Saft, the French industrial battery manufacturer, joins this year an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more. The company will host an anniversary reception this week at the National Business Aviation Administration convention in Orlando, Florida.
Founded in 1918, Saft made its name providing highly specialized batteries for uses from transportation to energy storage and from space exploration to the Internet of Things. More than 3,000 customers worldwide rely on Saft batteries for their long life and ability to function in the most extreme conditions.
"Saft has been a world leader in battery technology since its inception," said Ghislain Lescuyer, chief executive officer of Saft. "We are exceptionally proud of our history and enormously excited to ambitiously continue developing as part of the Total family. Our team includes world-leading engineers and researchers who are focused every day on innovative solutions to some of the world's most important challenges.”
Today, Saft employs 4,300 people in 18 countries. The company has research centers in France and the US, where it has a particularly strong footprint, and 14 manufacturing sites and 30 sales subsidiaries across the world.
We are excited to celebrate Saft’s 100-year anniversary at the National Business Aviation Administration convention. Saft plays a huge role in the aviation industry. Our batteries are on board two-thirds of all civil and military aircraft. It is fitting that we are celebrating here with many of our industry partners.Annie Sennet President and CEO of Saft America, Inc.
Saft has been operating in America for half of its 100-year history. In that time, it has gone from one site to five key locations across the US and now produces a range of battery chemistries for a variety of customers, including the military and energy companies. Saft serves a wide range of market sectors, including aerospace and defense, building and industry, medical, telecom, oil and gas, transportation and utilities.
Saft America has locations in Jacksonville, Florida; Valdosta, Georgia; Valdese, North Carolina; Cockeysville, Maryland; and North Haven, Connecticut, as well as salespeople located across the country.
Saft specializes in advanced technology battery solutions for industry, from the design and development to the production, customization and service provision. For 100 years, Saft’s longer-lasting batteries and systems have provided critical safety applications, back-up power and propulsion for our customers. Our innovative, safe and reliable technology delivers high performance on land, at sea, in the air and in space. Saft is powering industry and smarter cities, while providing critical back-up functionality in remote and harsh environments from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert. Saft is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total, a leading international oil and gas company and a major player in low-carbon energies.
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