Safran at a glance
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security*..
Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,500 employees (Security included) and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016 (excluding Security). Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.7 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.
* ongoing divestiture of Security business
* In partnership with GE / Mainline commercial jets with than 100 seats
** In partnership with Airbus Group
Safran is passionate about its ocean racing sponsorship and takes a highly professional approach to the project, which provides a rallying point for the company's employees and embodies our values of teamwork, innovation, engagement and achievement. The unique feature of Safran's sponsorship is our technological and human contribution, going well beyond our role as financial sponsor.
A unique involvement in ocean racing
Beyond our passion for sailing, shared by many of our employees, Safran chose ocean racing sponsorship for the technological and cultural affinities between aerospace and the maritime world. Reflecting this approach, unique in the annals of ocean racing, Safran took an active role in the design and construction of our two IMOCA class monohull racers. The boats draw on our expertise and human resources — engineers and technicians from various Safran companies —and incorporate a host of innovative new technologies, derived from our work in aerospace and defense.
The sea is a place of discipline and freedom
It brings out the best in everyone, drawing on all their skills and experience…
Safran Sailing Challenge
Each year, the Safran Sailing Challenge, which is actually the biggest corporate regatta in France, attracts hundreds of Group employees from the world over. The event, held in late September or early October, is a chance to get together with other employees who share the same passion for sailing and take part in a program combining informal sailing, regattas and onshore rallies.
The Safran Sailing Challenge is a Group event where all employees, whatever their background, profession and position, can get together to relax and have fun in a sporting, festive atmosphere.
The 2015 Safran Sailing Challenge was organized in Port Crouesty in the Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany, from September 18 to 20. Nearly 1,000 participants from more than 10 countries, 127 teams and 130 boats… were there to celebrate the Safran Sailing Challenge'10th anniversary.
Morgan Lagravière, Safran monohull'skipepr and co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre, Nicolas Lunven on board the Safran which passed the sailing challenge fleet several times. The two skippers will take to the seas as a team for the Transat Jacques Vabre, setting off from Le Havre on October 25, 2015.
The 11th Safran Sailing Challenge will be hold from October 6 to 9 2016, in Port Camargue (Gard)