Case Study

SAAB Australia is a local success story for Adelaide’s northern suburbs

Defence and security technology company SAAB Australia is a local success story for Adelaide’s northern suburbs, employing more than 300 people at its purpose-built facility at Technology Park. SAAB Australia is also one of many northern businesses involved in the Northern Economic Leaders network.

The company invests in a number of scholarship and internship programs with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, and has a strong philosophy of connecting with the local community. SAAB contributes to local science and engineering education programs such as Subs in Schools with the Heights School and Salisbury’s Science Fair Sunday, both of which are aimed at inspiring the next generation.

SAAB Group globally designs and builds sophisticated and diverse technology, from fighter aircraft and submarines through to security systems for prisons and air traffic control towers.

Over the past 25 years the company has grown from what was essentially a technology transfer project to one of Australia’s top system integration houses, with a turnover of $164 million in 2014.