Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high technology
batteries for industry, has been awarded five new contracts from Boeing
to build Li-ion batteries for four of Boeing’s current GEO communication
satellite programs. Including these orders, Boeing has awarded a total
of eleven contracts under its long-term agreement with Saft signed in
2009 to produce Li-ion GEO satellite batteries. These contracts, along
with associated support and management, represent more than $20M of
satellite batteries. The seven satellites worth of battery packs will be
delivered from mid-2014 to 2015.
Saft has established itself as a leader in providing advanced technology
Li-ion batteries to the GEO satellite market by continually improving
its products to meet the stringent demands of the space environment.
Saft’s strong partnership with Boeing has been a major contributor to
Saft’s significant growth in this market, which now includes 75 GEO
satellites in orbit using the company’s Li-ion technology.
The Boeing satellites in production will offer high-performance
communications coverage in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) for their intended
customers. Saft provides the heritage lithium-ion technology for these
various satellites offering lower mass and small volume to allow Boeing
more efficient power systems in the competitive GEO market.
“Our long-term agreement and relationship with Boeing has solidified
over the years and allows both Saft and Boeing the advantage not only of
being business partners, but also partners in technology, always
striving for the most competitive offering specific to each satellite.
These five contracts, and several others already in production,
represent a significant manufacturing base for our satellite battery
business,” said Annie Sennet, General Manager of Saft’s Space & Defense
Division. “Saft is dedicated to continuing this teamwork with Boeing and
looks forward to enhancing our position as the premier satellite battery
supplier in the US and worldwide industry. Maintaining our position as
number one takes dedication, expertise, and teamwork.”
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 3,800 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.
Jill Ledger, Corporate
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