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Saft Groupe S.A. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells non rechargeable and rechargeable batteries for industrial and defense applications. The company’s Specialty Battery Group segment manufactures primary and rechargeable batteries for applications, including water, gas and electricity utility meters, automated meter readers and road tolling systems, computer memory back-up systems, satellites, radios and other portable systems for military use, missiles, and torpedoes. Its Industrial Battery Group segment manufactures rechargeable batteries used for standby power supplies for industrial applications, telecommunications networks, vehicles, and the aviation and rail industries, as well as the storage of renewable energies. The company offers its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and final end users. Saft Groupe S.A. has operations in Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Bagnolet, France.

3,856 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/17/14
Founded in 1918

saft groupe sa (SAFT) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Execu...
Total Annual Compensation: €688.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: €311.1K
Member of the Management Board, General Manag...
Total Annual Compensation: €298.2K
Member of the Management Board, Managing Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: €296.9K
Corporate Communications Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: €167.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

saft groupe sa (SAFT) Key Developments

Saft Wins Contract from KIUC for Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System

Saft has received a contract from Kauai Island Utility Co-operative to provide a Li-ion battery energy storage system, or BESS, consisting of eight Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft's BESS will be deployed for use as part of a new 12 MW solar energy park under construction in Anahola. The cooperative is working to reinvent how Kauai is powered and aggressively pursuing diversification of its energy portfolio to include a growing percentage of hydropower, photovoltaic, biofuel and biomass. KIUC is building the new $50 million solar energy park in partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the Homestead Community Development Corp.Saft's BESS will be used to provide stability and mitigate issues caused by intermittent fluctuations that can occur with renewable power sources. As part of the agreement, Saft will provide 6MW/4.63MWh BESS consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers and two containers housing an ABB 6MW PCS to stabilize the electrical grid.

Saft Announces Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Sales Guidance for the Second Half Year of 2014 and Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Saft announced consolidated unaudited earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales amounted to 175.8 million, up 18.9% at constant exchange rates after sales growth of 17.9% during the first quarter. For the six months, the company reported revenues of EUR 330.1 million against EUR 284.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was EUR 31 million against EUR 26.2 million a year ago. Profit before income tax from continuing operations was EUR 28.6 million against EUR 20.7 million a year ago. Net profit from continuing operations was EUR 21.8 million against EUR 16.3 million a year ago. Net profit for the period was EUR 21.8 million against EUR 11.1 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to owners of the parent company was EUR 21.7 million against EUR 11.1 million a year ago. This result includes Saft's share in increased net profit of the ASB joint-venture at EUR 0.4 million. Earnings per diluted share were EUR 0.83 against EUR 0.44 a year ago. Earnings per diluted share of continued operations were EUR 0.83 against EUR 0.65 a year ago. EBITDA totaled EUR 50.7 million during first half year, an increase of 26.8% compared with first half year 2013. EBIT was EUR 31.5 million against EUR 20.6 million a year ago. Net cash generated by operating activities was EUR 27.8 million against EUR 24.9 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was EUR 14.3 million against EUR 22.3 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was EUR 3.1 million against EUR 3.6 million a year ago. The company announced that will continue to deliver growing sales in second half year of 2014, although the comparable will be more challenging from third quarter, annual sales and profitability guidance confirmed for the year 2014.

Saft Receives Contract from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Saft has been awarded two exclusive multi-year, multi-million-dollar supply contracts by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Under the agreement, Saft will deliver Ultra Low Maintenance (ULM(R)) technology batteries to Gulfstream Aerospace for two business jets, the Gulfstream G650(R) and Gulfstream G550(R). Deliveries for the contract, signed in late 2013, began in January. Saft will continue to supply its 5317CH-1, 21-cell CVH530KA ULM(R) battery. The 5317CH-1 battery has proven successful since the aircraft's certification in 1997. Since the technology was introduced in the Gulfstream GV(R), most new commercial and military aircraft have been developed and certified powered by Saft's ULM(R) batteries. Saft's 5317CH-1 ULM(R) technology battery reduces operating costs by significantly increasing the time between maintenance. The ULM(R) battery, backed by robust and reliable technology, will provide start APU, emergency power, power avionics, backup power for flight controls and has the ability to fill in electrical system loads as needed. The battery provides 25.2 V of power and has a capacity of 53Ah. The Saft 5317CH-1 batteries are also used in the Gulfstream GV-SP(R) and G500(R).


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