Opening of the new Turbomeca (Safran group) site in Mantes-Buchelay

Buchelay, 21st October 2011

Marc Ventre, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Safran group and Dominique Braye, President of the Camy urban community (Communauté d'agglomération de Mantes en Yvelines), today opened the new Turbomeca Mantes-Buchelay site (near Paris) in the presence of Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chief Executive Officer and Paul Martinez, Mayor of Buchelay and Vice-President of Camy. This site implements industrial synergies between Safran Group companies in the field of high-precision mechanics.

The new Turbomeca Mantes-Buchelay site is dedicated to Safran group's precision mechanics activities, those of Turbomeca and Hispano-Suiza, previously based in Mézières-sur-Seine (home to Turbomeca since 1938) and Colombes respectively.

This modern site will house the design, manufacture and assembly of hydromechanical components and accessories of the oil and fuel systems for helicopter engines, as well as the manufacture of hydromechanical components for military aircraft engines (M53/Mirage, M88/Rafale).

Marc Ventre, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Safran group, stated during the ceremony, "Today Safran personnel benefit from a modern site, thus improving industrial efficiency and maintaining competitiveness in high-technology industrial activities in the Paris region. This new site provides stable and secure local employment in terms of rare specialties and competences. It also incorporates all the functions of an industrial competence center, in particular the design office, bringing innovation and development closer to production."

Camy President Dominique Braye said, "Turbomeca's arrival is an unparalleled opportunity for development in Mantes en Yvelines. Camy wishes to benefit from the presence of such a major player in cutting-edge technology to firmly root economic change in the area. The synergy between employment and training will grow from strength to strength thanks to the future university technology center and the training already in place in mechatronics, high-technology as well as green activities."

The 12,392 m2 building houses 320 people. It was designed in accordance with the Low Energy Consumption Building (Bâtiment Basse Consommation) initiative and meets the High Environmental Quality (Haute Qualité Environnementale) building criteria.

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Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

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