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Saft receives the ‘Best Performer Award’ from Airbus

Paris, April 13th, 2016

 - Saft, the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industrial and aerospace applications, has received the ‘Best Performer Award’ from Airbus. The award, recognizing Saft’s ‘operational and industrial excellence on Airbus programs’, was presented during the recent SQIP (Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program) day held on April 5th, at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.
Saft has been an Airbus supplier since it was founded in 1970 and provides batteries for all Airbus aircraft in current production. Saft has been engaged for many years in the SQIP approach and this award recognizes the efforts undertaken by the operational teams within its production facility located at Bordeaux, France. The award is based on the analysis by Airbus of Saft’s commitment and performance in meeting demanding targets in terms of quality and deadlines.

This prestigious award is an acknowledgement of the work completed by our teams to respond effectively to Airbus requirements. It also highlights the close partnership developed, over many years, with Airbus with a customer-oriented approach, a process of continuous improvement and operational excellence. After the excellent results in 2015 that have been rewarded by this trophy, we aim to maintain the momentum for 2016 and beyond, taking into account the new challenges related to the increasing production of A350 XWB

Patrick Sanchez Quality Manager of Saft Bordeaux factory

About Saft

Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics’ markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defense batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication network markets. More than 4,100 employees in 19 countries, 14 manufacturing sites and an extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group’s growth for the future.

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