Value Creators ranking: Safran in the Top 10

A survey published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the build-up to the Paris Air Show lists Safran among the top 10 value creators in the aeronautics and defense sector over the past five years.

BCG has published a study on the leading value creators in the industry as the 51st International Paris Air Show opened its doors today. The consultancy scrutinized 51 world-class groups and analyzed their average annual returns from 2010 to 2014. It concluded that three French-European groups – Zodiac Aerospace, Airbus and Safran – rank among the top 10.  

How did they do it? "Zodiac and Safran both have fairly legible growth strategies and well diversified customer bases and operations. They have managed to carve out technology niches where they are the leaders," explains BCG managing partner Philippe Plouvier.  In his words, the report lastly shows that "aeronautics and defense is a forward-looking sector and shareholders see it as such."