Saft Joins Exclusive Group of 100-Year-Old Technology Companies

July 16, 2018
Saft in 2018 joined an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more.

Saft in 2018 joined an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more.

Founded in 1918, Saft made its name providing highly specialized batteries for uses from transportation to energy storage and from space exploration to the Internet of Things. More than 3,000 customers worldwide rely on Saft batteries for their long life and ability to function in the most extreme conditions.

"Saft has been a world leader in battery technology since its inception," said Ghislain Lescuyer, chief executive officer of Saft. "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.”

Always at the forefront of innovation, in 2018 Saft co-founded the European Battery Alliance, spearheading research into the battery technologies of the future. Saft's leading role in the Alliance will help to develop next-generation solid-state batteries that will be safer and more energy efficient than their predecessors. These batteries will be vital in meeting demand for electric vehicles and the energy storage solutions that will drive the expansion of solar and wind renewable energy.

"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,” said Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total.

Today, Saft employs 4,300 people in 18 countries. The company has research centers in France and the US, where it has a particularly strong footprint, and 14 manufacturing sites and 30 sales subsidiaries across the world.