Saft has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Advantage category by The Boeing Company. Saft was one of 13 companies honored on May 8 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.
This year’s recipients represent an elite group among more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers in 57 countries around the world. The selection was based on performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
The Advantage Award is given to a supplier who provides a competitive advantage by exceeding cost performance goals and objectives for the product or services provided. Saft supplies batteries to Boeing and Boeing Global Services, through Aviall, a key distributor for Saft’s aftermarket customers.
In 2018, Saft was awarded the contract to fit all of Boeing’s new 777 and 777X aircraft with onboard rechargeable nickel-based battery systems. Saft says their batteries provide safe and reliable power to start the Auxiliary Power Unit as well as emergency backup for critical systems. The batteries are manufactured in Valdosta, Georgia, in the United States, and in Bordeaux, France.
“Saft is honored to be recognized by Boeing for the Supplier of the Year Award,” said Chuck Schofield, general manager, Aviation for Saft. “We are sincerely appreciative of the long-standing relationship between Saft and Boeing and are looking forward to discovering new ways to innovate together.”