Safran in China at a glance

Building on more than a century of relations with China, Safran is now a major player in the Chinese civil aviation and security markets. 

Since the opening of a representative office in Beijing at the end of the 1980s, Safran has formed strong ties with the major players in the Chinese industry and this mutual trust is reflected by long-term collaboration with both partners and customers. Over the last 40 years, Safran has built up a strong presence in China, spanning production, training, maintenance, sales and marketing. Today with 20 entities and more than 1,800 people operating in China, Safran is a major player in all segments, from airplane and helicopter engines to aircraft landing and braking systems, and from identification procedures to detection systems.

 

More than
3,900
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CFM56 and LEAP* engines
are in service or on order in Greater China
Over
50%
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of the Chinese helicopter fleet
is powered by Turbomeca turboshaft engines
Over
40%
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of China's commercial airplanes
are equipped with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty landing gear and braking systems.
50%
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of all explosive detection systems in China
are based on the latest computed tomography (CT) technology supplied by Morpho
No.1
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worldwide
in engines for mainline commercial aircraft with more than 100 seats.*
*Through CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE
No.1
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worldwide
in helicopter turbine engines
No.1
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worldwide
in landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes
No.1
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worldwide
in power transmissions for mainline commercial jets with more than 100 seats
 
No.1
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worldwide
in aircraft electrical interconnection systems
A
world leader
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in aircraft engine nacelles
No.1
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worldwide
in biometric ID solutions (based on fingerprint, iris and facial recognition)
No.1
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worldwide
in automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS)
No.1
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worldwide
in computed-tomography (CT) explosive detection systems (EDS) for checked luggage.
Ranked among
Top 100
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global innovators
by Thomson Reuters
13%
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of revenues invested in
R&D
Nearly
900
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patents
filed in 2014
Around
50%
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of the Chinese helicopter fleet is equipped with SAGEM AP155 Autopilot manufactured by AVIC #242 LANFEI under Licence
Most of
Chinese Airlines
are users of Sagem's AGS (Analysis Ground Station) licences
Most of
Chinese Airlines
fleets aircrafts are equipped with FADEC, manufactured by the Sagem/BAe Joint Venture

 

 

Safran History in China

100 Years of Relations

Safran history with China started with the first visit of a Chinese delegation in France in 1910 for a demonstration flight by a Blériot XI powered by an Omega engine, made by Safran predecessor company, Gnome. Three years later, China bought 12 Caudron aircrafts powered by Gamma engines from Gnome. The two countries continued to work together in the following years and Safran has built up a strong presence in China over the past 40 years. There are major steps such as in the 70s and 80s, with the acquisition and production under license of Turbomeca turboshaft engines. The number of agreements has multiplied since then and Safran becomes a major player in the Chinese civil aviation and security markets. To address the specific needs of its local partners and markets, Safran sets up different kind of partnerships, including subcontracting, co-development, co-production, joint ventures and factories.
 

Strong Presence in China

Safran is a major player in the Chinese civil aviation and security sectors, largely based on a sustained partnership policy and local presence in all market segments. Today Safran has 20 entities with more than 1,800 people operating in China.

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Representative Office

SAFRAN REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

  • Address: 6F Building A, Gateway Plaza, No.18 Xia Guang Li, Dong San Huan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
  • Tel: 86-10-84400026
  • Email: safran.china@safran.cn

 

 

WFOEs and Branches

SAFRAN (BEIJING) ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT CO., LTD

  • Address: 6C Building A, Gateway Plaza, No.18 Xia Guang Li, Dong San Huan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
  • Tel: 86-10-84400026
  • Email: safran.china@safran.cn

 

TURBOMECA(BEIJING)HELICOPTER ENGINES TRADING CO., LTD

  • Address: 6A Building A, Gateway Plaza, No.18 Xia Guang Li, Dong San Huan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
  • Tel: 86-10-84400608
  • Email: info@turbomeca.cn

 

TURBOMECA (TIANJIN) HELICOPTER ENGINES CO., LTD, BEIJING BRANCH

  • Address: 6A Building A, Gateway Plaza, No.18 Xia Guang Li, Dong San Huan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
  • Tel: 86-10-84400608
  • Email: info@turbomeca.cn

 

MORPHO SECURITY SYSTEM (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD, BEIJING BRANCH

  • Address: 6C, Building A, Gateway Plaza, No.18 Xia Guang Li, Dong San Huan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China
  • Tel: 86-10-84400026

 

WFOEs and Branches

SAFRAN (BEIJING) ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT CO., LTD, SHANGHAI BRANCH

  • Address: 15F, Building A-4, 1528 Gu Mei Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Tel: 86-21-6019 7188
  • Email: safran.china@safran.cn

 

MORPHO SECURITY SYSTEM (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD

  • Address: 710, No.6 Ji Long Road, Pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai 200131, China
  • Tel: 86-21-5836 0636

 

 

Joint Ventures

SHANGHAI SAIFEI AVIATION EWIS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD

  • Address: F26, Yong Da International Building, No.2277, Long Yang Road, Pudongxin District, Shanghai, China
  • Tel: 86- 21-20369000

 

WFOEs and branches

TURBOMECA (TIANJIN) HELICOPTER ENGINES CO., LTD

  • Address: Room 314-315, Aviation Industry Support Center, Airport Industrial Park, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, Tianjin 300308, China
  • Tel: 86-22-58775800
  • Email: info@turbomeca.cn

 

SNECMA SUZHOU CO., LTD, TIANJIN BRANCH

  • Address: Room 429, Aerospace Industrial Support Center, Tianjin Airport Economic Area

 

WFOEs and branches

SNECMA SUZHOU CO., LTD

  • Address: No.70, Qi Ming Road, District B, Export & Processing Zone, Suzhou Industrial Park, 215126, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Tel: 86-512-62601860

 

MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY SUZHOU CO., LTD

  • Address: No.70, Qi Ming Road, District B, Export & Processing Zone, Suzhou Industrial Park, 215121, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Tel: 86-512-62601333

 

 

Joint Ventures

SUZHOU SME-CQ AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD

  • Address : No.21 Yan Yu Bang Road, Cao Hu Industrial Park, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
  • Tel: 86- 512-66738088

 

WFOEs and branches

SAFRAN (BEIJING) ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT CO., LTD, XI'AN BRANCH

  • Address: Room 1201 and Room 1202, Kerry A Building, No.1, 12 Feng Cheng Road, Xi'an 710018, Shaanxi, China
  • Tel: 86-29-86-29-86155200

 

 

Joint Ventures

XI'AN SAVI NACELLES CO., LTD

  • Address:   B8, Xi'an Export Processing Zone, NO.1, 12 Fengcheng Road, Xi'an 710019, Shaanxi, China
  • Tel: 86-29-86-29-86556093

 

WFOEs and branches

SAFRAN (BEIJING) ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT CO., LTD, CHENGDU BRANCH

  • Address: SSAMC Shop Area 1011, Ying Chun Qiao Community, Dong Sheng Street, Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

 

 

Joint Ventures

SICHUAN SERVICE AERO ENGINE MAINTENANCE (SSAMC)

  • Address: Shuangliu International Airport, Chengdu 610201, Sichuan, China.
  • Tel: 86-28-85721069

 

Joint Ventures

SNECMA XINYI AIRFOIL CASTINGS CO., LTD

  • Address: 9 Bai Tiao Road , Guiyang Hi Tech Industrial Development Zone, Guiyang, Guizhou 550081, China
  • Tel: 86-851-87992901
  • Fax: 86-851-87992906

 

WFOEs and branches

MORPHO SECURITY SYSTEM (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD, WUHAN BRANCH

  • Address: 1505 Building Dong Gu Yin Zuo, 727 Luo Yu Road, East Lake Development Zone, Wuhan 430074, Hubei Province, China
  • Tel: 86-27-59722326

 

WFOEs and branches

MORPHO SECURITY SYSTEM (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD, SHENZHEN BRANCH

  • Address: 312, New Times Plaza, 1 Tai Zi Road Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518067, Guangdong Province, China
  • Tel: 86-755-21607625

 

Partners & customers

Building on more than a century of relations with China, Safran has developed strong local partnerships with key players in aeronautic industry in China such as AVIC, COMAC, Airlines, First Institute of MPS, GE, Honeywell, and education partners. 

Safran Suppliers

Safran's purchasing policy

With annual purchases exceeding 8 billion euros, Safran applies a purchasing policy that helps meet our strategic objectives of excellence, competitiveness and innovation. Our policy is anchored in long-term relationships and sharing methods and values with our suppliers, plus supporting them on a daily basis. 

Snecma (Safran) and Mecachrome signed on April 14th, 2014 the procurement contract for titanium-aluminide (TiAl) blades on the low-pressure turbine of the CFM International  LEAP engine. The contract was signed at a ceremony attended by Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister for Agriculture, Agrifoods and Forestry, government spokesman and a member of the French parliament representing the Sarthe region.
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The Vélizy facility includes an extensive capability from brake, wheel and systems testing laboratories to equipment complete integration benches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting regulatory requirements and supporting long-term relationships

Safran's purchasing policy is in line with our commitment to excellence and competitiveness, and is fully consistent with our industrial policy and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy.

The aim of our purchasing policy is to focus on suppliers who meet our requirements and comply with the specific regulations governing the aerospace, defense and security markets. Our suppliers are also expected to make a long-term commitment to Safran through a balanced, mutually beneficial relationship.

 

On October 9, 2012, more than 600 buyers from Group companies participated in Safran Buyers' Day 2012 at the Palais des Congrès conference center in Issy-les Moulineaux, near Paris. Safran Vice President for Purchasing Xavier Dessemond took advantage of this opportunity to meet with his purchasing teams and review the challenges facing their profession, which plays a critical role in Safran's overall performance.
Xavier Dessemond, Safran Vice President, Purchasing

Our aim is to ensure that our suppliers' performance meets the expectations of Safran and our customers. That means concentrating our activities around suppliers capable of ensuring the long-term competitiveness needed to boost our market shares. In turn, we demand unyielding excellence from our suppliers in terms of guaranteeing quality and on-time delivery. We also expect them to contribute innovations, and get involved very early in our own developments.

Xavier Dessemond, Safran Vice President, Purchasing

 

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Four main thrusts

Safran's purchasing policy has four main thrusts:

  • Develop a group of suppliers capable of:
    • Meeting Safran's current and future performance needs, in terms of cost, quality and deadlines, along with technological expertise and innovation.
    • Guaranteeing that Safran's CSR strategy will be applied throughout the supply chain at their level, notably working with sheltered workshops and adapted enterprises.
       
  • Foster suppliers' involvement early in Safran's development programs, to make sure we can meet all customer requirements, by allowing our suppliers to:
    • Propose their own innovations.
    • Bring all their expertise to the table so we can design and build the best and most cost-effective Safran products, in line with our health, safety and environment (HSE) standards.
       
  • Promote procedures, and management and monitoring tools shared by all Safran companies to improve the operation of our supply chain and relations with suppliers.
     
  • Support key suppliers to help them adapt their organizational structure to meet Safran's expectations and changing market requirements.

 

Safran's purchasing policy

Safran's purchasing policy is deployed according to the following principles:

  • In line with Safran's Code of Ethics and best practices listed in the Business Mediation Charter.
     
  • In compliance with Safran's commitments to public authorities, trade associations and other partners.
     
  • Based on:
    • ongoing collaboration between Safran companies and the corporate purchasing culture and network;
    • coordinated actions by all Safran staff working with suppliers;
    • involvement of the Purchasing department throughout our products' life cycles.
       
  • Each Safran company has its own Purchasing department, which adapts the corporate purchasing policy to the specific requirements of its own markets. Each entity is responsible for managing its own production purchases. 

 

Excerpt from the speech by Xavier Dessemond, Safran Vice President, Purchasing, during Suppliers' Day 2013, the first convention organized by Safran for its suppliers, held on November 22, 2013 in Paris.

 

 

Working with Safran

Working together to boost performance

Safran expects our suppliers to engage in proactive continuous improvement to improve performance and competitiveness. In return, we work closely with our suppliers to help them achieve these goals.

Aircelle, Safran is a leading worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. 

The integration workshops in Toulouse are located close to the aircraft manufacturer sites and provide support on the final assembly line. The aim of the integration activity is to deliver a complete propulsion unit to the customer (engine and nacelle).

 

13,000
suppliers
€8.2
billion
in purchasing volume in 2013
1,200
buyers
across Safran