Saft is a global battery company like no other.
Saft’s intellectual capital, drawn from 49 countries, includes some of the industry’s most formidable talent. From research to manufacturing and sales, Saft sets the pace for global battery manufacturers.
Saft is the preferred battery supplier for some of the world’s most demanding sectors, where its long-life batteries, systems, and solutions make a significant difference each day.
Saft invests heavily in the three chemistries that dominate today’s battery market – nickel, primary lithium, and rechargeable lithium (lithium-ion).
Saft’s nickel-based batteries work in extreme temperatures and last longer than the competition’s, making them the preferred choice for backup power in industry and on board trains, as well as engine starting for aircraft. Saft’s nickel battery solutions provide reliable, proven and high-performance backup power that gives control over maintenance budgets. One example is aviation, where Saft takes great pride in being the battery supplier that provides lightweight nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) aircraft batteries for some 80 percent of all large commercial aircraft.
Saft’s primary lithium battery range provides both high-energy and high-power solutions. These batteries can last more than 20 years and are ideal for use in applications where replacement is difficult and expensive, such as gas, water, electric meters and Internet of Things devices such as environmental sensors.
Saft also makes the most powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells and batteries, able to operate in unregulated outdoor conditions at extreme temperatures, hot or cold. They can function equally well as a battery for renewables, a marine battery, a satellite battery, a racing battery and much more.
High-energy Li-ion batteries also play a growing role in renewable energy applications that need discharge times of more than two hours. Housed in an energy storage system (ESS), these utility-scale batteries enhance grid flexibility, reduce infrastructure investment, and optimize power flows.
Looking ahead, Saft is a battery company that recognizes the demand for a step change in battery performance. To achieve this, Saft is busy developing the first generation of industrial solid-state batteries. These batteries will provide a combination of low cost, high energy density/low weight and long life that will take electric vehicle and energy storage applications to the next level.
Reducing impact on the environment and efficient use of resources are fundamental to Saft as a battery company. Saft is investing in a sustainable future through eco-design, raw material recycling, life-cycle assessments, and emission reduction.
Sustainability is also an important consideration at the end of a battery’s life. As part of Saft’s circular economy approach, it boasts a global network of Bring Back points where customers can send their spent nickel batteries. From there Saft ships them to its facility in Sweden or other fully certified recycling centers. More than 75 percent of materials from these batteries are reused by industry.
Saft serves a huge range of market sectors from renewables to mobility, from aerospace to rail, and from data centers to IoT, offering battery solutions for many different types of applications.
For a full list of markets, see below.