Paris, May 9, 2019 – Saft has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Advantage category by The Boeing Company. Saft was one of 13 companies honored on May 8 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.
This year’s recipients represent an elite group among more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers in 57 countries around the world. This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
The Advantage Award is given to a supplier who provides a competitive advantage by exceeding cost performance goals and objectives for the product or services provided. Saft supplies batteries to Boeing and Boeing Global Services, through Aviall, a key distributor for Saft’s aftermarket customers.
For more than 80 years, Saft, has been designing and manufacturing high-tech battery systems and products for some of the world's most demanding aviation customers. In 2018, Saft was awarded the contract to fit all of Boeing’s new 777 and 777X aircraft with onboard rechargeable nickel-based battery systems. Saft’s batteries provide safe and reliable power to start the Auxiliary Power Unit as well as emergency backup for critical systems. The batteries are manufactured in Valdosta, Georgia, in the United States, and in Bordeaux, France.
“Saft is honored to be recognized by Boeing for the Supplier of the Year Award,” said Chuck Schofield, General Manager, Aviation for Saft. “We are sincerely appreciative of the long-standing relationship between Saft and Boeing and are looking forward to discovering new ways to innovate together.”
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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