Saab Group (originally Svenska Aeroplan AB, later SAAB and Saab AB) 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.
In 1968 Saab AB merged with the Swedish lorry, bus and heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturer Scania-Vabis, and became Saab-Scania AB.
In 1990 General Motors bought 51 percent of the car division Saab Automobile, and acquired the rest a decade later.
From 1998 until 2005 the largest shareholder in Saab was the British aerospace company BAE Systems.