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Saft Joins the Elite 100-Year-Old Technology Companies Club

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CEO Insights Team

CEO Insights Team

Saft, world famous French industrial battery manufacturer joins the Centurion Club of exclusive technology companies that have existed for a century or more. Founded in 1918, Saft offers its expertise in highly specialized batteries for transportation, energy storage, space exploration, Internet of Things (IoT). With over 3,000 customers worldwide, it provides batteries for their long life and ability to function in extreme conditions.

Ghislain Lescuyer, CEO, Saft, says, “Saft has been a world leader in battery technology since its inception. 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.”

Powering trains, trackside services, seaplanes, commercial airliners, robotic lander, and energy storage systems Saft has his part in almost everywhere in the world.
Saft co-founded the European Battery Alliance with an aim to develop next generation solid-state batteries that will be safer and more energy efficient. These batteries will be crucial in meeting demand for electric vehicles and for the expansion of solar and wind energy in energy storage solutions.

Patrick Pouyanne, CEO & Chairman, Total, says, “Two years after joining the Total Group, the Saft teams have proven their ability to design and produce new, efficient and economical battery solutions. These technologies, and the energy storage business, are at the heart of our ambition to grow low carbon energies. They contribute to the competitiveness of our electricity production and supply chain, to the extension of our solutions in renewable energies and clean mobility,"

They contribute to the competitiveness of our electricity production and supply chain, to the extension of our solutions in renewable energies and clean mobility,



Headquartered at Bagnolet, France, Saft specializes in advanced technology battery solutions for industry, from the design and development to the production, customization and service provision. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total and its innovative, safe and reliable technology delivers high performance on land, at sea, in the air and in space. Saft employs 4,300 people in 18 countries and has research centers in France and the US.