Safran inaugurates new plant in Malaysia [fr]
Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, inaugurated on 15th January 2015 in Sendayan, the new Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran company) plant after a year and a half of work. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan, Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan and the Ambassador of France in Malaysia, Christophe Penot.
The world’s leading supplier of carbon brakes for commercial airplanes, Safran chose Malaysia as the location of the new Messier-Bugatti-Dowty carbon disk facility to address the needs of the Asia-Pacific region where the aircraft fleet is posting strong growth. Located near the Kuala Lumpur international airport, the plant will span 10,000 square meters and will have about 150 employees by 2018.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty now outfits about 200 airplanes in service in Malaysia, with equipment for another 400 under order. The new Sendayan plant is a complement to the three existing carbon disk facilities, including two in France (Villeurbanne and Molsheim) and one in the United States (Walton Kentucky). It will bolster Safran’s industrial presence in Malaysia, alongside facilities operated by two other Safran companies, Morpho (security sector) and Turbomeca (helicopter engines).
Safran is a leading high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), defence and security.