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Saab Grintek Defence celebrates Exporter Award for 2nd year running

Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) is celebrating well-deserved recognition following the second annual South Africa Premier Business Awards, where it was announced as the winner of the Exporter Award for second year running.


The SA Premier Business Awards celebrates business excellence in South Africa and is organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with Proudly South Africa and Brand South Africa.

The Exporter Award aims to recognise all export industry sectors and encourages other South African companies to participate in international business development and markets. The Award further aims to recognise South African enterprises which invest in both human and technical resources in various projects or activities, produce quality products and services and remain domestically and internationally competitive.

Saab Grintek Defence was awarded the same award in 2013, the year the company celebrated a record year in terms of exports and subsequent revenue income for South Africa. The company has continued on its growth, celebrating various successes on the international and local front – making it a deserving winner of the distinguished Exporter Award.

Magnus Lewis-Olsson, CEO of Saab Grintek Defence, Molly Mogotsi of Export and Shipping, Evelyn Motsatsing of Business Support and Chris Skinner, Head of Marketing and Sales received the award.

Comments Magnus Lewis-Olsson, CEO of Saab Grintek Defence:

“We are very proud of this award as it shows the valuable contribution SGD continues to make toSouth Africa’s revenue. We continuously strive to market, sell and develop new products – this Award serves as renewed inspiration to continue on our successful path.”

Roughly 95 percent of systems manufactured at Saab’s headquarters in Centurion, South Africa are sold to export markets, making it a valuable source of income for South Africa. These include Electronic Warfare Self Protection Suites, Maritime ESM Systems, Civilian Aircraft Missile Protection Systems, Communications Management Systems, In-flight Data Recording Systems, Health and Usage Monitoring Systems. An impressive range of defence forces around the globe are using indigenous South African electronic warfare technology developed at Centurion.

For further information, please contact:

Saab Press Centre,
+46 734 180 018

Saab,South Africa
Anne Lewis-Olsson,
+27 (0)71 6810429,

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.


27 September 2019