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Saft wins $10 million maximum contract to support U.S. Defense Logistics Agency


Agreement ensures steady and reliable supply of
batteries to the United States military

 


Paris, January 14th, 2016

– Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-year contract, with a maximum value of $10 million, by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps with BA 5372 primary lithium-manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) batteries. This contract ensures the ongoing delivery of reliable and robust batteries to provide critical power to a host of portable military equipment including for example radios.

Backed by an industry-leading long battery life, high energy density and low self-discharge rates, Saft’s primary lithium batteries have been providing the U.S. military and militaries around the world with reliable power for more than two decades.

“Saft is very happy to further its longstanding relationship with this major military customer,” declared Igal Carmi, vice president of Saft’s Civil Electronics Division. “Ensuring the U.S. Army has the tools it needs to operate safely on the battlefield is critical, and we look forward to delivering the DLA with primary lithium military batteries that are designed to withstand the demanding mechanical and electrical conditions encountered in combat and during training exercises.”

With this new contract, Saft remains a leading supplier of primary lithium batteries to the United States military. The contract will be fulfilled from Saft’s Valdese, NC facility – the leading supplier of these types of military batteries through Middle East conflicts.

 

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 defence batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication network markets. More than 4,000 employees in 18 countries, 14 manufacturing sites and an extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group’s growth for the future.

Saft batteries. Designed for industry. www.saftbatteries.com

 

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Press contacts:

Saft
Karen Hollington, Corporate Communication Manager
Tel.: +33 1 49 93 17 68, e-mail: karen.hollington@saftbatteries.com

Nicole Haslip, Communication Manager US for Civil Electronics
Tél. : +410-568-6452, e-mail : nicole.haslip@saftbatteries.com

French | West | Vaughan
Melissa Timney, Tel.: +1-919-277-1165, e-mail: mtimney@fwv-us.com

Six Degrees
Andrew Bartlett, Tel.: +44 118 900 0860, e-mail: andrew.bartlett@sixdegreespr.com

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