car rolled off the line at the factory in Gothenburg. Only 280 cars were built that year, the first truck, the Series 1, debuted in January 1928, as an immediate success and attracted attention outside the country. In 1930, Volvo sold 639 cars, and the export of trucks to Europe started soon after, pentaverken, who had manufactured engines for Volvo, was acquired in 1935, providing a secure supply of engines and entry into the marine engine market. The first bus, named B1, was launched in 1934, in 1963, Volvo opened the Volvo Halifax Assembly plant, the first assembly plant in the companys history outside of Sweden in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1991, Volvo Group participated in joint venture with Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, the operation, branded NedCar, began producing the first generation Mitsubishi Carisma alongside the Volvo S40/V40 in 1996. In 1999, the European Union blocked a merger with Scania AB, in January of that same year, Volvo Group sold its car division Volvo Car Corporation to Ford Motor Company for $6.45 billion. The division was placed within Fords Premier Automotive Group alongside Jaguar, Land Rover, the Volvo T5 petrol engine was used in the Ford Focus ST and RS performance models, and Volvos satellite navigation system was used on certain Aston Martin Vanquish, DB9 and V8 Vantage models. In November 1999, Volvo Group purchased a 5% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, Ford sold the Volvo Car Corporation in 2010 to Geely Automobile of China for $1.8 billion. The move followed Fords 2007 sale of Aston Martin, and 2008 sale of Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Group sold its stake in Mitsubishi Motors back to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2001. Renault Véhicules Industriels was sold to Volvo during January 2001, Renault became AB Volvos biggest shareholder with a 19. 9% stake as part of the deal. Renault increased its shareholding to 21. 7% by 2010, AB Volvo acquired 13% of the shares in the Japanese truck manufacturer UD Trucks from Nissan Motor Co Ltd during 2006, becoming a major shareholder
3. Bromma Air Maintenance – Bromma Air Maintenance AB, is a Swedish company specialized in maintenance on fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft. Certified in accordance with EASA part-145, BAM headquarters is at Stockholm-Bromma Airport in Stockholm, Sweden. BAM has subsidiaries on the Airport of Norrköping, Malmslätt Airport in Linköping, BAM was founded in 1979 by Ingemar Björk by the acquisition of Flygfirma I. Ehrenström, who had the Swedish agency for Gulfstream, Aero Commander, the company had 5 employees in those days and among the most common planes to be maintained were Cessna Citations and Learjets. 1980, BAM became appointed service center for Raytheon Beechcraft,1997 BAM opened a maintenance hangar on the airport in Norrköping that performed line maintenance on the commercial airliner Air Express that operated from Nice in France. In the year of 2000,45 mechanics, technicians and administrative staff were employed by BAM, when the former owner announced that the company was for sale,24 of the employees joined forces and purchased BAM. The former Technical Director, Egert Lönn, was appointed as General Manager, BAM has its own fleet of two Beechcraft Super King Air. These are modified and equipped to perform calibration flights and ambulance assignments, one of the planes is rented out to support air ambulance transports in Scandinavia and the other plane execute measure and calibration flights on behalf of the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority. These flights are performed in such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Lithuania, Spain. During the years, BAM has included aircraft sales, aircraft sales, avionics shop, sheet metal workshop. The company today employs more than 80 people with an turnover of 215 million SEK. In the year of 2009, BAM was celebrating 30 years in the business with the slogan - ”BAM,30 years at your service – time flies”. BAM official webpage Cessna Citation Learjet Beechcraft
4. Swedish Space Corporation – Swedish Space Corporation is a comprehensive space company that has 40 years of experience in helping space organizations, companies and research organizations with access to space. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries ECAPS and NanoSpace, SSC is also engaged in the development of environmentally friendly propulsion systems and this was during a period when U. S. Space Shuttle flights along with associated planned experiments were still being disrupted by the aftermath of the Challenger disaster, at Esrange SSC operates one of the world’s busiest civilian satellite ground stations, communicating with both telecom and scientific satellites. SSC’s facility Stockholm Teleport provides satellite services, and the wholly owned German company LSE is specialised in satellite control. SSC runs a global ground station network, PrioraNet, in which its US subsidiary Universal Space Network plays a big part, SSC operates test systems at the Vidsel Test Range, on behalf of the Swedish Defence Material Administration. SSC also designs, develops and installs maritime surveillance systems which are used by coast guard authorities around the world, july 1,2011 SSC sold its satellite division to the German space company OHB which then formed a Swedish subsidiary named OHB-Sweden