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Annual Turnover: €15.3 billion (2021)                           Export Turnover: 80%

Number of Employees: 76,800                                          Capital stocks: €85.5 million


2, bd du Général Martial-Valin , 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France

Year of establishment: 1896


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world. Safran has a global presence with 76,800 employees. With sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021, Safran holds, alone or in partnership, a world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain this edge.

Geographies served & Export Reference: Safran has a worldwide footprint with a strong presence in SouthEast Asia and strategic focus on Thailand and Indonesia.

Main Export Strategies: Safran is open to direct export, technology partnerships, research, distributors or business partners.

Affiliates and Subsidiaries: ArianeGroup, Safran Aero Boosters, Safran Data Systems, Safran Electronics & Defense, Safran Spacecraft Propulsion and Safran Reosc. Safran recently acquired Sirlinks specialised in radiocommunications and radionavigation as well as Orolia a leader in positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies.

Activities in Thailand: A major employer in the local aerospace sector, Safran has an incountry presence through its subsidiaries Safran Cabin and Safran Helicopter Engines. Safran has two industrial sites in Thailand, employing a total of over 900 people and specializing in aircraft cabin equipment. Among others, Safran supports the Thai space agency, the satellite operator Thaicom or the Thai Armed Forces.

Activities in Indonesia: A major partner of the Indonesian aerospace sector, Safran has an in-country presence through its subsidiary Safran Helicopter Engines. Safran supports the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), all the Indonesian Armed Forces, the Indonesian national manufacturers or the major commercial airlines.

What is your experience in the space sectors?

For more than 50 years now, Safran has developed and coordinated a wide range of enabling technologies. Among other products, Safran provides rocket propulsion systems, satellite electric propulsion, communication and radio navigation systems, atomic clocks, space surveillance or ground communication solutions.

What are the competitive advantages of your solutions for the space sector?

​In an increasingly unpredictable world, our mission remains to invent, manufacture and provide in-service support for high-tech solutions, to make a lasting contribution to a safer world and support the national sovereignty efforts of Indonesia and Thailand. Safran holds a leadership positions in its core markets and undertakes research & development programs to maintain its leading edge, with an investment in 2021 of €1.43 billion.

Main projects using your solutions (space or other industry):

​Safran is involved as a tier one supplier in several programs such as the propulsion systems for the Ariane launch vehicles or the stationary plasma thruster for the Syracuse 4A geostationary communications satellites built by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space for the French Ministry of Defence. Safran also supplied the space optics mirrors for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) by the European Southern Observatory or for the Apollon giant laser built for the French National Scientific Research Center. Wordlwide, Safran sold more than 250 ground stations and 7,000 Cortex Series command and control modems. Safran is also a proud partner of BRIN (formerly LAPAN) for ground stations.

Collaboration with universities or clusters to develop new technologies/concepts?

Safran is involved in education and in-service training programs for engineers around the world with leading programs in Europe and China. Safran is open to the development of partnerships in Thailand and Indonesia.

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