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FIVE SAAB SUPPLIERS AWARDED QUALITY PRIZE; AWARD CRITERIA IN ACCORDANCE WITH GM-EUROPE QUALITY STANDARDS

 FIVE SAAB SUPPLIERS AWARDED QUALITY PRIZE;
 AWARD CRITERIA IN ACCORDANCE WITH GM-EUROPE QUALITY STANDARDS
 TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Five suppliers who provide components to Saab Automobile AB, manufacturer of the Swedish- built Saab 9000 and 900, have been recognized by Saab as quality "Suppliers of the Year" and will receive presitigious Quality, Service, and Price (QSP) Prizes.
 "The outstanding performance of these five component suppliers, all Scandinavian, demonstrates Saab's Swedish quality tradition and European assembly integrity," according to Bo Andersson, director, purchasing, Saab Automobile AB. He further noted, "These awards also show that Saab suppliers measure up to the best in the business."
 Three Swedish suppliers who will be awarded the QSP Prize include AB Mekanoverken, Forsheda, Sweden, an advanced metalworking concern, Autoliv Sverige AB, Vargarda, Sweden, an automotive safety innovator and supplier of quality seat belt and air bag system components, and ABB Flakt Industri AB, Vaxjo, Sweden, the supplier of Saab's state-of-the- art paint and car body surface treatment facility at the Swedish automaker's Trollhattan assembly plant. In addition, Dynoplast A/S, Kongsvinger, Norway, will receive a QSP Prize for its superior blow- molded fuel tanks, and A/S Roulunds Fabriker, Odense, Denmark, will be recognized for its high-quality brake pads and transmission components.
 Since the QSP Prize is in accordance with General Motors (GM) - Europe quality criteria, the five recipients of the Saab "Supplier of the Year" award can now also serve as suppliers to GM.
 Saab automobiles are imported and distributed in the United States by Saab Cars USA, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and are sold by 317 Saab dealers coast to coast.
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 /CONTACT: Steven Rossi of Saab Cars USA, 404-279-6361/ CO: Saab Cars USA, Inc. ST: Georgia IN: AUT SU:


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