|[April 25, 2013]
Saft Welcomes French Ambassador to Its Jacksonville Florida Lithium-ion Battery Plant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Saft (News - Alert), the world's leading designer and manufacturer of advanced
technology batteries for industry, is pleased to welcome His Excellency
François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States on a visit
to its Jacksonville Florida facility. The ambassador is visiting
innovative French-based companies in the state.
The ambassador met senior officials from the company and toured the
plant with the Consul General Gael de Maisonneuve and honorary Consul
This high-volume, state-of-the-art production facility opened in
September 2011 is dedicated to building advanced lithium-ion cells and
batteries for energy storage for renewable energy, smart grid support,
broadband back-up power, transportation and defense.
Saft's 15th facility worldwide is also a unique example of
technical innovation, including the production of 1 MW of solar power
from the larges rooftop photovoltaic system in Florida and
fully-automated, totally flexible production lines capable of building
multi new-generation Li-ion technologies.
With an annual sales capacity of $300M, Saft Jacksonville is meeting
growing demand for high performance, competitive energy storage
solutions and will play an important part in the development of the
new-energy economy, in the United States and worldwide.
Franck Cecchi, director of Saft's worldwide Li-ion operations declared, "It
is a great pleasure to host the Ambassador and show him what Saft is
achieving here in Jacksonville. Our facility is building the high
technology batteries here in the United States to support the energy
storage markets of the future."
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture 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 being
deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication
markets. Saft's 4,000 employees present in 18 countries, its 15
manufacturing sites and extensive sales network all contribute to
accelerating the Group's growth for the future.
For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com
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