Saft Welcomes French Ambassador to Its Jacksonville Florida Lithium-ion Battery Plant

  Saft Welcomes French Ambassador to Its Jacksonville Florida Lithium-ion
  Battery Plant

Business Wire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- April 25, 2013

Saft, 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 François Kloc.

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 15^th facility worldwide is also a unique example of technical
innovation, including the production of 1 MW of solar power from the largest
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

About Saft

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


Jill Ledger, +33 1 49 93 17 77
Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Director
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Stéphanie Bia, +33 1 47 03 68 16
Clément Benetreau, +33 1 47 03 68 12
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